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To think one Easter egg a child is enough

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brexitstolemyfuture Thu 13-Apr-17 08:26:36

I'm not a total killjoy, but i want to limit their intake to one over Easter and give away the others.

Even just one contains 16 tea spoons of sugar! Seeing as sugar is linked to diabetes, obesity and cancer i do want to limit it. They've been given 8 eggs each so far, with at least two more to come over the weekend. It's just too much imo.

LookAtTheFlowersKerry Thu 13-Apr-17 08:28:44

I say this every year. We have a huge family and everyone buys the kids eggs. It's obscene.

I tend to let them have free rein until it's all gone, so they have a humongous chocolate/sugar intake over a few days while they're on school hols. Rather than trying to limit it and having a house full of chocolate for weeks.

Pollydonia Thu 13-Apr-17 08:30:30

Its once a year. I used to give mine 1 on Easter Sunday, 1 on the Monday then we would melt the eggs down and make rocky roads to share with dgp's.
Giving their eggs away would be very harsh!
Alternatively get wider family to get them a small toy/ activity book instead of an egg .

neonrainbow Thu 13-Apr-17 08:31:01

10 eggs is far too many. I would donate 7 or 8 to a food bank.

AnoiseAnnoysanOyster Thu 13-Apr-17 08:31:53

Yanbu, I buy the dc an egg but they don't need loads from everyone else. Luckily family tend to buy a small toy which I'm more than happy with. My 2 year old does not need 6 eggs.

treaclesoda Thu 13-Apr-17 08:32:55

Mine get loads too. But I just keep them. They're usually still eating them in August. They've still only eaten half their sweets from Halloween...

limon Thu 13-Apr-17 08:34:34

I let her gorge on this occasion as it's only easter and Xmas that there is chocolate overload. To be honest she's pretty good at self regulating.

EnglishRose1320 Thu 13-Apr-17 08:35:04

I can understand how you feel and that much chocolate regularly would be insane but it is only once a year. However Thier are your children, if it's too much for them you decide.
We have bought ours a very small egg (which is chocolate they probably won't like much) because they will love what comes with it. We do this because we know they will get loads from family.
If you don't think they will notice a few being skimmed off the top of the pile I'd suggest dropping them off to a food bank.

Runningissimple Thu 13-Apr-17 08:35:24

I just used to ration them to a small amount a day and then bin them in June when no one cared or noticed anymore! grin

At least you can do that with little ones. The amount of crap my teenage children can consume (unbeknownst to me) is heart attack inducing. Bloody bags of maoams shock

Mrscaindingle Thu 13-Apr-17 08:35:25

I was coming on to to call you a kill joy but admit that 10 eggs per child is way too much. I think just one egg each is a bit a bit mean, my kids got 4 each with probably another one today which I think is fine but they're teens now and not tiny and I think eating them in a few days is better than having them hanging round the house for weeks.

Avioleta Thu 13-Apr-17 08:35:42

Mine will probably get given quite a few but they won't eat them all in one go. I just save them up and they eat them a bit at a time. They still have Christmas chocolate on the go so we'll probably get around to finishing them in September sometime.

dowhatnow Thu 13-Apr-17 08:39:41

You can never have too many easter eggs!

Let them eat one on Easter day then ration the rest.

SpreadYourHappiness Thu 13-Apr-17 08:39:44

I used to get 15 - 20 eggs a year when I was a child because my birthday sometimes coincides with Easter (shitty present to buy a child whose birthday is near Easter, by the way).

My parents never rationed them or gave them away, thankfully. I just ate them as and when I liked.

Bubblysqueak Thu 13-Apr-17 08:43:18

We've only just finished Christmas chocolate and I expect Easter chocolate to last until Aug/Sept. Just because they have then it doesn't mean they have to eat them all at once.

upperlimit Thu 13-Apr-17 08:43:26

My kids have 2 eggs each and some smaller ones to have an Easter egg hunt. I think 10 eggs is far too many and not because of the sugar content. It just seems so over the top and unnecessary.

Maybe I'm a killjoy too. grin

Grilledaubergines Thu 13-Apr-17 08:51:42

DC get a fair few, although teenagers now but when they were younger we'd let them have what they wanted and then we used the rest in recipes.

I do think though that this trend now of Easter presents is bloody ridiculous. Easter hampers, expensive toys etc.

Easter = chocolate.

And hot cross buns. Proper ones, not salted caramel, chocolate orange, gold leaved. But I digress.

HistoricalAccount Thu 13-Apr-17 08:55:15

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Gramgram Thu 13-Apr-17 08:56:38

I understand where you are coming from. DGD gets chocolate eggs from an assortment of relatives. DD limits her intake, but they end up hanging around for months. I decided this year not to bother with chocolate eggs, so she has a book and book token, a nice tin of chocolate shortbread and some new clothes. It might make me a meany but at least we're not creating the great wall of chocolate eggs, which has happened in previous years.

underneaththeash Thu 13-Apr-17 09:00:23

Me too - DS1 has weight issues and my heart sinks every time someone shows up with another egg. They have 4 each so far (which is way too many). Luckily we're going away on Easter Monday, so a couple of them will disappear before we get back.

Itaintme Thu 13-Apr-17 09:01:47

I think it's mean to give away your kids Easter eggs.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Thu 13-Apr-17 09:04:01

Dd is too young for eggs at the moment. Is it not a thing that the parents just eat them? grin
10 is too many for 1 child - I got that and suffer with weight issues (not just down to Easter eggs but it didn't help)

Whatsername17 Thu 13-Apr-17 09:04:08

My 5yo still has one left over from last year. It is obscene but no one in my family listens when I ask them not to but chocolate. I've bought dd1 (5) a dvd and put 'movie night' stuff in an easter basket - popcorn, a lemonade a small egg. Dd2 (12 weeks) is getting some rattles. I've already been warned by mil that two family members have bought my12 week old baby a chocolate egg. I will smile and say thank you but inside I'm a bit hmm.

MangoSplit Thu 13-Apr-17 09:05:04

I'm lucky that my DC don't seem to get given many eggs. One from us, one from my PILs, that's it I think. 10 eggs per child is crazy!

Soubriquet Thu 13-Apr-17 09:05:53


My dc already have two each and not one of them is from me or dh. I was going to get them one but decided actually why bother? They already have two and will probably get another 2 coming to them. That's 4. They don't need anymore sweets or chocolate, they have lots of toys and books so this year we aren't buying them anything

KitKat1985 Thu 13-Apr-17 09:06:36

10 does seem a lot, but I wouldn't give them away as it feels a bit mean. Can you just let the kids have one a week for the next 10 weeks (obviously check the use-by dates first so you use the ones with the shortest dates first)? That way they get all their chocolate but it's spaced out so it's not just a mega chocolate binge.

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