I enjoy the wonders and blunders of mothering and raising three kids, ages 6, 9, and 12. I parent with love, thoughtfulness, and humor. I’m married to my college sweetheart. Poop talk doesn’t scare me (even at
the dinner table). I’m a fan of lipstick and red licorice. Mean people suck. And I proudly have that as my bumper sticker, along with a smiley face. I’m friendly, opinionated, dorky…and perennially pesky. Check out my blog at www.peskypippi.com, and follow me on Twitter @PeskyPippi.
The Easter Bunny needs your help to fill your childrens’ baskets. This is your chance to either:
1. Make a statement. No sugar for my children! They eat enough sugar. They don’t need any more treats. Easter is a time for renewal and new beginnings. It is not a time to overindulge my children.
2. Or make your children happy. By filling plastic, brightly colored eggs with jelly beans and pastel-foiled Hershey’s Kisses. Adding Peeps, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, and Cadbury Creme Eggs, perhaps? And throw in a giant chocolate Peter Cottontail as the anchor. You know, the one where the kids nibble his ears off, then the head, and so on? A basket so heavy, the candy nearly falls through.
Face it. Your children are only children once. This is no time to be The Grinch Who Stole Easter.
As a child, I remember jam-packed Easter baskets hidden, with a little trail of carrots leading the way. I remember eating myself silly, surrounded by foil wrappers, and being in complete sugar bliss on Easter Sunday afternoon.
If you deny the fun, you are also denying your childrens’ imaginations and spirits. If your children believe that a three-pound bunny hops around and delivers nineteen-pound baskets to every child…brilliant!
I have a thirteen-year-old son, who said to me the other day, “Mom, can you please tell the Easter Bunny to bring Cadbury Creme Eggs and Monster Energy Drinks in my basket?”
At first, I’m like, “What?! Dude! You can’t make requests of the Easter Bunny. This is not Santa.”
But then I realized he is doing a great job keeping the mystery and fun alive for his younger siblings. And he still likes getting an Easter basket.
So, on Easter morning, my oldest and I will share a special smile. And maybe a wink. As he gulps down his Monster drinks and Cadbury eggs.
Don’t spoil the fun, now. Get hopping!
Note From Momma: Welcome to Momma’s Bunny Hop! Brighten up your spring by leaving a comment on this post with the Easter candy choice you simply cannot live without for a chance to win a $25 Target Gift Card!! Winner will be chosen at random from all comments received by 9pm ET on Thursday, April 5, 2012, and will be announced at Momma Be Thy Name on Facebook and on Twitter. Entrants must provide valid email address.
Good luck, have fun, and Happy Easter from Momma!