Picture this… Beautiful family, all dressed up for church on Easter Sunday, little girl in an adorable Easter dress and bonnet… Easter brunch to follow at a fancy location…
Yeah, that was not our Easter. That is the Easter I dream of, the one I have in my head, but not the one that actually happened. And don’t get me wrong, our Easter was great, just not story-book beautiful.
Eric was on-call. Of course. He went into the hospital around 6am to do I’m not sure what, round on his in-patients I assume. I had decided last-minute to make a ham to celebrate with my mom and step-dad who were planning to arrive at my house around noon. My hope was that Eric would be home in time to join us for lunch.
At 10am I put Nora down for her morning nap and jumped in the shower. When I finished I saw a text from Eric saying he had added on a case (surgery) for 1:30pm. Hum… so he would be missing lunch. Darn it. I felt bad he was stuck at the hospital. But I also felt bad that I was making my mom and step-dad drive all the way to my house when Eric wasn’t even able to join us for the meal.
The meal was okay, the ham was spiral cut and I’m now told they are almost always dry after they are baked, and it was slightly dry. We had cold sides with it, potato salad, a pasta salad, broccoli salad, mandarin orange salad, rolls, lots of yummy stuff. It seemed a bit odd to me not having a hot potato dish though. Just didn’t feel like Easter some how. Maybe it was because I was in jeans, not my Sunday best.
After lunch we watched Nora play a bit until she was ready for her afternoon nap. Then we all kind of laid around and watched TV, digesting our lunch. Eric finally stopped home around 3pm to grab some food but headed back into the hospital before 5pm. Typical on-call day for him I guess. For some reason I thought the end of residency meant fewer missed holidays, but I was mistaken.
And if I didn’t feel like a mommy fail enough (no help from all my friend’s Facebook posts and pictures) I didn’t even put an Easter basket together for Nora. Thankfully my mom did! Nora was thrilled with it, especially the card!