March 26, 2005

The Last

The kids are in bed, the Easter Bunny is arriving momentarily and all is right with their small little worlds.

Tomorrow they'll awaken to look for the eggs they colored, but the 'Bunny' hid. My sister will give me the look at some point... the look that says, "I cannot believe your 10 year old knows about SEX, but still believes in the Easter Bunny."

This is his last year, I'm sure. Maybe he has quit and just doesn't admit to it. He's into Fantasy books, so I think he still believes. Truly believes.

It is the innocence of it all that I bask in. I will awaken tomorrow morning soaking in their innocence as they wander around the room, laughing and giggling, looking for eggs, foraging through their baskets, trying to convince me that chocolate bunny or peep is a good breakfast food... just this one time. And I will acquiesce and feel sick to my stomach as I watch Bones eat a Peep at 8AM. Blech.

I will love all of it... as I do every holiday morning. This will be the last year where they all believe...

Posted by Boudicca at March 26, 2005 10:57 PM

... a beautiful perspective, Boudicca... innocence is the perfect theme for an Easter post..

Posted by: Eric at March 27, 2005 07:30 AM

I still believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus cause once you stop believing the world is a little less bright.

So for today I believe the Easter Bunny came and left the basket of chocolate (which I just happen to buy and make the basket).

I am sitting here chowing down on chocolate, chocolate that I haven't had since early February and will by noon have an upset stomach because of all the chocoalte I will have consumed by then.

And later I get to go see my niece and bask in her innocence of what the Easter Bunny brought her.

Posted by: Machelle at March 27, 2005 09:15 AM

Peeps rock. Especially when they are just a little hard.

Posted by: Jody Halsted at March 27, 2005 09:26 AM

I like to put peep's in the microwave, watch them grow to 3 times their normal size hehehe

Posted by: ktreva at March 27, 2005 01:32 PM

Glad you found the peeps :)

What a great post :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 27, 2005 08:45 PM

Ktreva... i do the same. Eventually they get a smoking hole in the top and start burning from the inside out!

Posted by: Boudicca at March 28, 2005 04:42 PM