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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Sentimental Hop
Traditions are like fairy tales. The basket full of goodies, egg hunts, and chocolate bunnies with big ears are all a part of my family's tradition. For one day, we get to pretend and make believe, leaving behind the cares of the world. No balancing the checkbooks, no juggling schedules or trying to fit in the laundry sometime between grocery shopping, dinner and boy/girl scouts.
For the whole day, we get to goof around and pretend that chocolate eggs come from rabbits and marshmallow chicks come from marshmallow chickens. Little girls get to wear the most gorgeous dresses, sometimes complete with matching hat and dainty lace gloves.
Most of all, we get to celebrate the end of winter and the beauty of a new spring. So yeah, okay, I'm being a little poetic here, but these family traditions always bring out my sentimental side.
What does your family do during this time of year? Do you take spring vacations to far off places? Visit relatives in different states?