Is there a term for skipping Easter that's similar to "bah humbug" for Christmas? I'm skipping Easter this year, for the most part.
It started when my mother scheduled surgery the day after Easter. There are numerous doctor visits and preparations this week and on Sunday.
My older son mentioned if he's going to stay in his relationship he'd better visit his girlfriend next weekend, Easter, because he had to work last weekend, her birthday when he'd promise he'd visit and didn't. Since she's alone in a new city and I not only like her but also like him with her, I encouraged him to go.
Then my younger son sheepishly asked if he could stay at school for Easter and spend the day with his girlfriend's nearby family. They have a toddler- what could be more fun than a toddler at Easter. Sure, stay. Experience their church service at Easter, the egg hunt with children, Easter dinner a different way. You know, without your uncles sniping, without your grandmother's complaints, without the drama. Or a different drama altogether. Who knows?
After my husband and I attend our separate churches (someday I'll have to explain what my husband considers "church"), my husband and I will spend the day outside, hopefully the weather will cooperate enough for a round of disc golf, and then have a small dinner of ham and asparagus. I'm planning a white coconut cake, too. That will be Easter enough for me. Then it's off to my mother's to help her pack for the hospital.
Causes Jodi Thompson Supports
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee