Easter weekend has been and gone and lots of people across the UK enjoyed a 4 day holiday. With the average household consuming nearly a kilogram of chocolate the many people will surely be looking to lose a few pounds in the run up to summer but my question to you is do your kids realize what Easter is about? Many I find just expect chocolate from the, ‘Easter Bunny’ a magical being introduced to fuel consumerism and not to celebrate Christ’s ascension. So what if you’re not religious? Well to be honest I am an atheist yet I still abide by Christian values and think it’s important to understand what others believe in even if I don’t do so myself.
Easter also spells the end of lent which for me is a great opportunity to give up something I love but deep down I hate. I actually gave up TV I sometimes found myself spending far too much time sitting in front of the television giving into apathy. Since giving it up the end of February and March has been a very productive month and I’ve increased my income two fold! So a massive family holiday is in order and the work train isn’t going to slow down anytime soon!
I also read a very interesting book on psychology which had a warped perspective on the idea of giving a gift. Now usually I would advocate teaching kids the value of giving a gift but I saw too much truth in the matter that gift giving places a necessary reciprocal response and the act of thanking a gift giver actually takes out value from the gift. Looking back I have been on numerous occasions forced to give a gift because I received one. I’m sure thoughts like this will blow Tom’s mind so I won’t be telling him anytime soon but what are y
our thoughts on the matter?
Also I’d love to hear if your kids know about easter and what happened on each day?