It seems wrong, almost, to be thinking of things to put in little Easter baskets when I should be prepping up for Lent tomorrow. My sister pointed out that Pottery Barn Kids has Beatrix Potter themed Easter decor this year. Be still, my pocketbook! Jan Brett has a new Easter book this Spring; it’s a given that we’ll find it in our family basket. Tomorrow we even plan to start making our own Easter grass as a garden themed project…although I doubt I’ll put any unwrapped candy in the grass…if it grows.
However, it’s good to remember that there is the joy of Easter awaiting us as we begin the penitential season. Tomorrow we embark on our Lenten journey with an aim to work on the virtues of patience, perseverance, and for some, obedience. Yes, that’s right, the Lenten family project is a CHORE CHART (thanks, Jill, for the inspiration). The boys each have their own sticker chart to fill daily (relax, it’s nothing more than “make your bed,” “brush your teeth,” “pick up your toys,” and one other personal assignment). So you see, the first virtue is my assignment, the third is theirs, and the second is universal. 😉
Let’s see how we do.