I don't wonder why, I wonder what you thought that would get us ... I wish I could remember where these lyrics come from as they are going round in my head at the moment - they relate to the crucifixion of Christ. I think it got us a lot - and in some vague and perhaps futile attempt to make easter important for two two year olds ( who are not ready to hear about death and resurrection) we talked a lot about Eggs, chickens and new life rather than Easter Bunnies in my house this year. I decided that rather than try and explain so much as to why Easter is important I would ensure that the twins had a lot of fun with family and friends - a time that they might consider 'special', I think that is enough for now.
We took the brats to the Royal Agricultural Society's Easter Show on Good Friday. They (and we) loved it. Hannah enjoyed the noodles for lunch and the animals she got to see and pat. Kit loved watching the Bananas in Pajamas and the Teddy Bears as well as the animals. He liked watching the Surfing Scientist poke a straw through a potato and pencils through a plastic bag filled with water - when we got home he got some gloves, palydough and a stick and started reenacting the experiment with his potato. Hannah got a New MacDonalds Farm showbag, Kit chose a Thomas one, I got the Darrel Lea Pig Out one (you can't have too much chocolate at Easter) and their father got a Whizz Fizz one. We got lost finding the car park afterwards so I am sure the 3 km walk helped me lose some of the chocolate calories I consumed once I got home.