I so am. Quite simply I’m a fool. Mr H saw it coming. I didn’t. I was trying to avoid it. As the Eggs build up from family and friends, do I really have a choice?
Will he be bothered either way? I’m not so sure. Will he have fun? Of course.
Some would say the fun is enough. We celebrate Christmas for a whole month so why I am shying away from Easter? Honestly, I really don’t know. Maybe it’s because we don’t follow a religious path. But then that’s a complete contradiction considering the ridiculous efforts we go to at Christmas!
I blame Mr H (yes dear if you are reading, which he so isn’t, then yes it is all your fault). He doesn’t acknowledge Valentines Day *sobs*, it’s just a money spinner! I kind of agree, although it would be nice. Easter falls into that category. This year was the first year he really made an effort for Mother’s Day, which made my heart melt. It may have been down to pressure from Lil G or maybe just because. We don’t really make a fuss at birthday’s unless it is Lil G’s. So basically Birthday and Christmas times are pretty HUGE in the Hargreaves house rather than all the little bits in between.
Today… I plan to change this.
To Lil G, Easter means nothing more than watching chicks hatch at Kindergarten and eating chocolate. Kindergarten have been teaching him the basics. For now I am going to build on that and have a little fun. All in the name of peer pressure.
Over the last few weeks I have been questioned by friends and peers about what plans I have made for Easter. Friends who know how crazy I am at Christmas time! I set the precedent didn’t I. It is my own fault. Shocked faces as I said nothing was planned. In the blogging world mummy’s and daddy’s are dressing their houses, making Easter Bonnets, crafting some rather epic projects and well basically getting into the spirit.
In my friendship circles, not so much. Or maybe I just haven’t seen. So, in a bid not to be so boring, and because Lil G said… ‘We are having an Easter Egg hunt at Kindy mummy, will I be having one at my home?’
We will have an Easter Egg hunt. I will be decorating his play room. Just a little bit.
I did what any mummy under pressure would and I caved. I said I wouldn’t … But I have. Have I enjoyed shopping around, seeking out ways of making the morning of Easter Sunday a fun one? Absolutely. Am I quite excited for this evening when I dress Lil G’s play room a little, I am now.
All in moderation and that! Who am I kidding, there is no moderation. Far too many eggs have been dropped off from friends and family. Mr H however, as expected has reigned me in. Or so he thinks! Eek.
And here is what I have been buying…
How will you be celebrating Easter?
For those interested, I picked the sign and egg hunting kit up from a really gorgeous shop Luck & Luck. The Easter egg hunt eggs were from ASDA. The paper chains and egg decorations were from a local craft shop.
If you are looking for ways of entertaining your toddler over the Easter period then you could take a look at my Pinterest board here…