Easter Weekend

I don’t have the energy to write about all of it, but I do want to say we had a good weekend, even if it was rather full. We went to Ian’s mom’s house on Saturday, and saw Ian’s dad and his girlfriend on Saturday night. On Sunday we went to UUSS, and then went to my grandmother and great-grandaunt’s house to see all the crazy Merkels, Muellers, and Elams, and the many assorted hangers-on. Yes, kids. That’s two solid days of Easter.

The best part of Easter started late on Saturday night and resumed again early Saturday morning. Before bed, we put some carrots (with tops) out on our garden altar on Saturday night for the Easter bunny. We talked a little about the goddess and how this is a special time of year for her, and how she sends her animal, the Easter bunny, to visit and share her bounty and blessings with every child and every person. Eggs and bunnies are old nature religion and goddess symbols. On Sunday morning, Ian and I set the alarm and went out to the altar really early, in the damp. Later, Lucas hunted eggs in the rain and lit up when he found the altar full of goodies and flowers. We found the carrots were nibbled and only the tops remained. The Easter bunny had left gifts for us (colored eggs, plastic eggs with coins, stickers, some chocolate, flowers, fresh fruits, and a candle). Lucas carefully gathered them all into baskets. We placed the flowers in vases and he asked if he could eat the strawberries and grapes that the Easter bunny left for dinner later that night. It was fun and meaningful and it worked. We strive to carve out a tiny piece of each holiday to create and maintain our own Wilson family traditions, and to remake the holidays into versions that suit us better.

I am sorry that we didn’t get to see friends at the home of Parnasus, Samayam and everybody! I think that’s the only sad thing about the weekend.

Oh, and Lucas didn’t even ask me for a piece of candy today.

No Responses to “Easter Weekend”

Leave a Reply

  • About Sara

    Thanks for visiting! I’m Sara, editor and writer, wife to Ian, and mother of two precious boys. I am living each day to the fullest and with as much grace, creativity, and patience as I can muster. This is where I write about living, loving, and engaging fully in family life and the world around me. I let my hair down here. I learn new skills here. I strive to be a better human being here. And I tell the truth.

    Our children attend Waldorf school and we are enriching our home and family life with plenty of Waldorf-inspired festivals, crafts, and stories.

    © 2003–2018 Please do not use my photographs or text without my permission.

    “Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.” —Ursula K. LeGuinn

  • Buy Our Festivals E-Books

  • Archives

  • Tags

  • Categories


  • Meta