This evening I have laid out the children’s eggs on their little table ready for the morning, so that they can see exactly what they aren’t having for breakfast. They have got rather a lot of eggs, but they’ll last a while and we can always recreate last year’s rocky road with them.
There is also something else on the table, a family tradition that my mum has carried on. Instead of an egg, she has bought them new pants! For some reason, when we were younger, we always got new pants at Easter. I’ve no idea why, but it seems like a fun tradition so we will continue it.
When we were little, we lived in a council house that had brick built outbuildings, once was a coal house and the other easy known as the wash house. Of course, we had a washing machine, but in the corner was a low structure that was apparently the remnants of an old washing boiler (or something). Anyway, the Easter bunny used to leave us our gifts in there. One year, when I was about 4 or 5, there was a really beautiful cardboard egg each which was decorated in quite an ornate fashion. I treasured mine until it was a battered mess and had to go. Easter eggs in mugs were always a winner too, my colour changing smarties one was well loved.
We never had any other traditions, occasionally we would have a family meal, but Easter usually consisted of gardening, rubbish telly and eating so much chocolate you felt sick.
What Easter traditions do you have? Do you continue any from when you were younger? I’d love to hear how you celebrate.