Remember Easter as a kid? I loved Easter. And despite my advanced age I do remember a few things from Easter as a child...
I was allowed to wear my new shoes and spring coat for Easter mass.
Is it me, or was the weather nicer then? Seems it was always beautiful and warm at Easter. Or I could possibly be losing my mind, it seems to wander off more and more regularly these days.
Mom and Dad would hide our Easter baskets somewhere in the house.
We didn't to an Easter egg hunt - I think maybe that wasn't a French thing to do. But oh, the thrill of hunting down the Easter basket full of goodies! We each got a basket AND a present. It was always so damn hard to find, although come to think of it, it was usually hidden behind the couch or curtains - pretty much the first place I'd think to look today.
For once in the year, I could eat as much candy as I wanted.
Of course I went overboard. One particular year I ate waaaay to much and was sick for two days. The very thought of milk chocolate disgusted me for years after. Poor mom, not only did she have to hold my miserable head and wash up after me, in subsequent years she had to find dark chocolate Easter bunnies. Not an easy thing, those many many years ago. The things mother will put up with!
Cute little chickies
I loved those petting farms they set up at Easter. And I always wanted a pet chick. Of course my evil mom always said no. I completely understand now. I can't help but wonder how those poor little things fared at the hands of all those children. How many survived past a few days? And if they did, did they make it to chickenhood? Did the disinterested kids ever end up eating Fluffy without knowing it?
And a few questions:
What are peeps?
Why a bunny and eggs?
Why not a chicken and eggs, it would be much more logical. Or a bunny and baby bunnies which would be much cuter.
And how did bunnies and chocolate and eggs come to be mixed with the crucifixion? Ok, I know christians co-opted the pagan "Hey Spring is here" party, like they did with pretty much all the other pagan feasts and bunnies are fertile and spring is too and yadda yadda yadda. Meh...
Edited to add: I just took off the pic that was here as the author red Xed it with the whole "you're evil" text. I can understand his not wanting me to put it up, but as I emailed him about it, he coulda just emailed me back saying I'd rather you just take it down, and I would have. Go figure.