Inspiration often comes unexpectedly, and thankfully this time, right when I needed it the most. The big day was drawing near; preparations were still non-existent beyond having a batch of lovely, colored eggs. I was really getting worried, James seemed really interested in Easter this year and my desire to actually prepare was still in the toilet.
I was taking a break at work, surfing, and saw the cutest idea. It involved using blown-out eggs as bud vases. It seemed simple, and I could quickly create a thank-you gift for my friend and daughter who were hosting the festivities. But, if I went to that amount of trouble for them, I needed to put a little effort into my own son. I had to go to the store for vase supplies, so I decided to pick up a basket and a few toys. This was all well and good, but James was still asking some complicated questions.
James wanted to know how the Easter Bunny Rabbit (EBR) could hop around the world, get into our fridge, hide eggs for a hunt at our house when he has paws?
Huh, well? completely ignoring the paws question… I wasn’t really into the idea of hiding hard-boiled eggs around the house. Inevitably one would be forgotten and get stinky. But how to deal with not having a hunt at our house without Jame feel like being a bad kid. Ponder, ponder, ponder…..?
So my answer…We decorated eggs to help EBR, who had a lot of work to do what with all that hopping from house to house, hiding eggs, while evading dangerous household pets and wildlife like eagles. EBR would take our eggs and use them for another hunt, maybe even the hunt at our friend’s house. EBR would be grateful for the assist.
James cottened to the idea, he was sympathetic, he does a lot of hopping himself. Matter-o-fact, he decided that we should show our appreciation by making things easy. We left a note pointing out the location of the eggs, and some carrots just in case EBR needed a snack.
Everything came together nicely. But what about the actual day? Stay tuned.