Oh the fond memories I have as a child as I waited for Easter.
In Brazil our tradition runs a little different then from here in the US. We are not accustomed to the “Easter Egg Hunt”.
We do have Easter Eggs, but they are chocolate eggs, ranging from small to big (real big).
Every grocery store you walk in you will see those delicious chocolaty eggs hanging all around the stores, just calling out your name. Seriously thou, it’s a Willy Wonka of Easter eggs.
They are typically filled with with small chocolates inside, sometimes a small toy + chocolate and now some have different fillings inside, like coconut, dulce de leche and so forth. Can we say chocolate overload?!
My parents would buy 3 Easter eggs, one for my older sister, my younger brother and one for myself. Two out of those eggs were small and one was the huge one. I think you can kind of guess where I am going with this. Yup! The big one was the prize!!
My mom would hide them around the house and we would go crazy looking for them. Our main goal was finding the big one. If you found the small one, oops “you are out” and cannot continue the hunt. It was pure craziness, but oh so fun!
The hiding of the eggs was something my mom made up, parents usually just gifts it to their children on Easter Day and grandparents give toys. We never got toys, our grandparents lived in a different state, but boy oh boy did we look forward to those Easter eggs!
This weekend we went to have lunch at a Brazilian Restaurant,Emporio Brazilian Grill, if you live in Houston area you ought to check it out. Well, guess what I see there?! “Easter eggs!!” omgsh y’all I felt all those warm feelings as a child. Bella knew what they were because we bought it once when she was 3, she was just as ecstatic as I was! They had stopped selling them and they brought it back.
Ok, I am pretty sure you know what happened next… we brought home one of those bad boys and enjoyed eating it, not all of it (tempting). It was like being a kid all over again.
We couldn’t wait for Easter Day, haha, but next year I plan on doing something fun, just like my mom did, with the girls. GG, our youngest, will be old enough to enjoy the whole experience.
Do you have any Easter traditions?