Filling Easter baskets is hard work. I’m not sure how that bunny does it year after year with such gusto. I don’t like giving my kids a bunch of candy. Mostly because I have to deal with the aftermath of a sugar induced crash, but also because I hear chants for candy from both of them. Frankly, it drives me bonkers. Before you go feeling bad for them, you should know that their grandmothers usually make sure to fill that quota enough for the year.
Last year, Finn got an egg full of Skittles, some jelly beans, and a chocolate bunny. That ‘Fun Dip’ you see is actually a fruity blue chapstick. I made the mistake of Fun Dip once… never again.
And Tate? She got super yummy Ella’s Kitchen fruit pouches and snuck a jelly bean or two from her brother when I wasn’t looking.
The problem lies in the fact that it’s easy to get a bunch of candy and go to town. It’s hard coming up with fun things to fill the baskets that aren’t candy. My ‘go to’ items are some kind of outfit or pajamas, coloring books, movies, and whatever other junk I come across in the aisle of Target when I am shopping the night before Easter. How about we add insult to injury and add three dozen plastic eggs to fill as well?
Quarters and Goldfish Crackers for everyone!
Share some non-candy ideas with me please! I want some fun new ideas. What do your kids love? What were your favorites as a kid? Did your bunny hide your basket for you?