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itsme1234 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:25:21

Normally our Easter weekend would be spent visiting friends and family with Easter eggs and seeing the grandparents for an egg hunt.
This year we all spoke and decided perhaps it would be better to not be travelling to drop eggs.
Oldest DD just come upto me asking why we didn't buy eggs for her cousins and why we aren't visiting them because she's just seen a car pull up at xxx next door but one and three people get out and exchange easter gifts.
Our longest journey to visit people would have been 2 hour round trip and normally we would have then spent 2/3 hours with these people.
The shortest, probably a 30 minute round walk to their best friends.
I'm now wondering if us and our friends/family have got it wrong and egg delivering is actually ok?

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Alb1 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:27:08

No it’s not ok, it’s a none essential journey, you made the right choice. I bought extra for my own kids and grandparents sent money so I could pick the kids up an egg from them on my essential shopping journey so there are ways round it, but no I wouldn’t travel to give someone an egg.

birdsbeefriesandeggs Sat 11-Apr-20 16:27:11

Of course it's not ok. Not an essential journey and social distancing required! I've bought eggs to be exchanged with family but we decided to just keep the eggs bought for our kids instead. Everyone agreed.

bronzedgoddessORabronzedturkey Sat 11-Apr-20 16:28:13

Nope, you've got it right, idiot neighbours have it wrong. Swapping chocolate isn't worth any potential risk!

PumpkinP Sat 11-Apr-20 16:30:15

Just because others are doing it doesn’t mean it’s ok, my neighbours are having a party with people they don’t live with, it doesn’t mean it’s Ok. I’ve also seen a post on fb about people starting a camp fire in the woods, again not ok, concentrate on your own life and stop worrying about what others are doing.

starrysimon Sat 11-Apr-20 16:35:48

My MIL dropped off two Easter eggs for DH and I this morning. She was trying to come in though and DH had 11 missed calls from her but ignored as she was being irrational. I was very hmm Definitely a non-essential car journey.

DD has been isolating with my DM and MIL didn’t get her an Easter egg. We’re adults ffs and could probably do with baby clothes instead of chocolate but oh well! Very bizarre and was clearly just a muse to try and get in the house as she’s still not had a nosey round our new home yet. Now isn’t the time!

LostStars39 Sat 11-Apr-20 16:41:46

My mums the same, she’s asked me if on Easter Sunday I can drive to my 94 year old grandads who lives an hour round trip away, to see him (just to stand in the garden 2m away) but still! And then to go to my elderly aunts house which would add another half an hour on, to do the same!
I said I wouldn’t as it wasn’t essential travel, and what would I say if I got pulled over by the police?! She said to just say I was taking food to vulnerable relatives, which would be lying! Then said I could go and visit her and my dad and sister (sister who is sheilding) but just stand apart in the garden!! I have no words 😡

amazedmummy Sat 11-Apr-20 16:42:05

My mum dropped off eggs as she had to walk past the house to go to work every day (key worker) I transferred money so that they could buy themselves one from me when they were doing their shopping anyway. My next door neighbour is currently having an "Easter BBQ" as if that's a thing and has family over. It's apparently ok because they're distancing in the garden. I give up.

MysweetAudrina Sat 11-Apr-20 16:47:24

My mam surprised the kids with a tenner each in a card posted to them yesterday. They were delighted.

EasterBuns Sat 11-Apr-20 16:58:53

My in laws asked us to get eggs for the grandchildren in our last supermarket delivery. How could anyone think this was an essential journey?

itsme1234 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:11:46

Thanks all. I thought my group of friends/family had lost the plot until seeing all of the above replies.
Ours have eggs of grandparents via OH buying them on an essential trip and grandparents transferring money.

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okiedokieme Sat 11-Apr-20 17:23:16

Mum sent Easter cards with amazon gift cards this year to the kids, far better

Mlou32 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:24:01

Come on. You know it's not ok.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:26:26

We're 'lucky' in that we were able to combine an egg swap with in-laws with taking them shopping and meds as both are on the vulnerable list and locked in for 12 weeks.

That's the only egg swap we've done though, for other family it's just accepted that it's not happening this year and that's that.

Madein1995 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:28:42

I think dropping eggs at the front door is fine. A friend dropped me some headphones off today (before anyone moans she offered, got in the car and dropped them off at front door.) technically abiding by the rules, no. As I'm obeying the rules in general, encounter no one on my daily walks and didn't even see my parents for my birthday, I think that's allowed.

RhymingRabbit3 Sat 11-Apr-20 17:31:53

We dropped off eggs to friends whose houses are within walking distance.
In laws delivered eggs to us on the way to deliver groceries to vulnerable grandparents. I was a bit unsure about this but it only added about a quarter of a mile to their journey in total so I dont think it's really too bad. They just left them on our step, didnt come in or anything.

We havent bothered to buy for nieces and nephews as we probably wont see them until Christmas!

I have heard of people buying eggs in their weekly shop "from" grandparents who then transferred the money. This seems like the most sensible option. Or just go without, depending how much your kids are in to Easter.

Figgygal Sat 11-Apr-20 17:32:05

Oh for Christ’s sake of course you shouldn’t be driving the sort of distances to deliver Easter eggs

Today we did a treasure hunt around the house and in the garden with the kids they had to follow clues we FaceTimed both sets of grandparents and followed the kids around the house with The phone so that they could see what was going on participate in the “joy”

Can’t you do that something like that? they can buy their own eggs locally if they’re that important To everyone

BubblesBuddy Sat 11-Apr-20 17:37:10

We have an Easter egg hunt in the village for parents and supervises DC. Each family goes and looks for the eggs which can be seen without entering any properties. People just go out on their normal walk to find them. Seemed like a good idea and we have hung up an “egg” even though our DC are no longer living at home. It’s not necessary to have chocolate eggs or see relatives.

Notso Sat 11-Apr-20 17:55:44

We sent a message to those we buy for saying we'd decided not to make the journey to deliver eggs this year and have donated the money to a local charity instead, and would treat nephews, nieces and Godchildren when we can meet up again.

It obviously didn't go down well with DH's siblings as PIL got in touch saying they would play Easter bunny and drive around delivering eggs. We told them we weren't buying any and not to bring any and they sent another message saying they are going to buy them on our behalf so nobody goes without hmm

Nonnymum Sat 11-Apr-20 17:58:57

Of course its not OK. All the briefing and advice has said stay home this Easter,. You are following the instruction they are not.

Hollyhead Sat 11-Apr-20 19:30:03

Depends how far they’ve travelled, my DC have had some delivered at the end of the drive by family who are a 5 min drive away and we’re on their way back from the shops. Can’t get too bothered about it to be honest! A 2 hour round trip isn’t on though.

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