What's it all about anyway? I'm currently reading a bucketload of information about history, particularly the History of Psychology and it seems I'm spending a bucketload of time reading about Philosophy and Theology too, which can be very interesting but can also just blow your mind!
Don't worry this isn't going to be a history lesson. But reading these ridiculously huge books got me thinking about some of the traditions we still have today...some of the celebration and ceremony we still engage in but often don't really know why.
So Why? What is it all about?
My go to answer when my little monkeys first started enquiring about Easter and what it means was that 'Lots of different people have lots of different beliefs'.
And then I'd go on to tell stories (the ones I kinda knew anyway) about the meaning/s of Easter.
It was always fun to explore what others believe and what Easter means to them but I had to ask myself what does it mean to me? What is it that our family really dig about Easter? The answer was easy!
Lot's of Laughter!
Ok Chocolate too...but Family is numero uno at Easter time in this silly ol' family of ours.
So how do we celebrate?
We remove ourselves from the everyday-ness of our regular lives and we head into the beautiful Australian Bush to Play.
Here's some of what we have planned this Easter:
Storytelling - yes I still read to my 10 & nearly 13 year old children :)
Reading for pleasure (Yep...History of Psychology and other ridiculously huge volumes are staying on the shelf)
Skimming Stones in the sea
Swimming in the sea
Stand Up Paddling in the sea
Snorkelling in the sea (yes we are camping at the beach!)
Making Easter baskets out of nature finds (often turn out very dodgy...but lot's of fun to do with the kids)
Nattering...I love this one, especially when it's with people I love the most
Easter Egg Art...Basically involves filling empty egg shells with paint and ditching them at a canvas to create a masterpiece artwork...I'll let you know how this goes - could also result in dodgy-ness.
Pinata Bashing - my mum's idea
Finding Chocolate Eggs
Eating Chocolate Eggs
Sharing a wine or two with people I love
An abundance of kisses
Singing, lots of singing!
So whatever Easter means to you, whoever you share it with and whatever you do my one easter wish for you is that you have a ridiculously good time.
I'm taking a little break over this time from emails, blogging, working in general but I'll be back to answer all your sweet emails from Tuesday 7th April.
Happy Easter Lovely Heads