It’s time to start stalking the Easter bunny again…no, not hiding in wait to pounce on the poor guy to raid his chocolate and jelly bean stash (and while that might be kinda fun, it’s not advisable, since you may get NO chocolate whatsoever in your basket in just a couple weeks!), but, rather, time to discuss with him what to bring you the kiddos in their baskets this year (that is, if you haven’t already). Dh and I had a long talk with our long-eared, fuzzy little friend, and he took our requests rather calmly. In fact, he was rather excited about it, because, in today’s economy, sugar is getting more and more expensive, as are the goodies that are made from the sticky stuff. Needless to say, he was more than happy to oblige our whims and an extra spring was in his step er, hop as he left our house and went next door to check on our neighbors.

This year, dh and I have decided that the girls should only have a single chocolate bunny as the candy  in their baskets. Wait for it… HUH?!? Are we out of our minds? Nope, of course not. I mean, let’s face it…from dh’s birthday at the beginning of November and all the way through Valentine’s Day, there are numerous opportunities for junky sweetness, like birthday cakes for all 4 of us (2 b-days in November, 1 in December, 1 in February before Valentine’s Day), Thanksgiving desserts, Christmas is in a league all its own complete with the January detox just in time for the 4th b-day cake in February (mine) and Valentine’s Day just a few days later. It’s time for a break. Besides, Easter is not supposed to be about the candy, no? And to top it all off, our condo is up for sale, so no new “junk” can come into the house. Talk about a challenge. So, this is what the Easter Bunny is going to do instead for Munchkin and Bug:

  • 1 chocolate bunny each
  • a new pair of sunglasses for Bug (she lost hers last year), and a small something for Munchkin that will be educational and meaningful
  • cereal bars
  • juice pouches
  • fruit?
  • a kite for each girl–when I was a kid, I remember the Easter bunny had brought my brother and I each a new kite with our baskets. His was either a Transformers or a He-Man (Joe, do you remember what it was? I can’t), and mine was a Smurfette. Dad took us out in the weeks following during the warmer and pleasant weather and we headed to the field behind the house and just flew our kites out there. I remember having a hard time at first, but once we got the hang of it, we just loved it.

So, what kinds of things are coming in your baskets this year? Please share!