I spent a lot of time this month asking other people what Easter was like where they grew up. I had great Easters as a kid but they were usually spread across three houses in three towns in one day and so I always felt scheduled and a little rushed.
I was not really sure what Easter at home was going to look like, but I think I've figured it out.
Layla will get a modest basket from the Easter Bunny this year, filled with both educational toys and junk toys, as well as a movie and some candy that mostly Mommy and daddy will eat. There will be a matching Easter dress with little white sandals. There will be the hiding of the plastic eggs and then finding them (no dyed eggs this year, she's too young). For this year, there will be talk about Jesus amoungst the adults but until next year we won't try and get Layla to listen to why we all gather together to celebrate. But, we might go to church.
Lastly, there will be food. My dad & his girlfriend will stop by, maybe my mom, a friend or two and maybe a cousin. And we'll all eat. And we'll laugh... mostly we'll probably laugh about how stressed out I was about Easter until right before it ACTUALLY happened.