Why hello there. It's me. Do you remember me? I know, I know. I said I'd visit more often, and I haven't. But, I've been busy. No. no, no. It's not just an excuse. For example, this past Saturday we had a little get together for dinner with friends. We all had a wonderful time. I was saying good night to my husband, who was off to bed, and heading downstairs with a wide awake Greeley when it occurred to me... I still had Easter baskets to deal with. It was 10:00 at night, Greeley was wide awake and I hadn't even dug the baskets out of storage.
I would guess Greeley fell asleep somewhere around midnight (curse that long afternoon nap that I thought was a good thing at the time because it allowed me to get the dinner for everybody ready). So, around 1:00 AM I was hiding plastic Easter eggs all over the house. I was pretty grumbly and thinking this was a crummy tradition to have ever started, and would the kids even notice if I didn't do it, and blah blah blah. Whine some more, whine some more.
The next morning, I woke up feeling somebody staring at me. I rolled over and saw Shea, just staring. "I've been waiting for someone to wake up!" "OK, you can wake up Atlee, but let Greeley sleep," I muttered. Fortunately, I was sleeping in Greeley's bed so I got to hear the following exchange.
Shea: "Atlee!It's Easter."
Atlee: "Alright! We get to eat our chocolate Easter bunnies!"
Shea: "And don't forget the egg hunt!"
Atlee: "I love the egg hunt!"
They would have noticed.
Did you happen to notice the giant chocolate rabbit the size of Greeley's head up there? My parents send them every year to the kids. They purchase them from their local Lions' Club. Your local Lions might sell them too, if you're interested for next year.