I hope you are all having a lovely long weekend and the weather is as beautiful for you as it is up here – I’ve got the kitchen door open, the grass is green, the sky is blue and the sun is shining.
Sadly as a result of all of these I can almost see the weeds and the grass growing whilst I do something other than try and keep them under control…
It struck me in amongst the eggs and the baskets and the fluffy chicks that Easter is actually a difficult one to explain. We headed to church this morning and I realised that I wasn’t sure how to explain the Easter story to Bigger.
Do you say its about God loving us?
Or about Jesus dying for us? And then how will a 3 year old understand the dying bit when she doesn’t know about death?
Or about Jesus rising from the dead? Again tricky for so many reasons.
Or is it about the cycle of new life and renewal and is that too non religious to get through potential questioning by our priest?
So yet again I side stepped the question but by next year I need a suitable way to talk about this.
What do you recommend? How to you describe Easter to a toddler without upsetting them? How does the Easter bunny and eggs fit into all this? And in a dairy free household how to you deal with the whole Easter = chocolate thing?