I have one funny Easter story that I wanted to share that I totally forgot to write about in my post yesterday. It’s about a kid but not my kid. Since my sister (ahem, are you listening Kristin?) doesn’t have a blog – someone has to record the hilarious things her kid says.
We had our Easter egg hunt on Friday before dinner because that is when my grandparents were over and we knew they’d enjoy watching the kids (er –kid – let’s face it, Eva and Baby A didn’t do much egg hunting) having fun.
After the egg hunt, there were a few minutes left before dinner so I was keeping Little H occupied by reading books with him. We were reading the “What is Easter?” book that the Easter Bunny brought for Eva. This book is perfect because it talks about how it’s okay to enjoy the eggs, and chocolate and other fun parts of Easter but it’s also necessary to remember the reason for the holiday – celebrating the resurrection of Christ and the gift that that is to us.
This is my kind of book because it targets how I feel about Christian holidays and how I want to teach my children to celebrate them. It targets the idea that there can be a good balance between the fun and the faith.
After finishing the story, I tried to talk to Little H a bit about what it means that Jesus rose from the dead and how he did that for HIM. I told him that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that he could go to heaven.
Then, I asked him if he wanted to tell Nana and Papa and Grandma and Grandpa that Jesus rose from the dead. Of course he did. He ran into the kitchen proclaiming, “Jesus rose from the dead!”
Of course, everyone wanted to show Little H just how exciting this proclamation was so we were all encouraging him – shouting, “Hooray! Jesus rose from the dead. Hooray! He rose from the dead for Little H, and Nana, and Grandma …” and so on. You get the point.
You could tell Little H was so excited.
Shouting “Hooray” over and over again.
Finally, he ran back towards the living room where we had had the Easter egg hunt and shouted one last, very important proclamation:
“HOORAY! NOW WHERE’S MY CHOCOLATE BUNNY?”
Don’t you just love it when it clicks?