Monday, April 25, 2011

What I learned from Easter

Before I forget, Happy Easter Everyone! We had a pretty great day, and that is despite the fact that I got hardly any sleep the night before. Here's what Easter taught me this year...



  • Easter is just as exciting as Christmas to our kids. Apparently, next year before the kids go to bed we need to have the "You can't come out of your rooms until after 7" talk. I had kids (minus Melissa, she now values her sleep too much) coming in and out of my room beginning at 4 in the morning.

  • Melissa will make a better Mom than me. After me getting after each kid who came in to wake me up, Melissa got out of bed, had them all get their scriptures and then had them all take turns reading in their scriptures about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the REAL reason we celebrate Easter. Like I said, a better mom than me...

  • Jenna is already making her list of things she will NOT do like me. At 10:30 Saturday night, Jenna came in and said, "Mom, can I give you a suggestion as to how to do Easter better?" After listening to her suggestion, I said, "We'll see." {A great response for a parent!} To which she said, "Well, I'm going to do it when I'm a mom."

  • The Easter Bunny and Santa are the same person and are thus treated the same. Jenna told me before she went to bed that she wanted to leave out a treat for me because I'm the Easter Bunny, and I told her that was very nice, but I didn't need any treats. However, when I went out to the Family Room to start hiding the treats, I found a note from Jenna that said, "Dear Easter Bunny, I would like a Barbie for Easter. Thanks, Jenna" . Apparently, the Easter Bunny gets lists too.

  • Lastly, Jenna is the best at finding Easter Candy. She found EVERY single hard thing I hid. I left some out in the open for Jayden, and some hidden in the obvious spaces, but thought I would do some hard ones for Melissa and Spencer, but it was Jenna that found them all. In fact when there were two peices left to be found, and the kids couldn't find them, we sent the kids back to the bedrooms for Steve and I to look in places we hid them. Only we couldn't find them either. When the kids came back out, they started looking again, and it was Jenna that found them all. Go figure.

5 comments:

Motherboard said...

My favorite part of having teenagers is that THEY get to fill the eggs with candy and THEY get to go hide the eggs for the hunt.

And I take a nap. A gloriously long nap.

Yay for teenagers!

Michelle said...

Funny thing here was it was Meagan who found all the hard ones. Good Job Her!

James Hatch said...

Our kids were way excited this year too, for some reason. Ethan practically begged to go to bed the night before so morning could come quicker. Why is this year so exciting for everyone?

Lhone said...

My kids were way excited too! We didn't even do a lot of candy! I'm glad you came out to the hunt. it was a lot of fun.

Dean and Cindy Hatch said...

I'm so glad you came Saturday too. Apparently, Morgan knows how to do Easter (except when it was so cold that year Cynthia's kids came and the Easter Bunny swore). Glad the weather was better this year.