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to think that buying Easter Presents is indulgent and redicilously OTT?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 26-Mar-13 20:26:48

Way to ruin.

My 4 will have an ascetic Egg Hunt in the snow. With one creme egg. Although I'll tell them there's 2 as it keeps them occupied for longer.

Then thye can learn the true Spirit of the Season by sharing it.

My way is roght and true. No ipods or Ugh boots for mine just coz it's easter.

daisydoodoo Tue 26-Mar-13 21:26:39

Eggs only here too! I do a hunt with assorted eggs roughly the size of creme eggs, aero lambs, lindt mini bunnies, caramel bunnies.

Relatives buy them single chocolate eggs. So all dc end up with 4 large eggs and 5 or 6 mini ones from the hunt.

Ds 1 & 2 have been dropping hints about ps3 games but they will be sorely disappointed.

TheChaoGoesMu Tue 26-Mar-13 21:28:12



Yfronts Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:18

Grandparents get an egg for each of mine and we might buy a couple of small packets of wrapped tiny eggs for a hunt. Great fun.

scrivette Tue 26-Mar-13 21:37:09

DS is too young for eggs (so I will have to eat all his) but has a new outfit to wear on Easter Day.

I always used to get a new outfit at Easter, I think it's an Easter tradition to have new clothes and that's why the Easter bonnet tradition started. (Any excuse for new clothes).

LiseYates Tue 26-Mar-13 21:40:47

Mine get a chocolate egg each off us, and then chocolate eggs off the grandparents and a couple of aunts and uncles too.
I ration them out so they don't just dive straight in and scoff the entire lot, although I was reading an article in the paper somewhere today that maybe it's a better idea not to ration them, and let them self regulate their intake so they get a sense of self control when they've had too much.
So maybe I'll just leave all 777,000 (or something like that) Easter eggs they usually get in the middle of the floor and tell them to help themselves.
They'll either eat some and then stop when they've had enough yeah, right or fall face first on the carpet in a sugar chocolate coma.
I know which my money's on..... [grin--

Maryz Tue 26-Mar-13 21:42:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SamuelAndOscarsMummy Tue 26-Mar-13 21:46:43

My little boy is too young for loads of chocolate (18 months) he will have a tiny bit and we are taking him out for the day somewhere, not too sure where yet but nothing extravagant! More about family time & both me and his daddy being off work rather than it being Easter.

I may get them toys instead of chocolate when they are older (2nd little man is due in June) but not iPads and other stupid stuff that is meant for teenagers and adults IMO.

FrankWippery Tue 26-Mar-13 21:47:09

I'll eat yours then Chaos, I'd wrapped them all up spesh for you. Can I ask though, did you mean to spell it rediculous, or was that to wind up the pedants up? wink it worked

edwardsmum11 Tue 26-Mar-13 21:50:07

Got my son three pounds of egg (in money not weight), in laws got him an egg and two shirts and he got a small one from church last year so might this yr. He had two small eggs last yr and finished eating them on new years day so might last all year this year.

MurkyMinotaur Tue 26-Mar-13 21:52:20

As a child, my parents disliked buying chocolate for us because they worried about our teeth, so we were given a small toy for the same price as a chocolate egg. I always enjoyed that.

As Christians, we celebrated Easter on purpose. We came from a slightly different perspective, I guess, because we looked for a way to celebrate something we valued. If I wasn't a Christian...I'd still have a chocolate egg though. Yum.

MuddlingMackem Tue 26-Mar-13 21:57:30

Our kids get a present from us at Easter instead of an egg, not usually that much, around £10 - £15 each.

When they were younger it was toys, now it tends to be books. It started because DS's birthday is only a week before Christmas, but it means we have to do this for DD who's three years younger too. They get around half a dozen eggs each from other people so they're happy. smile

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 26-Mar-13 21:59:09

I'll be starting DS off with a breakfast of - creme egg in an egg cup, served with hot chocolate and a pain au Chocolat, and following that a lunch of Lindt Rabbit Fricassee in a nutella gravy. For tea he'll probably have something light - marshmallows in a chocolate fondue.

It's what Jesus would have wanted.

Pascha Tue 26-Mar-13 21:59:17

Oh bum. He starts preschool in September so no hope for me then sad.

HotCrossWeaselInSinisterBonnet Tue 26-Mar-13 22:03:05

Don't forgot Cadburys Finger soldiers to dip in the Creme egg

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 26-Mar-13 22:14:29

I'll add them to my shopping list Hotcross..... I was delighted to see a version of Hot Cross buns made with real Belgian chocolate in M&S. You know, incase there isn't enough chocolate to consume over the weekend. Perhaps Pizza Hut will switch cheese for a choc filling in their stuffed crusts for the holiday too.

Cadburys fingers crossed!

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 26-Mar-13 22:20:58

thekidsrule, yup, sadly they do. Overindulged and showered with stuff.

I stand alone proudly with one creme egg between four!

Frank, it was to circumvent putting friffing lihgt-hearted in the title.

I am a veteran of DC wininy-uppery, LeBof, allus tell them about 10% more eggs are to be found than there actaull are. Gives better quality WineTime.


BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Tue 26-Mar-13 22:23:35

We always got toys at easter, my and my sister both xmas birthdays too so wonder if that has something to do with it?
I have gotten small summery (wishful thinking...) toys for DSs that I would have gotten anyway, only now I don't have to get them chocolate too mean mummy

Anonymousy Tue 26-Mar-13 22:25:53


BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Tue 26-Mar-13 22:26:01

My mum is getting both boys sandals for our holiday. Thats gotta be even worse than toys! But fuck it, they're babies, they don't care wink

FrankWippery Tue 26-Mar-13 22:27:02

Good good Chaos, just checking.

SirBoobAlot Tue 26-Mar-13 22:33:35

DS is getting some mini eggs... And an Easter present. Saw something he's been asking after for ages reduced dramatically in the sale, but still cost too much to be a 'just because' present. So it's in my wardrobe and he's getting it for Easter. If his birthday was before November, I'd wait until then, but I can't wait that long seems unfair to ask him to wait eight months.

midastouch Tue 26-Mar-13 22:44:46

I have brought my DD who is nearly one a soft easter bunny that she grabs everytime we go shopping. As DS will have easter eggs and i think shes too young for them so i thought id get her something. But other than that no toys!

Lilicat1013 Tue 26-Mar-13 22:49:52

I do Easter presents as neither child has chocolate (the younger one is a baby and the older one doesn't like chocolate or sweets).

They both have a little gift box and my three year old has a Matchbox toy plane and two Wow toys pocket pals figures in his and the baby has two Mickey Mouse rattles.

Only a couple of pound spent on each and my older son will be very excited, the little one wont care, I only buy for him because I have brought for his brother. I would feel mean otherwise.

At least it stops people telling my how horrible I am for not buying my older son an Easter egg. No one believes a three year old doesn't like chocolate or sweets, they assume that I just don't allow him to have it.

KansasCityOctopus Tue 26-Mar-13 23:00:36

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pollypandemonium Tue 26-Mar-13 23:04:03

Easter is about crafts and chocolate. Not money and presents. And laying eggs out at dawn in the garden before they wake up.

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