Friday, April 2, 2010

Chasing Easter

Today I feel like writing. I'm sorry, I just do. I have a stream-of-conscience or rather, ADD, issue going on inside my head. I feel that this may be therapeutic in some way. Bear with me.

Is anyone else having the hardest time getting "into" Easter? Me too. It's not that I don't like Easter, in fact, I really do. But for some reason it hasn't taken its hold on me this year.

You see, last year, I had all of my Easter supplies ready and on-hand no less than two weeks in advance. Not only that, but I had planned everything in mid-February. I am such a planner. Generally planning gives me a high. I feel prepared, on task, and mind-haze free.

Not this year.

It could be that I was sick with the flu all last week or the fact that as an addition to being sick, I lost my voice on Monday night and have been mute since. I just got around to Easter baskets yesterday, but have no idea where the actual baskets are or when I will buy Mason's. I am finally starting to understand those plastic, all-inclusive, shrink-wrapped Easter baskets that you find at the supermarket. The kind I always wanted as a kid but the kind I, and my children, will only ever dream of.

My kids have yet to see the Easter Bunny. In fact, they have no idea that he's been frequenting the Mall where we should be going to get the new matching Easter ties that I've been meaning to look into.

Easter dinner. Oh dear. Will my family forgive me if I don't make homemade scalloped potatoes and a honey ham? I just don't have the energy. Not to plan, shop, or especially execute.

I read about things while I am blog-stalking, about all the cute things that people have been doing with their kids. It makes me feel even more behind. And lazy.

Thank goodness Grandpa already dyed eggs with the kids. Yep. Not me. Grandpa.

But really, didn't I just finish making all my kids' Valentines? I'm sure that was only last week. Christmas is enough planning that it should last all year through, right? Let's just focus on the meaning of Easter this year and not the traditions. If only that didn't just make me feel lazy.

No worries; As the sun sets on April 3rd, I'm sure that I'll have picked my attitude up off the floor, dusted it off, and started peeling potatoes. Until then, maybe a to-do list will help...


  1. I've been feeling the same way. Now I don't feel so alone! :)

  2. I keep dragging my feet on planning Easter dinner, and the longer I wait, the more I dread going to Costco this close to a holiday. While I'm sitting here reading your blog, I keep trying to convince myself to go to the store. My kids are going to end up with PB&J and Easter candy for dinner :)

  3. Cameron and I just realized like 2 days ago that Easter is on Sunday, so you are most certainly not alone. I also don't do cute things with my kids. I'm just too tired.

  4. right there with you. if you walked into our home you wouldn't know it was Easter, no decorations or anything-which is a real bummer since I actually have a cute Easter wreath. I just haven't felt like it. Although I am excited for Easter Dinner. Ussually these kind of dinners happen at my mom and dad's which I love since they do most of the work and I get to enjoy it. But this year they are out of town and so we are doing our own (infact my in laws decided to come last minute) but I am excited to do a BIG dinner finally. Lets be honest though, Dave is doing most of it...maybe that is why I am feeling goo about it all.

    No worries about not feeling into it...I mean really Easter will be here in 12 months so you can have another shot at making memories to last a life time!

  5. I understand. But if it makes you feel better I've felt that way with most things lately. I mean, I know you haven't been stalking MY blog and thinking to yourself, "Man, why can't I be more like Morgan? She does such fun things with her kids." You know why you didn't do that? b/c I haven't wrote a decent blog post in months.... like 7 months! I can't seem to want to do anything. My poor kids sit inside our 800 sqft apartment most days while I feel horrible about my mom skills. I need to pick up my attitude and shake it off aswell.