So we had Easter away, except that we had to return to the national capital before lunch time today so that the husband could go to work to earn enough money to pay for the holiday by getting astonishing levels of public holiday extra rates. Or something like that. Those of you out buying books today, thanks for that. If you didn't feel the desperate Sunday-afternoon need to stock up on quality novels and insightful political commentary, the writers and artists of Canberra would be stony broke, I'm sure.
The Noodle received his eggs with a lack of interest this morning, that can only be attributable to the familiar sounding comments about the lack of existence of the Easter Bunny, and the high-level smuggling skills of the parents. Given that he never, ever contributes to packing anything, even his own books and toys, I can't imagine why he thinks we are tricky at being able to conceal presents or chocolate eggs in our luggage. Frankly I could dance around draped with shiny foil-covered eggs, singing the Polish national anthem and he would not notice, provided my immediate preceding sentence was 'what do you want to take with you?'
He claims that he was unexcited by the delivery method of the eggs, which should've been distributed hidily around the cottage and/or garden. Well, I thought to myself, the Easter Bunny appreciates a little bit more faith and belief. A bit more 'Oh yay, the fluffy Easter Bunny is coming with shiny eggs, hurrah!' kind of thing. The Easter Bunny is not wowed by 'I know you and Dad and just bring the eggs'. If that is the attitude, then the eggs will just be brought. You have to be able to not-believe and believe at the same time.
Although he did come up with a theory later in the day that the Easter Bunny lives on an uncharted island in the Pacific. Introduced, no doubt, by the Normans, as per our earlier discussion while watching many bunnies near our cottage verandah. And foxes, though pleasingly not at the same time and place.
Otherwise a fine holiday, with nothing to do at all at any time anywhere.