Saturday, April 15, 2006

Care package from home

Thanks to my very thoughtful daughter, I'm sitting here looking at an adorable Easter basket that I just received in the mail. She and her husband went shopping for all the little goodies and put the basket together themselves. It's so cute with its little chicks and pink bunny!

Seems like she and I are in a role reversal lately. I used to always be the one making sure to decorate, cook, and shop for the holidays. Since coming to Japan, I've become such a slacker! Next to the cute basket sits the box I didn't manage to get shipped in time for an Easter arrival. Now Jenn won't get it until the week after Easter.

Being late to ship this box wasn't intentional (even though this may sound like a pathetic excuse). I hunted around trying to find something Easter-ish to send, but apparently the Japanese haven't adopted this holiday despite their gleeful attitude toward Christmas. You'd think the Japanese would love Easter, with all the cute little pink bunnies and baby chicks, and chocolate eggs, and pastel-dyed eggs. But, so far as I can see, it has managed to escape their attention.

Maybe next year. . .


Anonymous said...

Just so everyone knows, my Mother is NOT a slacker! Her birthday just happened to fall a little after Easter, and so when we went shopping, we found some cute little Easter things. The basket was originally intended to hold all the silk flowers that I was sending for her birthday! Somehow, the Easter stuff took over. But we had fun putting it together, and I was reminded of all the amazing baskets I use to get as a kid. All the way up til I was a teenager (and maybe beyond) my Mom made the most amazing Easter baskets, full of candy (of course) beautiful stuffed animals, and a new Beatrix Potter figurine every year. I can't think of Easter and not think of my childhood and looking forward to what would be in my Easter basket. I was very lucky to have such loving parents, and parents who could give me such things. Thank you Mom! I love you!

Absolutely Tokyo! said...

Ahhhhhh, you're such a sweetheart! Thanks so much for your very loving comments! I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter! I love you, too!!! MB