BAB Easter vs. BAC Easter

For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that it is not about religion. Born Again Brazilian refers to my efforts to become more Brazilian, not more Christian (though becoming more Christian isn’t a bad thing… depending on your definition and if you really do it).

However, I know that the title of my blog leads to some disappointment. And I hate to disappoint. (Just FYI – the misdirection has also led to some friendships as well.) But for those of you who signed up with me for the sole purpose of having another BA buddy, I find it only fair to point out how different a Born Again Brazilian and a Born Again Christian celebrate today’s holiday.

Here is what we’ve done so far on this year’s Easter.

1. Woke up way too early so that our daughter could indulge in the commercial side of the holiday with a chocolate filled Easter basket and finding plastic eggs hid around the living room that were filled with chocolate.

2. Drank a whole bunch of coffee while I searched Rotten Tomatoes to see if any good horror movies were coming out on DVD.

3. Because we were out at a friend’s house last night indulging in our own glucose feed (i.e. wine), combined with the fact that we woke up early, lay around the apartment watching stupid movies and episodes of Medium on Netflix.

4. Too lazy (see 2.) to go out or cook, we consumed sausage and cheese and the hard-boiled eggs the Easter bunny hid and instant noodles… oh yeah, and chocolate. Not exactly a traditional Easter meal.

5. Convinced our daughter that Easter was about staying inside and enjoying all the toys we have to play with and movies to watch and not going to the park like we promised.

6. Took naps. (Well, two of the three of us are currently napping.)

7. Never considered for one moment the idea of leaving our television and our computers to go to church. Or even the idea of going outside.

Here is what the good Christians are doing on this holiday:

Worshipping Together

Rejoicing about Jesus (did I phrase that right?)

Using a lot of exclamation points

Quoting Scripture (did I spell that right?)

Here’s what other expats in Brazil are doing…

Contemplating the origins of mysterious chicken noises

Questioning how sexy Rio’s Ipanema beach is

Eating codfish casserole

See the difference?

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12 Responses to BAB Easter vs. BAC Easter

  1. This post really tickled me…….

  2. 3rdCultureChildren says:

    really funny! Thanks for including my codfish casserole! Btw, it did go pretty well… My Portuguese ancestors would be proud… After so e casserole and wine, we’re getting together with other fellow Americans for a joint cooking effort… Tacos for dinner! Talk about multicultural Sunday… 😮 thanks again, and happy Sunday!

  3. anna says:

    I ate this exactly bunny (milk choc/ lindt) today!!! how funny

  4. Shelley says:

    Love it. And I’ve got a post coming up just for you!

  5. Sarah says:

    Ha, we are equally bad – weekend at the beach and a (not very good) restaurant for lunch. My daughter at one point started singing at the top of her lungs a song that is actually about Easter, in the Christian sense (something about “no quarto dia, Ele levantou” that she got from an evangelical CD we have at home), but had no idea whatsoever that it was in any way related to Easter. Hmmm…..

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