Like many of my fellow moms out there, I was feeling anxious and sheer dread about spending Easter in quarantine. How would I pull this off?
The day was off to a strong start. Molly and Zoe came downstairs to find their baskets, then away they went
I have to admit, the Easter bunny came up with some pretty creative spots this year. I guess he has a lot of extra time on his paws these days.
First, the egg hunt
After they found their bounty and tummies were full of bunny-shaped pancakes, the sugar rush set in, and so did reality.
Now what? There would be no family dinner to head to. No hugs from grandparents. No cousins to play with. It would also be the first time I was tasked with cooking a turkey without my mom’s guidance. I’m usually more of a fancy side-dish kinda gal.
While searching for the perfect recipe, posts popped up in my
Laughter from downstairs distracted me from the funk I was in.
Molly and Zoe were ready and eager to help their momma in the kitchen. Jason had also found the perfect recipe for our modest-sized bird.
A Family Affair
Together, we peeled, mixed, basted and laughed as Nora Jones serenaded us softly in the background.
I’m thrilled to report that dinner turned out amazing! I guess this means I am no longer a turkey virgin. I feel silly for waiting 38 whole years. After all, it was just like roasting a chicken.
Dinner was quiet at our intimate table set for four. For the first time ever, we joined hands and hung our heads to pray at dinner. That feeling of deep sadness, anger
I have also been the recipient of so many beautiful and touching random acts of kindness the past week. It’s my turn to pass it on.
We made my mom and another single friend a heaping plate and left them on our doorstep for pickup. Once she was home, Mom video-called to watch us open our Easter cards and gifts.
We Are all in This Together
After dinner, we took our dessert to our backyard and had a cozy fire. We are so fortunate to have lovely
Each week they leave us a new message in their window reminding us that we’re in this thing together.
Another mom came out on her deck to wave hello and wish us a Happy Easter. It is a beautiful thing to see how this pandemic is bringing many of us closer together, even from a distance.
I’ll never forget our first Quarantine Easter, but I certainly hope it was our last.