|Playing in the dirt outside.|
|Laying outside with her baby doll.|
So Easter is upon us and I initially had planned to do an Easter basket because that was what I felt I had to do as a parent. This was one more thing I felt pressure to do and it required buying stuff we didn't really need. I already purchased a coloring book because she had used up her old ones and I was saving to put it in the basket. Today I went upstairs and brought down the coloring book for her to play with. She needed a coloring book, I got her a coloring book and she enjoyed it. No pressure to make a big basket, no fanfare, just a morning spent coloring together.
Will she have an Easter egg hunt every year? That's my plan. It's a fun activity to do together. Will we visit family and have a big dinner. You bet, because that is always time well spent. Will I be making an Easter basket? No, I'm going to sit this one out.
My words are not here to make others feel bad for that big beautiful Easter basket you are planning to make. You love the Easter Holiday? I say go for it. I'm writing so maybe someone else who feels excessive pressure to go all out and buy so much for every holiday can give themselves a break.
I want to be intentional and make each holiday what I think is best for my family. Christmas time can make me feel overwhelmed, but I love making birthdays feel really special. I like planning my kids birthdays and I hope to create some lifelong memories. So I'll focus on the birthday and maybe not worry if I don't partake in every Holiday tradition ever invented.
|Waiting for "Trick or Treat"|