This is a very strange Easter holiday for everyone. I feel happy that we finally have some nice weather and can enjoy our garden again, but I feel sad because all of our plans for the school Easter holiday were cancelled abruptly due to the outbreak of coronavirus. We finished school two weeks earlier than anticipated, and now we have slipped into the first week of Easter holidays without really recognising the days. They have all rolled into one monotonous routine of pyjama days, doing jobs at home, trying to encourage my children to do school work, and trying to fit my own work around home-schooling, housework, counselling depressed family members, and trying to prevent our dog from escaping the garden at every opportunity. I am busier now than I have ever been, and I haven’t left the house all week!
How are you celebrating Easter at home? My girls and I printed some images yesterday (Good Friday) and spent a few hours painting and colouring in. We also hard-boiled some eggs and decorated those. It was something that my eldest daughter was supposed to do with her Brownies group, and she didn’t want to miss out. Today we will finish our decorated eggs and make some sort of nest to sit them in so that we can make an Easter display at home, much like they would have done at school. Tomorrow (Easter Sunday) I will hide some chocolate eggs in our garden and send the girls on an Easter egg hunt. This activity would have taken place at a friend’s annual party during the week, but we will make our own party for now… but first I really need to cut the grass, it looks like a jungle! Happy Easter, my friends. Stay safe.
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