The Easter holiday is barely removed from its pagan background. Easter even gets its name from the pagan goddess of spring, Eostre. The myth has it that she rescued a bird whose wings were frozen from the winter wind by turning it into a rabbit. Because the rabbit had once been a bird, it could lay eggs. And there you have the modern Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.
Category: Raising boys
Both boys were in their Christmas sweaters for church and I wanted to take a picture of how cute they were to send to my husband, Gregg, in Afghanistan. The second I pulled out the camera, they started crying. Wailing. Rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth. It was so dramatic. The tears immediately dried up the second I threw my hands in the air and gave up.
Consignment stores are such a godsend. Because we’ve never really had to buy clothes for the boys, they’ve never been anywhere on my radar. But when I told Gregg that I needed to get Scott new pants, he’s the one who suggested that I check out the consignment store first.