Chocolate Time In Isolation

Since my daughter has been old enough to run around the house, every Easter we’ve hidden chocolate eggs for her to find.  When she was young, her excitement could not be measured on any excitement meter, but over the years it’s become less and less as one might expect.  Still, she’s always liked the idea, at least in part to relive her younger years.

Like everyone else, we’re COVID bound and she mentioned that this year she wouldn’t get to look for eggs.  She’s 25 so the proper parental response would be “Come on, you’re in law school for goodness sake,” but that’s not how we roll.  We had lots of Easter chocolate because my wife loves to treat our daughter as though she’s still her little baby and, more importantly, she loves chocolate too.

The moral of this story is that in spite of our isolation, we’re awash with chocolate.  I’m a Peeps kind of guy myself but when I saw the chocolate chicken I just had to sketch it.  It was a lot of fun.  The head’s already gone and I’ll let them consume it while I eat some Peeps.

Handbook watercolor (8×8), DeAtramentis Document Black


4 thoughts on “Chocolate Time In Isolation

  1. I love the story and your sketch. I especially like the jaunty tilt to the little chick’s head.

  2. Love this! Great story! Our 21 yr old daughter is with us and had one request for Easter. Lots of chocolate, please! Last year we discovered that she has 13 food allergies [oral allergy syndrome] and that made finding safe chocolate a little harder, but it was worth it. One of the good memories that will come out of this crazy time.

    • It’s one of those traditions that bond kids with their parents, I think. We need those traditions, particularly in these tough times. Thanks for your comments.

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