Easter is another of those 'holidays' that is not celebrated here in Japan. Much like Christmas there's a lot of build-up and anticipation. Unfortunately this kind of pressure often ends in disaster. I tried my best to make Easter memorable for the kids. Tempers flared when my Little Guy refused to sit nicely and screwed up his nose at the food I'd made. We managed to salvage the day and the kids were happy which is most important.
I'm left wondering if it is really worth going to all this trouble to instill bi-cultural values in my kids. Should I save myself the stress and resign myself to the fact that they are Japanese?
Take a look at Easter:
First, it's not even known about by most people. Therefore it is virtually impossible to find any Easter-related stuff at the shops. I usually order online from overseas or buy at inflated prices from the import shops.
Second, it's not a holiday. Just a normal weekend.
Third, we have no family to get together with or even discuss our plans with, since we have none. I'm feeling very disillusioned over the whole thing.
For the record, we were invited to an egg-hunt family party in the park by some of our international friends. But, of course, Mr. Mee a Bee, not caring too much about Easter, had made other plans. So I'm here doing housework and sewing by myself on this fine Easter Sunday.
Our printables were from Happy Papers - a well-spent $5 from a couple of years ago.