Well after a rather spirited Thursday, we are staring right down the barrel of the weekend, and not just any weekend, but Easter Weekend. This is not going to be a diatribe about the origins of Easter, most of us should know that by now and this is not my Sunday School class, that was last week.
What I want to talk about today is the traditions that have sprung up concerning the holiday. Now, besides the religious part of Easter, the spring festival idea has given rise to the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and those damnable Peeps. This is what I am on about today.
The Easter bunny brings magical gifts to the boys and girls as well as hiding their eggs. I must say my favorite part of this aspect of Easter is the Cadbury Creme Eggs and the deviled eggs that come from the lovely colored things that the kids enjoy so much. But how much is too much? Easter does not rival Christmas for gifts but good grief Gertie, what do we have to spend on Easter presents?
So this is the part where you guys get to input. What have you done with your kids in the past or what do you do now? I can remember a few toys in an Easter basket and that was all. We would usually go down to my Grandparents house and spend Easter in the desert shooting or hunting for worm’s teeth so one year I got a brick (500 rounds) of .22 shells. That was pretty good.
But really, where do you draw the line and how much do you have to do for the kids? Or is it just the mainstream retailers that are nailing us again trying to get more money? I am putting a cap on the $$ that the Bunny get this year and it ain’t going to be much.
I would still love to hear your thoughts and what are your plans for the weekend?
Let me know in the comments or by email, USPS is too slow.
Have a Happy Easter.