April 5, 2015

The things we do to feel like home.

Easter 2015
Easter greetings 2015, a time of a strange hair phase for the Precourt kids.

It's an interesting place to be in - far away from family and where you grew up - while living in a house you're selling and not knowing where the next one will be. I stepped outside this morning to look at the sun rising and then turned to see the blue ocean behind me. It's a dull ache, like I'm not allowed to love it enough because we are leaving. And at the same time I feel homesick for home far away.

We don't do the Easter bunny here. It's just something we never did, and I'm not sure why. I grew up with epic baskets on Easter morning and the house smelling like ham with pineapples.

After a week of thinking about all the things I grew up doing: Sunday School, Easter dresses and bonnets, baskets and how my kids don't know any of that... I came to the peaceful decision that they aren't missing out. We can't repeat everything. I had my childhood and they get to have theirs. If some things carry over, it will happen naturally.

So, totally unplanned, yesterday I suddenly found myself driving to the dollar store and the toy shop and the candy place to fill some Easter baskets. It was fun to set them out after the kids were asleep knowing they weren't expecting it at all. And if this means I will have to keep at this every year, well, it's nice to know you can start a tradition half way through a childhood.

And home can be just about anywhere if you let it.


8 comments:

  1. This is so good. I am crying after reading it, and I have no idea what about it is making me so emotional. It is probably just the all over LOVE I can feel from it. I hope you guys had a great time with it.

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  2. I kinda love that you may have just started that tradition. A lot of times I think it's "too late" to begin something like that but who says it has to be? Hope you all had a good day. <3

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  3. I love it. I love how you said that you don't have to repeat your childhood for your kids. I often feel myself falling into that trap. You are completely right, though. You had your childhood and this is theirs. I will have to remind myself of that.
    Perfect!

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  4. Oh the way you weave words and thoughts into such beauty.

    Nell

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  5. i love my baby. i thanks yours admin wert well :)

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  6. I agree with you. Home can be anywhere as long as it's with your family.

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  7. I really like the idea of skipping Easter. We screwed it all up by letting it get totally blown out of proportion by overzealous grandparents and when we tried to scale back this year it was sort of a disaster. I guess traditions don't have to be traditional. You CAN mix things up. I bet your kids were stoked.

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