To everything there is a season.
I have had a good long season of fun family holiday traditions with little children.
some of the traditions were laid to rest. We did not color eggs this
year, and we did not participate in hiding eggs and finding them. We did
not have Easter baskets (although there was candy and plenty of it).
is the season of rest from the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa
Claus; the season of rest from little children. I have got my children,
and now it is time to "lose" them to adulthood and self-reliance.
don't mind. We have had fun the last 20 years of keeping up these
particular holiday traditions, but it wears thin after a while, and we
are getting to be too busy to keep some of them up. I am glad that we
have had those times, but I am also glad that when I said, "no baskets
this year" no one complained. They were happy that there was candy and that there will be ham and potatoes and pineapple for Easter dinner but the things of childhood are now universally acknowledged to be not necessary.
Matt spoke in church and it sill amazes me that he is old enough to put together a coherent, thoughtful speech. It also amazes me that he has such a deep voice, even after hearing it for nearly a year.