So where does that leave you when the Easter Bunny comes around? And then you also have to fill eggs. What, other than candy, can go in there?
My Grandma used to fill Easter eggs with change. It was always exciting to see if you got a quarter or a dime or a penny. When we were done, we pooled the money together and divided it evenly so everyone got $5. It seemed like so much! $5! Now, I feel like $5 doesn't get you very much at all.
We have done candy in past years, but it's always a struggle for me to left them eat it afterwards. Like with Halloween, they are only allowed a little at a time and I end up throwing the majority of it away. So what's the point of that? I don't want that candy sitting in a bag for endless days, but I also don't want kids gorged out on sugar.
Yesterday, I got basket-fillings while local stores had some good sales.
|ignore the upside down Larabar|
Otherwise, I am kind of stuck. We have a million other art supplies and chalk and bubbles galore. I feel like this is the same conundrum I get into with Christmas stockings. I want them to appreciate what they have rather than get "stuff" just for the sake of "stuff".
My kids REALLY want for nothing.
Which is good.
What are you filling your Easter eggs with this year? What holiday traditions do you have? Has any one tried stuffing stickers in those dang plastic eggs? Also, what's your opinion on the Easter basket grass (personally, it's not allowed at our house. Same goes for tinsel).