I have struggled this Easter season about the whole Easter basket/Easter bunny thing. My Harrison is nearly 4 and is to the age where he's catching onto such fictitious characters like the Easter bunny and Santa Claus. He hadn't mentioned anything about an Easter basket or the Easter bunny, so we had decided that we would just leave all of that out of Easter. The last thing we wanted was for him to mix up some candy and bunnies with the true meaning of Easter...a Risen Savior!
However, my so-intelligent husband came up with the idea of instead of doing candy, etc. that we get him his own garden tools and some seed packets and such for his very own little garden. I myself had gone back and to deciding on whether or not to do a spring garden. But, this little boy adores all things dirt and how exciting to watch things you planted grow out from that beloved dirt??!?
Easter morning, he wakes up and the garden goods are on his toybox. He knew right what they were and what they were for. "Ours gettin' a garden!" he said. Such a happy boy.
It's Monday morning now and ever since yesterday morning, he has not let me forget about that garden. It's on our "To-Do's" for the day. Pictures to come soon!
Happy Monday - Make it a great day!