Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Wrap Up

Well hello, how was your Easter? Here is a picture of my boys headed out for our Easter Egg hunt. Pretty darn cute. What you can't see by looking at this picture is:

- The fact that it is almost 7 pm and the sun is starting to go down
- Our uncooked, uneaten fancy dinner sitting in the refrigerator
- The boys' beautiful white wicker Easter baskets lying abandoned in the dirt of our neighbor's driveway
- A new pile of gross laundry in the middle of the previously clean kitchen
- Taco Bell wrappers testifying to the not-so-fancy Easter dinner we ended up eating
- The stitches in Moses' forehead, the need for which precipitated all of my previous points

Easter egg hunts, it seems, can be dangerous. Moses was one of two children in the minor injury clinic of our town who had sustained an egg-hunt-related injury (the other little girl had a broken leg, poor thing). And while holding a bloody rag to my son's head while he vomited into an empty Kleenex box in the back of the car (all while delivering a pretty convincing argument for why my 3 year old is not old enough to receive a "fire pellet gun" in his Easter basket) is not how I envisioned spending this Easter, I am so SO grateful that he is OK and walked away with nothing more than a couple of liquid stitches (that's right, he didn't even have to endure a needle!). Turns out the vomiting was car sickness rather than a concussion symptom, and he perked right up once he learned he was to be glued back together rather than sewn.

After all that drama, yesterday felt like a day to sit around and do this spring break thing right. It was the perfect combination of sunny and breezy outside - just the right weather to eat some of those hard-earned jelly beans on a blanket in the pasture. Today it is drizzly, so we will head to the dollar store, where the youngest is hoping to find a "fire dagger" he can buy with the money he got in his Easter eggs (he seems to have put his dreams of a fire pellet gun on hold for now). I'm hoping they are all sold out. :)


cheri said...

love. :). how you wrote about your wonderful Easter memory. lol. Hope Tuesday has been great too.

Cindy said...

Wow! How did he get hurt?

Heather said...

Cindy, he fell while doing an Easter egg hunt at Phil's house and landed on his forehead on the corner of a brick. He has one deep cut with the stitches and another "abraision" in his hair. It was really bloody!

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh, Heather! I'm glad little Mo is ok and I hope you were able to enjoy the fancy dinner the next day. :-)

Kelli said...

These kids, what are we going to do with them...they never choose to get hurt when you don't have something to do, do they? Glad to hear he's not too badly hurt and the glue instead of needle cheered him up. I bet you'll never forget this Easter though. :)