Transforming Traditions

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I miss hanging eggs in the lilac bushes out front.

I don’t miss hunting down the “uncracked” and “unfaded” eggs in the attic.

I miss filling baskets for my babes with goodies they’ll love.

Kids Easter BasketsI don’t miss waiting until half-past exhaustion to fill them at night.

I miss seeing their faces as they rush to find their baskets.

I don’t miss waking up at quarter-past too-early to grab my camera before they race down.

I miss hearing them thank the Easter Bunny for their treats.

I don’t miss some lagomorph taking credit for my planning and hard work.Family Easter Port.

I miss watching them don Easter outfits to celebrate the day.

I don’t miss underdressing in some spring fashion when it still feels like February.

I miss my babies.

I love my teens.

I miss some of our old traditions.

I embrace the ones we are making today.



9 thoughts on “Transforming Traditions

  1. Interesting, isn’t it, how our traditions change as our kids get older. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out which ones to keep and which ones to let go of. Happy Easter!

  2. With two in college, we are in the transitioning but since we also have younger ones still at home we are still finding our way. I’ll admit it, the baskets were still filled. More for me than them? Maybe.

  3. Oh I hear you. Now we announce that the hunt will happen on Monday. And the thrill of the hunt keeps curious children away while the hiding happens. All of us agreeing to “extend” the traditions in a new way. But yes, all about the candy! And means not needing to be up into the wee hours to outlast the excited non-sleepers!

  4. This was great to read – I loved the form — and it resonated with me for sure. I have 3 kids, and my 12 year old is probably ready for some new traditions — but my 6 and 9 year old are still into the ones we have… but I love this idea that traditions can transform!

  5. So fun to read. And funny I wrote about the differences between Easter today and Easter of my childhood.

  6. Love the structure of your piece. It worked well. Easter has changed quite a bit for us over the years. I miss the jelly bean trail. I don’t miss the mess of dyeing eggs.

  7. What a great read, and one that made me realize that I can’t take for granted whatever Easter bunny moments my boys still have left. Ironically, I made the suggestion of forgoing the egg hunt this afternoon and I had a near mutiny on my hands. 🙂 That’s when I realized it wasn’t about the candy but about the tradition. Thanks for your post!

  8. I love the way you contrasted the parts you miss with the parts you don’t! Traditions need to grow up along with our kids, don’t they?

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