For Easter, our little family spent the day with my family. I realize that sentence sounds really odd, but you get what I’m saying. The best part was the Easter egg hunt. I’m beginning to realize just why holidays are so much fun with kids. The food is fabulous, and seeing everyone is great. But man, the holiday fun with kids is just the best.
Every holiday has its own sort of fun. Christmas has presents from Santa. Halloween has costumes and trick-or-treating. I’m not exactly sure what Thanksgiving has yet… but Easter is climbing its way to the top of my list. Don’t get me wrong, opening presents is always fun. Dressing up is a blast. But, THE HUNT. The serious look on Atty’s face when he is searching for eggs. The way his eyes light up when he spots one. The squeal of excitement when he shakes it and hears the candy inside. I melt.
Even better, is the look on my parent’s faces when all this is happening. They have the same excitement painted on their faces as my one and half-year old. And THAT. That is precious. Every time he found an egg, they’d cheer. When he was looking, they were guiding him. And, of course, every time he shook the egg and heard the candy, he’d run to one of them to open it. Then he’d eat all the candy.
Since this was a our third egg hunt of the season, he knew exactly what he was doing. We didn’t put the eggs out right away in the morning; we wanted to wait until my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law were there. So, we waited to hide the eggs during Atlas’ nap and had the hunt afterwards. When he finally got up – everyone was impatiently waiting – he didn’t notice the eggs right away. But once he found the first one, he didn’t stop.
I think the funniest part of the afternoon was when he found an egg that my mother had put a pair of socks in. We discussed previously, how not every egg needed to be filled with candy. At his age, he doesn’t need candy at all, but where’s the fun in that. So we settled on a mixture. Some had candy, some had toys, and some had socks. He shook the egg and didn’t hear the rattle he was used to. So, he brought it over to Grandma to investigate. When she opened it, he said no and immediately turned to go find another egg. Thankfully, we got it on video, so you can see just how funny his reaction really was.
There is nothing sweeter than a child’s love for his grandparents. Seriously. Insert all the heart-eyed emojis here. Not even all the candy they let him eat on Easter. And that was a lot. A LOT of candy.
I hope you all had holidays just as sweet.