A few random Easter Statuses from over the years…..
How things change and how things don’t…
(At work with me) Five years ago – day off from school so came to work with me. Serious post-Easter sugar crash in progress.
So in anticipation of the Easter Bunny, I suppose…
DC went to bed at 9:00! Seriously, 9:00!
We’ve got Jelly Beans and we’ve got band-aids. Happy Easter!
DC sporting his Easter band-aids, which are not to be confused with his birthday, Christmas or every day band-aids
“Easter Bunny, come over here!” (How freaky is this bunny?)
DC: Mom! The Easter Bunny visited!
Me: He came to the hotel? Did you see him?
Me: What did he look like?
DC: Jelly beans
Me: No, what did the bunny look like?
Me: The bunny. What did he look like?
Happy Easter! DC was very excited to wake up and find his basket this morning, but before he dove in, he had to make sure the calendars were “Flipped” to April. That being done – he could then enjoy his basket. Very confusing having Easter,#CalendarFlipDay and April Fools Day fall on the same day this year. He really never “got” April Fools and I have to explain to him every year that people might play jokes, but he really doesn’t get it. Maybe we’ll just wear some ORANGE later ….
Yesterday we went to Easter Dinner at the place where we usually spend Thanksgiving. For Thanksgiving, we usually spend the weekend.
We were only going for the day yesterday. I explained to DC that his favorite book/toy store in that area would probably not be open because it was a holiday. (Don’t worry, we did find one place that was open and he managed to find a book).
When we arrived, DC got a little bit upset and said he did not want to go there. I didn’t know why – he usually likes this place, so I attributed it to his “arrival anxiety”.
He calmed down eventually and we had a nice dinner.
After dinner, we visited the gift shop (for the book), took a quick ride around the area and we headed home.
Walking up our sidewalk, after arriving home, DC put his arm around me and said:
“Mom, you saved me! Thank you for saving me!”
Me: What did I save you from?
DC: The vacation!
I realized then why he had been so upset when we got to the restaurant. As soon as he saw it, he thought we’d be staying over – without his computer, DVD’s and books.
I posted the other day that we went for Easter Dinner at the place where we usually spend Thanksgiving. I discovered later that DC was nervous that we were staying the weekend without his computer/DVD’s/Books and markers – we weren’t staying. Yesterday (Monday) he, all of a sudden yelled “Happy Easter. Easter is coming! Going to Mystic on Easter!” (in the past, we have gone to Mystic for Easter weekend – We have also gone to Boston and New York for Easter Weekend – and we went where we went this year, just not for the weekend. I don’t know why he is so stuck on Mystic)
Me: (???) DC, Easter was yesterday. Don’t you remember?
DC: (there is nothing that reminds me of his father more than that blank stare)
Me: Don’t you remember that we went to dinner and the toy store was closed but we found a Treasure Island book at a different store? Do you remember you got your Easter Basket in the morning?
DC: Yes. Going to Mystic.
Me: No, we already had Easter. Easter is over.
Me: We can go to Mystic another time, but Easter is over.
So, I can only assume that when we did not stay over on Easter at the place we usually stay for Thanksgiving weekend, he thought we’d come home, get his stuff and head for Mystic.
Or….. he just looking for a Do-Over.
We were on vacation for the week before Easter this year. We arrived home late (this) Saturday afternoon.
The vacation was fun but DC was happy to be home. After a week-long of “looking around”, lots of driving, lots of different hotels; Easter will be very low-key and hopefully less confusing than last year.
Just the Easter Bunny (of course) and some Chinese food to check off the holiday “Out To Eat” box.
Have a Happy Easter!