Part of Perfect Moment Mondays…
We’re adjusting to Daddy being gone a lot again, after three years of having him home with us. But, this would be the first holiday we’ve navigated around his schedule. This meant he had to miss the annual Family BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt at preschool at which Reagan filled up two baskets full of Easter eggs filled with sugary treats.
She wasn’t shy about going back for more after everyone else had moved on to photos with the Easter Bunny. No surprise. Earlier in the party she had proudly pointed out loud enough for the Easter Bunny to hear that she could see her hair sticking out from the back of her costume. Did you know the Easter Bunny blushes?
I spent the car ride home explaining why there was a lady dressed up like the Easter Bunny at the party. I used the usual red-faced, parent story we used last year to explain why the Santa at the mall looked different from the Santa in the video message she got from him, “the mall Santas are actually Santa’s helpers. Just like the Easter Bunnies at parties are just the real Easter Bunny’s helpers.” Gulp.
Daddy made it home to spend Saturday with us, coloring eggs and watching Reagan’s new favorite movie, Cats & Dogs, the Revenge of Kitty Galore. What a treat it was to slow down together as a family for just one day. Because by morning, we would have to speed it up again. By early afternoon on Easter, Daddy had to be on his next plane.
Could we rush Easter?
Bright and early we had our Easter Egg hunt, despite the cold and the wind…
After a pancake breakfast, there was no time to iron Reagan’s Easter dress for church, which was okay by Reagan, because to her, her Easter Sunday best was her new Rapunzel dress the Easter Bunny brought…
As soon as church was over, we rushed home for a very early supper of ham, mashed potatoes, corn and broccoli. Nothing fancy, but most fulfilling.
We kissed Daddy goodbye and spent the rest of the afternoon and into the evening watching Reagan’s new Easter chick-flicks, Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue and Tangled. Just us girls. Once again.