Easter was such fun! We would go to bed on Easter Saturday, bursting with anticipation with what Easter Bunny was going to do this year. This year, you say? Well at our house, the Bunny was a complete original. One year, we had different coloured wool tied to the ends of our beds, and we had to follow the trail, twisting and winding around rooms, furniture, the garden and even out onto the street, and pick up little eggs on the way.
Another year we had to follow the 'footprints, yes, cut out footprints taped EVERY where! On the floor, over furniture, on the ceiling and up the walls. It was fabulous fun! Sometimes it was to work out a riddle to find the 'stash'. Clues (level of difficulty was dependent on each of our ages) were popped into an appropriately decorated envelope for us when we awoke. Lots of giggles and puzzling would ensue, until all the eggs were found.
Looking back on those wonderful days, what stands out mostly for me today is that we really didn't get much in the way of chocolate eggs, but we all, including the folks, had squillions of tons of pure, unadulterated fun.
Since having my own family I have used this same idea for my own kids, and the outcome is always the same. Lots of great fun and wonderful memories. So to cut a long story short, I suppose the moral of the story is that spending time, using imagination and love on giving can be far, far better than spending lots of money to impress. Cheers to all!
By Vicki from Queensland
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What a wonderful outlook on life your mother gave to you and your siblings and now you are passing on to your own. You have discovered the true meaning of happiness and so many other people are still searching for it. God bless you for sharing this with others.
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