So Easter is nearly here, and with it yet another excuse to dress the kids up in silly outfits, decorate the house in garish rubbish, and make sure that all of your activities revolve around the theme. It’s brilliant, I love it! Any excuse for a celebration and I’m there. With a cake.
We celebrate Easter as more of way to welcome Spring and the new life all around us, rather than as a religious holiday and I’m actually kind of happy about the commercialization of it all. It means that I can get so many different bits and bobs from the shops to help get us in the Easter spirit. I don’t like to spend lots of money on things like this, but it makes it a lot easy to be able to buy a few cheap and cheerful accessories, rather than have to make everything from scratch.
So last week I took a trip down to Poundland while Mabel was in Preschool. There was a huge range of Easter themed goodies, I managed to spend £12 somehow, oops! I then headed to Aldi where they had some lovely Easter choccies (and some beautiful Tulips I couldn’t resist) and Greta screamed at the back of the man in front’s legs ‘WANT BRIOCHE NOW’ on repeat, from the pushchair, while we waited in line to pay, it was great fun.
I had the vague intention in my head of using some of it to make Easter cards and decorate the house, I’ll be honest, that hasn’t happened. We decided to go on holiday, and packing for 5 people for 4 nights is enough of a debacle without adding glitter glue and sequins into the equation. But, that afternoon when Mabel got home from preschool, of course I was too excited about all my pastel tat to leave it in the bag, so we set to work making Easter Bonnets.
As you can probably tell, I’m a firm believer of actually letting the kids get on with it themselves, and whatever it ends up looking like, we just say it’s absolutely perfect and just what we were aiming for! It’s much less stressful that way. We do probably go through more glue though…
In a complete blogger fail, I didn’t manage to get a picture of the finished articles on their heads. Obviously the wet glue dripping off of them stopped us from doing it straight away. And then the next morning, during a particularly energetic game of cowgirls, they managed to rip most of the
tat embellishments off of both hats. Sigh. And that is life with kids. And why I shop in Poundland.
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