fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny is a great guy and all, but...

So, what's all this? If you guessed that this was my first attempt at knitting in a very long time, I'll give you partial credit, because it would look very similar. Really, it is a visit from a magical Easter creature.

"Sorry, kids, I have some bad news. I just checked and the Easter Bunny didn't come."

*pregnant pause*

"But the Easter Spider did come!"


The Easter Spider is a great gal. See, the Easter Bunny's shtick is basically, "finders=keepers." And the other side of that equation, of course, is "losers=weepers." And since we've experienced some Easter morning egg-hunt induced weeping in the past, I thought the Easter Spider might be up to the job this year. Ms. Spider wove a mighty web,--well, two webs, a pink web and a green web--throughout the house and out the front door and all over the front yard and back through the house and all over the back yard...and along the way spinning a few Easter goodies into the Web. Because each kid must wind his or her way through his or her own web, finding his or her own goodies, we have even-steven keeping and no weeping. See?

I'm not sure where I heard about this idea. Must have been pre-blog. Maybe even pre-Internet (was there such a time?). I think I may have read about this in some old-school kind of thing like a magazine or newspaper (remember those?). Anyway, it certainly prevented some otherwise inevitable sibling sourpusses. Easter Spider: You rock! (Besides, spiders lay eggs...and bunnies don't!). A funny aside: Jack started singing Weezer's "Undone-The Sweater Song" as he wound up his yarn..."If you want to destroy my sweater...Woah-ah-woah-ah-woah.... Hold this thread as I walk away... As I walk away...Watch me unravel, I'll soon be naked..." Silly kid.

And about the photos above: No photoshopping. The light is just that golden yellow in the morning: I love it.

Happy Easter all! Whatever you observe, I hope your day was a day of joy and renewal and I wish you grace and blessings.


Sally said...

That looks amazing. What a brilliant idea.

Crafty Mama said...

Nancy, you are just too cool for school! What a fabbo idea. I am stealing this for next year!

Happy Easter :D

Britten said...

You´re so lucky to have a kid singing Weezer songs. They kill my ears here with Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil (Schnappi, the little crocodile - hope you don´t know it).

Mommyof2girlz said...

Awesome pictures and a wonderful idea. Might have to do that myself in the future..lol

Miss K.P.-Ness said...

In my house, and in my parent's house, we always had the Easter snake. Bunnies don't lay eggs and you can hear them hopping. The snake slithers in and leaves the treats in your room, where you know they are for you. The egg hunt outside is so you can simply get back the eggs that you colored the make them deviled for the dinner that evening. I love the web idea and will have to somehow let her in on the snake’s territory…
As always Nancy, in our home, we have to ask ourselves: W.W. N.D?


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