I have seven brothers (and two sisters) and my family is Catholic. I didn't tell you one to explain the other but instead to share an Easter tradition. First, some context: near the end of the Catholic mass, most of the congregation processes up the center aisle to receive communion. This was a favorite time for my brothers because instead of focusing on the sacredness of the sacrament, they treated said procession as a mini fashion show. After a long winter of pants, thick sweaters and boots, girls were suddenly fluttering about in spring dresses. (Oh the joy of it!) The fresh view seemed to them a fitting payment for having to sit still and be reverent for an hour.
I thought of this the whole time as I was dressing my 8 month old, Lilli, for Easter mass in her spring dress. It was so fun to put a sweet little confection on her after layering her up for the last few months. She certainly seemed happy to look fancy! Witness: