Finding A Happy Medium In Tradition

A few years ago we decided it was time to shake up our holiday traditions some and I have to say, I couldn’t be happier.  I was beginning to dread the holidays – the shopping; the cooking; the hosting; the cleanup – not to mention the million little things that go into preparing or each holiday.  It was exhausting.

So in an effort to regain my love of the holidays, I pleaded with Vic to change things up.  April is a crazy busy time for me, with end of semester deadlines and a string of final exams and research papers due.  So we – and by we, I mean me – decided not to participate in the whole holiday ordeal for Easter.  I was going on holiday hostess strike.  So being that I’m the only planner in our family, I made the executive decision that our traditional turkey dinner would be replaced with an order of Chinese food and all of my visiting would be done before Easter Sunday.

It was delicious, but I missed my home-cooked dinner.

Mistake on my part.  But one I plan on remedying this coming weekend.  Finals are over as of lunchtime Thursday and I have all the fixings for a large turkey dinner – without the pressure of studying hanging over my head. Win-win.

On a brighter note, Peter Cottontail left me the sweetest surprise this weekend.  As a child I dearly loved Easter – who am I kidding, I loved every holiday!  But Easter Sunday consisted of a large Easter egg hunt, church, turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, and my favourite – Here Comes Peter Cottontail.  It was always the so-called cherry on my Easter sundae (didcha catch that? 😉 )

Sadly though, I could never manage to snag a copy of the original version on DVD and although I still have my worn out copy on VHS, it just wasn’t the same.  So this year, when I had the beauty in my very own hands – I was ever so anxious to relive alllll of those childhood feels.  It didn’t disappoint.  And as an added bonus – it also had the new version, all about Peter Cottontail’s son.  Incredibly sweet and a tad more modern.

If you have little munchkins that just eat up sweet cartoons or are like me and just love taking a trip down memory lane – you need to snag a copy of here before they’re gone again for the season.


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