Easter!

Hello everyone! Yesterday was Easter Sunday and I hope whatever Easter means to you, even if it just means ‘Sunday,’ I hope you all had a wonderful day.

Easter for us means family. We know the story of Jesus and why people celebrate Easter but we aren’t particularly religious so for us, Easter means family. It means family because R has a longer weekend at home with us and we all get to spend lots of time together as a family doing lots of fun things.

Since Kory’s first Easter we’ve sort of made our own Easter traditions that we have each year. We always make lots of Easter crafts on the run up to Easter, we bake, we always have our traditional Easter egg hunt around the house after the Easter bunny has been, we have party food for dinner and I usually make a roast dinner for tea. That was the plan for yesterday too however sometimes things don’t always go to plan… But that’s for another blog post.

What I loved most about Easter this year was that not only did I get to see the excitement on Kory’s face when he realised the Easter bunny had been, but I got to see the same look on Kora’s face too as she was old enough to join in with the egg hunt this year as well. As usual, they both ended up with a LOT of chocolate as not only do we buy a couple for them but so do our family and friends. Which brings me to my next point… I seen so many people complaining on social media yesterday about the amount of eggs people had chose to give their children on Easter and I would just like to say, it should not matter whether someone gives their child 1 Easter egg or 100 Easter eggs. I am sure the children will be happy either way – I know if I gave my children one egg each they’d have been just as happy. That is that parents individual choice and although some might say we go all out at Easter, I would not judge someone for not ‘going all out’ as that is nothing. to. do. with. me. Since when did everyone have an opinion on everything others do. Stop concerning yourself with what others do for THEIR children and if you’re a parent, focus on doing what you think is right for your own child. It doesn’t matter what others do. I don’t post a picture of my children’s Easter eggs to say ‘LOOK HOW MANY EASTER EGGS MY CHILD GOT!’ Or to make others feel bad. I have a lot of family and friends on social media who haven’t been able to see my children over Easter this year and have bought them gifts so I thought it would be nice if I could upload a picture to show them everything they got for them to see. If you’re a parent and it doesn’t make you feel good for seeing someone post a picture with how many eggs they got their child, let’s say they bought them a truck load and you’re not in a position to do that, please do not make yourself feel bad for that – Easter is not a competition and it is not about the Easter eggs, as long as you and your child had a nice day together, that’s honestly all that matters. Or if you’re a parent who has bought their child a truck load of Easter eggs – that’s okay BUT if you’re judging others for not buying their children as much, then you need to think about what that might be teaching your children. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that anyway!

So, yeah. We had a lovely Easter yesterday and I hope you and your children all had a lovely day as well, whatever your plans may have been.

Do you celebrate Easter? If so, how do you choose to spend the day? Do you have any of your own Easter traditions? Please let me know by leaving me a comment. Thanks!

For those of you that celebrate Easter, happy Easter for yesterday and for those of you that don’t, happy Sunday!

The Lonsdale’s, xo

4 thoughts on “Easter!

  1. You know, this struck a chord with me. I saw someone complain saying something along the lines of “what happened to just getting your kid an Easter egg, why are kids getting presents and 10 chocolate eggs these days” and I was just dumbfounded. This Easter I made my child an Easter basket which included some chocolate and a few small gifts that I’d gotten over the course of a few weeks, it’s a tradition I wanted to start and it’s nice because actually my son doesn’t get them from anyone else, it’s just me. I saw some kids get 1, I saw some kids get 10. Whatever. Not my kids, not an issue with me!

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    1. I totally feel the same. I don’t understand why people are so bothered about it, as you said, not your kids, not an issue with you! And that’s how it should be. I don’t judge anyone for buying ‘too little’ or ‘too much’ as that is completely their decision. Just as what we do for our children is what we see as suitable. People are so quick to judge but in your case, you buy more for Reuben to compensate for those that don’t and I respect that and believe that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that and that it’s entirely your choice and there will be many other parents who are in the same position as you who probably do the same but there are also people who won’t know other peoples situations and will judge regardless because it’s not what they deem as ‘suitable’ I think the world would be a much better place if people judged a whole lot less. If something doesn’t effect you directly and the other person is doing no harm to anyone then it’s best to let it just go straight over your head. At least that’s what I think anyway. I hope you and Reu had a lovely Easter, I’m sure he did with his Easter basket ❤️

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      1. Spot on. If it’s not hurting you or anyone else, why worry!? 💛

        We had a lovely Easter. Apart from the Easter basket it was a completely normal day and the chocolate he got lasted a week. ❤️

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      2. Exactly. I’ve enough on my plate with my own two kids to worry about how other people choose to parent theirs, especially over something so insignificant. Glad to hear you both had a lovely Easter ❤️

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