Can you believe Easter has actually snuck up on me!
It seems almost impossible given hot cross buns and Easter eggs have been apparently gracing our stores since February, but I have honestly forgotten that Easter is so close. Nor have I really noticed the promotions surrounding our next Christian holiday.
The fact that it's next weekend astounds me.
That's more of a symptom of my year and how rushed it's been from the get-go, than it is about Easter being a tip-toeing sneak.
So here we are in Easter week and I've done nothing to plan for it.
The good news is there are these things called shops that you can actually walk into and buy stuff, so I guess I've still got time for that.
The other good news is that we'll head to my parents house next Saturday so there'll be someone else to do the cooking and festive preparations.
Oh, and if I feel like putting my twice a year Catholic hat on, I could probably wander off to Mum and Dad's church next Sunday morning.
I think perhaps the majority of my "panic" is coming from that fact that there may not be any winter pyjamas left. Because everyone gets pyjamas for Easter, don't they?
I'm not sure when I started the whole Pyjama for Easter tradition, but I am pretty sure it was around my daughter's first Easter in 2000.
Easter is the turning point for the cold weather in Canberra and seems to be the point in which we all panic and race out and buy jumpers, trackies and flannel PJs to keep our ever growing kids warm (especially around the tummies, wrists and ankles which seem suddenly exposed).
So each year my kids get PJs for Easter from us with a few eggs left by the bunny. It doesn't matter how old they get, that tradition continues.
Which means this week I'll be dashing out to find Pyjamas that are long enough for a 6 foot girl (she may end up with some grandad PJs from the men's section) and something for the boy who is too grown up for the kids stuff, but not yet big enough for the men's stuff (do I dare get his from the women's section?).
Are you ready for Easter?
Does anyone else do the whole PJ thing?
What are your plans for next weekend?
This post prompted by Denyse Whelan Blogs which is why I suddenly realised it was Easter ... because the prompt for today says "Easter" (duh!)