I have a confession to make. I am not so good at the celebrating. I am not sure why that is. Maybe because I am uncomfortable with the American penchant for excess, maybe I am too lazy or simply have too much stuff going on. So on Friday I realized, “wait, Easter is in 2 days and we have done nothing.” As a homeschooler I should be taking advantage of all these holidays as learning opportunities. Oh well. I quick boiled some eggs and we dyed them using some food coloring I had on hand. But Sunday we were building a greenhouse. Yes a greenhouse. I wish we weren’t but we are behind on this project and it must get done even if it is not the best time to do it. Luckily good company and a homemade meal of bread and soup made it feel like a celebration. Thanks Joci, Jim and dads!
So today the children are like, “when are we going to hide the eggs?” and “where’s our candy?”
I really really want to get better at celebrating, though I definitely want to lean more towards the ritual than the material.
Luckily I think this place will lend itself to that. Next year Proeun and I will be celebrating 10 years of wedded bliss so I better figure out how to celebrate by then. How do you like to celebrate?