Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Easter. If you believe in the holiday, I hope you enjoyed spending it with your family. We had a really great Easter and our children enjoyed Easter a little differently this year than usual, but we had fun still! We celebrated the holiday a bit differently this year than usual for several reasons. So, why did we change our tradition this year?
- Church. Since I’ve embarked onmy own journey of religious discovery, I’ve decided that it’s really important that my children understand what Easter really means, so our Easter tradition should really change to reflect that. I wanted to take the kids to church on Easter Sunday this year, so we had to stay home instead of driving to my parents’ house in order to do that.
- Corn-free diet. Do you realize how many pieces of candy of corn syrup in them? Yeah. Most people don’t. Nor do they wish to take the time to research it, but going without corn in Squeaker’s diet has really helped regulate his mood and behavior, so we must stay the course with his diet. We’ve noticed huge differences when we decided to go off-track with him, and it’s just worth it for us to take extra measures to keep him on this corn-free diet. And I recognize that no one else wants to go without jelly beans on Easter. My kids don’t really mind. We know what they can have, so we prepared for that, and we just didn’t go to any Easter egg hunts outside of the home.
- The Manager’s job. So, my husband works retail, so he works the day before Easter and the day after, so driving the day of Easter really makes things difficult on everyone in our car. We just decided that we should go without the drive for everyone’s benefit.
- To help my parents. My mom had knee surgery about a week ago and I just felt that less kids over at their house would be better for them right now.
- Creating Traditions. That leads to me to creating our own traditions. As we get older, I feel the need to make our own traditions. I enjoyed our minimalist Easter baskets, going to our Easter service to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, releasing butterflies at church, and then doing our own Easter egg hunt at home after church. We had our own roast for dinner to finish it all off, and that’s Easter for us this year. We couldn’t have been happier with how it all turned out!
Holiday traditions can change as you get older, mature, and your family grows. Family dynamics change. Life situations change. I think developing your own traditions to fit your lifestyle is what’s important and that’s what we did.
If you want to try some of our family’s delicious crockpot roast beef, I’ve decided to share my recipe! It turned out so well!
What are your Easter Traditions? Anything special?