So, all you parents out there...what do you do in regards to Easter Bunnies and baskets? ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š You know I am a one year convert, and we always had the Easter Bunny hide all the eggs we colored for a morning in-the-house hunt (after which they could have the baskets. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š The hunt was to buy me time to make breakfast so they didn't get sick on jellybeans too early
). ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š We use the baskets year to year, sort of like christmas stockings, each kid has one and leaves it out for the bunny to fill.
But now of course we have the Holy Week activities, and the godparents usually deliver small baskets to the kids. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š This year we are a week after Western easter, and so yesterday I went looking for stuff for baskets. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I was horrified, grown people acting like animals
over half price peeps and all that other stuff. This one man in particular was unbelievably rude to everyone, pushing and shoving to try to see what small things were on the bottom shelves. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š (I did manage to find some peeps, and black jellybeans...but those are for me, i love them!)
And the premade baskets...I know those will be on sale so I was thinking of getting those, if there are any left, ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š then taking them apart to put the stuff in our baskets. I never have before, but $$ is tight, and there are 5 kids (yes the teenager gets a basket too). ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I've noticed though that since converting that we don't talk much about the bunny...the two oldest know for sure there isn't one, and the 8 year old seems skeptical, and the 4 year olds don't talk about it much, though Mr Will seems to like the concept
I also argue with the hub over candy. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š When he was a kid Easter and Halloween were the two big times of year that they got candy, so he likes to pile it in. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Our kids certainly aren't so "deprived" as he was, so I tend to take a "honey, you really want them bouncing off the walls at 7 in the morning?" approach. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š What sorts of things do you do and what sorts of items are essential to you and yours? And do you get things for the godparents? I like to do stuff like that, so we're going to make little flower pots with pansies or african violets or something and give them this year. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Very festive and springie!
Oh as a note, this is just supposed to be fun what do YOU do post, not an opportunity to bash the bunny. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š I know I make sure my kids are well aware of what Easter is really all about, we've been talking about it a lot. But we enjoy the baskets, and so I was curious to see what other families do. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
edit: oh yeah I forgot to add my essentials list!
yellow chicken peeps (if possible)
peanut butter eggs (hub, i think they are gross)
a small stuffie...I love the dollar store
some other small thing, a hot wheel car, a small something or other I know they have been eyeing, crayons or something like that, or a jump rope, sidewalk chalk...something to do outside.