Easter started on a fantastic note with a fabulous morning at Sunnyside Mall having brunch with the Easter bunny, but that was a week before Easter. Once Easter weekend was upon us, things started crumbling. With my mom away, leaving me in charge of the family’s contribution to our big potluck, and my mother-in-law in town, Saturday felt like a stressful, rushed day of trying to get 20,000 things done in 2 minutes. But then, Easter morning happened and Aubrey’s reaction to what the bunny left made everything better. He was so in love with everything. Then, we headed to the potluck and all hell broke loose. When we arrived, Aubrey stole a very large sugary candy. It was the first time he has ever had candy larger and more sweet than a piece of chocolate. If that wasn’t bad enough, he ate 2 of them before we could stop him. It was like he was on a drug where he had tunnel vision and couldn’t hear us or focus on anything but stuff he wasn’t allowed to do. The melt downs shortly followed when it came time to try to get him to eat, and we ended up rushing out of there as soon as our dessert was chewed because both Rob and I were so embarrassed and frustrated, we wanted to cry. Thank goodness for everyone being family and supportive of us, but it still wasn’t easy. Monday was spent in recovery mode, with naps and relaxing. But even though parts of the weekend were really ugly, it was hard to say goodbye to Aubrey at daycare this morning. That boy sure knows how to pull my heart strings.
Back to real life we go.
Katie Rose xo