April 14, 2014

Easter Traditions

We are in a funny place - the kids and cousins are mostly gone, and there are no grandkids.  It's hard to know how much to decorate for the holidays and what traditions we should continue.  Because the honest truth is many of the fun memories came from involving the kids.

I would love to know how any of you have made this transition and what traditions you have chosen to keep!


  1. I too know where you coming from!!
    I have still done Easter egg coloring off and on for years--
    but that does not even mean much any more--
    I do decorate though--mainly cause I love the colors of Easter
    and I love bunnies and chicks--
    so guess there is still a 'little girl' inside me!!
    hugs, and Happy Easter, Di and miss gracie

  2. It's so odd that you ask, because I thought on this just at Christmas. I still have one 14-year-old at home, but so many of the traditions we have at Christmas are really enjoyed by younger children -- the Jesse tree, the nativity scene, the candles that burn down each day. Several others. And I found (to my wonder and delight!) that I enjoy them by myself! I enjoy them just as I did when the kids were doing them instead. We don't have nearly so many Easter traditions, so it's not a deal this time of year. But these are interesting thoughts. I think perhaps the child in me is coming back out again, now that the mother can settle down and not be so concerned about teaching every little thing. :)