The gremlin was a bit oblivious to Easter I think. It wasn’t like Christmas with lots of build up and the obligatory mince pie and sherry being left out the night before. We woke on the morning and told her to come downstairs as the Easter bunny may have been. She immediately asked if this meant lots of chocolate. I had an internal panic as had only bought her a little and chose her a few little things to unwrap instead.
I need not have worried. Watching her little face as she spied her little plastic basket full of a few little things was lovely. We would 100% say she was more excited for presents than Christmas. Everything was opened with a squeal of delight and some excited leg kicking. Her face during both the present unwrapping and during her egg hunt was just so heart warming.
The best bit however was when she looked up from her Frozen mini tea set and earnestly said “thank you for my presents Mummy.”
Despite the obvious thought of, what the hell happened to the Easter bunny(?) my heart melted and I was so proud of her.
Manners mean so much to me. I strop about and say pretty much what I think but rudeness drives me mad. No road etiquette is enough to send me into a grump and ingratitude is one of my pet hates.
We were a bit disappointed to hear the gremlin had a bad day at nursery last week with no manners. There were a lot of “I wants” and refusals to be polite. These days are rare but they come and go. Usually we address any issues with her a few times that evening and it sinks it. I was pleased to say her pleases and thank yous increased a lot the next day. I’m guessing she had remembered what we had discussed with her.
It may not mean a lot but her gratefulness and her pure joy at a few small gifts made my Easter.
I hope you all had a lovely one!