Happy Easter to you all!
After my daughter found all the eggs so artfully hidden by the Easter Bunny this morning, she wanted to hide eggs for my husband and I to find. At first, I really didn't want to. I wanted to go back to bed. I wanted to relax and drink my coffee. I just wanted to be. However, I reluctantly agreed.
She dutifully filled each egg with candy/prizes and marked them accordingly so that we each got the eggs, as intended. As she hid them outside, I couldn't help but to think of how excited she was. Her excitement then fueled my excitement.
My husband and I had a great time searching for our eggs. My husband is a huge goofball. He makes everything an adventure. Even though we only had eight eggs in all to find, it took us longer than I anticipated. (My daughter did better than I expected at hiding the eggs.)
Oftentimes as adults, we choose not to participate in our child's activities. We prefer to watch from the sidelines. That's not to say it's all bad to monitor and appreciate from afar. (Many of us parents get complete fulfillment from watching our children have fun.) With that said, how often to do you actually participate? If never or rarely, you may wanna reconsider, even if you'd rather not. You'll definitely surprise your kid, and may even surprise yourself. I know I did.
Be open to what comes.