My wife and I had just put Sammy down to bed last night, and we began discussing how we were going to celebrate both Passover and Easter in our house, cause, well, just in case. We like to be ready for anything. Like May 21st, and of course, May 22nd.
Coming from two different religious backgrounds, we're trying to figure out what is going to be the most culturally rewarding, yet spiritually enriching way to introduce religion to Sammy's life. But of course, as with any discussion about religion, we began talking about the rituals:
Me: So, what - no Easter Egg Hunts?
Her: No, we already hide the matzo, that'll be our tradition. And we'll make sure that Sammy knows why we're hiding it, unlike Christians, who don't know why they're hiding the Easter eggs.
Me: WHAT? We know. It's like the Christian version of the Africa-man (you can see I try to be as cultured as possible). Deeply steeped in tradition and spiritual value. You know, eggs = rebirth, right? And bunnies....?...lots of sex.
Me: which fits into the story SOMEhow.
Her: Exactly. So this is why we'll be eating horseradish, dipping bitter herbs in salt water, and having hard boiled eggs.
Me: This sounds like a delicious feast. Way better than chocolate. Look - I don't care much for the Christian traditions, but I do care about the Easter egg hunt.
This is where she made the compromise that we would be doing an Egg hunt, but it would be called a "Passover Egg Hunt", and it would happen on a day OTHER than Easter, so as not to confuse Sammy.
Psh, whatever. I'm just excited about hiding the eggs.