It's the day after Easter and I'm sure everyone is still coming down from their sugar rushes, but we're all up and working already in our house.
Anyway, back to Easter... I know that everyone was bummed about being stuck at home this year, but my family actually doesn't go anywhere for Easter on a normal basis, so it was pretty much business as usual here. The only difference was in the Easter eggs and the gifts.
My siblings all know that the Easter Bunny brings everyone a basket, but my mom gives us a few gifts as well. There are usually new springtime clothes and some outdoor activities to keep everyone busy. Unfortunately, life interfered before all of the shopping was finished, so the only kids who got new clothes were the twins. I don't think that us older kids really cared though, since we really just wanted the candy anyway... give me some chocolate and I'm a happy camper!
The other unusual thing this year was the fact that we couldn't color eggs. Over the years, my mom would typically let us each color six eggs, resulting in 36 total to be hidden around the house. After my brother moved out, we continued coloring 36 and the younger kids would just get to color some extra to make up for one person missing.
Unfortunately, eggs have been kind of difficult to find at the stores since everyone started panic buying for quarantine. This meant that the eggs that we do have couldn't be wasted, and since no one particularly enjoys eating the hard boiled eggs, we just didn't color any this year.
When we woke up yesterday morning, however, the kids discovered that the Easter Bunny had hidden our plastic decorative eggs and left clues for a scavenger hunt! We split them up into two teams so everyone would have an equal chance to find the eggs and my dad kept my littlest sisters busy while the older team went first. My mom and I made sure that the older two re-hid the eggs after they had read each clue so the twins would be able to find them after. It worked perfectly.
This unusual egg scavenger hunt was so much fun for everyone! It kept us running back and forth from room to room, outside by the pool, and into the garage. The kids had to decipher each clue to figure out where the next egg would be hidden and then actually search for the eggs in each spot. I think they might have had more fun with this year's search than the regular search we do on a normal basis.
Sometimes you just need to take an odd situation and make the best of it... we were home together and enjoyed a great meal. I missed out on video chatting with my brother and nephew because I fell asleep (hey, I was up until 4am the night before, so I finally crashed in the afternoon) but everyone else got to see the baby for his first Easter, so they enjoyed that. I got to see his Easter pictures at least, and I'll video chat with them this week. Overall, it was a really enjoyable holiday!
So how was your Easter? I'd love to hear about something fun that you did to celebrate while stuck at home... Did you do an egg hunt? See family over the computer? Attend virtual church services? Just leave a comment in the box below to share some of your fun!
Thanks for reading!