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BendyBadger Brickset BonusBall (Easter Holiday Edition) (03-31-2018)
Holiday Greetings! As we are late in the day, and the BonusBall is probably already picked, I'll do the customary drawing by the handy-dandy random number generator. I will announce the winner once we hit 59 participants!
And yes, I have a festive prize for the winner! (I know I have a Painting Eggs vignette floating around somewhere, but I can't find it.)
A weird Easter Tradition growing up in the SumoLego house was the annual viewing of the 'Ten Commandments', but with long breaks to celebrate Edward G. Robinson's '20's Gangster portrayal of Dathan, and the comic dramatic over-acting contest between George Taylor and the 'King and I'.
Any unusual holiday traditions at your homestead?
And good luck!
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Tradition or just cheapskate?
It is a weirda tradition but it keeps going year after year.
Now I'm grown up we still do the egg thing and the lamb-thing, but usually no film in the afternoon, just games or building, or sitting outsides.
Although tomorrow is a funny one. My husbands jogging club has it's annual spring jogging so he's got to go and help out, I'll be spending it with my son at my parents house. So a film might be necessary after all, is The Robe on? ;)
Thanks for hosting again, happy Easter all.
We (my siblings and I) didn't get many sweets as kids. My Mam had a huge jar of chocolate bars on the highest shelf in the kitchen, that never got touched. It was like they were there to taunt us, so when there were easier access sweets (Easter eggs in the under the stairs cupboard, we made the most of the situation.
Honestly just today my wife and were discussing if we were even going to tell my son about the Easter bunny. Why? It kinda takes away from the true purpose of the holiday imo. We will still give him an Easter basket, eggs, all the other traditions, just not "belief in the bunny". We DO tell him about Santa Claus, because it is based on the Catholic Saint Nicholas. So Santa has Chrisitian ties, the Easter Bunny does not. We haven't made up our minds as of yet, just something we were discussing.
A local charity shop now knows me as 'the LEGO man', so I'm kind of getting there right?
@alldarker, as my forum name might (not adequately) suggest, "Scrooged" is on my Christmas watch list too. I also try to watch "Trading Places", "It's a wonderful life" and "Gremlins" over the Christmas holiday too, but since having children, that's been less easily managed.
Thanks for your generosity in hosting the Bonusball yet again @SumoLego!
My family tradition for Easter is to get completely wasted and perform a full on wrestling tournament out in the yard between the cars on blocks and the cattails. The champion gets to hold the replica WWE belt for a year. Then we give a big huzzah and spit our tobacco-filled saliva on the weeds to kill them!
But seriously, the only true holiday tradition my family has is to have Breakfast/Brunch for our Christmas meal, which we started around 20 years ago.
Not so much an unusual day, other than my 11 year old is still hopeful the bunny is real.
But seriously, I was only thinking to myself last night (sttangely enough while watching The Ten Commandments for the umpteenth time while marvelling at the ethnic based casting choices of 1956) when I got to thinking about Easter traditions. With the kids grown and us divorced, tradition has really fallen by the wayside over the last few years. I think my favourite will always be doing the flour 'bunny feet' for many years. It got to the point where it became a challenge as to how long and complicated a trail I could manage in the early hours of Easter morning. Over the years this started with our home, then the yard, then the neighbours yard. It was agreed I was starting to perhaps take the game too seriously the year I managed to use 20kg of flour on our own and 11 other neighbours homes and yards.
Thanks for hosting @SumoLego
And @Shib I'm going to say smart (as a discussion with the kids over the last few days is leading to us instigating a similar Easter tradition)
BTW - @CommanderRaab Have you posted in the 'I chose this username because' thread? I'm intrigued (albeit for an intruiging reason).
Since my daughters have been old enough for Easter, the Easter Bunny has left behind thematically appropriate Lego