Yesterday, I read the Passiontide section of Maria Von Trapp’s book Around the Year with the Trapp Family. She explained that in Austria the first three days of Holy Week should be spent doing Spring Cleaning in order to begin Easter season new and fresh. The following three days of Holy Week are spent doing exclusively Holy things. Not once did she mention food preparation for the festivities. So when, WHEN! is the baking and preparing done? Me thinks someone had a cook in Austria and in the U.S. she had 10 children to help. I have reserved two hours (the children’s quiet time) each afternoon this week to prepare our Easter feast and such. However, today I am going to really dig into Spring Cleaning, even though I did not prepare myself to do this, because boy does our house need a Spring Cleaning. I do want to begin the Easter season new and fresh.
Sunday popsicles, “on a hot summer day,” as Alexander would say.
Yes, I know my son has blue chalk all over his face.
My only excuse is that he is three years old
and if I wiped his face every time he had something on it,
I would have wiped his face clean off by now.