I hate Easter. Plain and simple, I’ve hated it since I was 14 years old and my Mom and Sister died a week after Easter. It’s a holiday I’d really rather just ignore.
But, I now have a 2 year old. And it’s not fair for me to ruin his Easter just because I see it as a tainted holiday.
So, what does one do to celebrate Easter with a 2 year old? We aren’t particularly religious, so the religious aspects of the day aren’t likely to be highlighted (one day we will explain the Christian significance it to him and let him make his own decisions, but not at 2).
Anyways, last year and the year before we kind of completely dropped the ball and didn’t do anything other then make a nice dinner. But I’m thinking we need to start doing a bit more now that Little MPB is old enough to understand. We will make a nice Easter dinner, but I’m pretty sure Little MPB wont care about a nice dinner. In fact, I suspect he’ll hate the nice dinner, simply because he does that sometimes.
But, what do we do for Little MPB? Do we do a little Easter egg hunt? Do we give him Easter themed gifts? When I was little we did an Easter egg hunt and usually got a stuffed Easter bunny or something similar. Mr. MPB’s family just did an Easter egg hunt without any additional gifts.
I am thinking of filling up plastic eggs with some fun things like chocolate and stickers and maybe a small toy or two. I think little chocolate eggs everywhere will be a bit too hard for Little MPB to find, so these plastic eggs seem like a good idea for his age. And, I’m also thinking I don’t need to feed a 2 year old a tonne of chocolate. So I’m wondering, how many eggs should I fill up? Are the five that I happen to have already enough, or should we hide a few more? I assume I should probably get him a little Easter egg basket?
Oh, and when do people decorate Easter eggs with kids? Is that a craft we should be trying to do this weekend, in advance of Easter? Or should we do it next weekend, on Easter weekend?
I’m also being realistic that he’s only 2 and I suspect he’ll be happy and excited no matter what we actually do.
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