The Easter Bunny and I had a little talk recently. Nothing against artificial candy and chocolate (well, maybe I have a little something against it)…but, I told him I would really, really appreciate it if he didn’t bring that stuff this year. Will my kids eat some of this artificial candy at some point over the upcoming Easter weekend? Yes, I’m sure of it. It’s not that I want to completely shield my kids from ever enjoying these fun candies, but if we can continue to avoid eating them at home, I will be happy. That’s why I felt it was necessary to have a little chat with the Easter Bunny over a week in advance so he had time to plan our kids’ baskets. 😉 He was quite agreeable to all of my ideas and seemed more than happy to comply! Here is what he will ‘most likely’ be bringing my kids (though, of course, I won’t know for sure until Easter Sunday).
I’m all about practical gift ideas and my kids are truly just as excited to see these things in their baskets as they would be about anything else. So, without further explanation, here is what my kids’ baskets will look like this year.
Sorry about the lack of quality pictures.
I (ahem, I mean…) The Easter Bunny had to take these pictures ahead of time in a locked bedroom so no little eyes would see anything they weren’t supposed to.
My daughter’s basket consists of a new kite, two new pairs of shoes that she needs for summer (the Easter Bunny shops at Target, too, I hear), two individual packs of organic Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies (from Costco; not something we typically buy), and an Elmo ‘egg’ filled with Simple Truth chocolate candy drops.
My boys’ baskets consist of a new kite, a new pair of shoes for summer, cheddar bunnies, new sunglasses, and an ‘egg’ filled with chocolate drops.
If the weather is nice (which I’m really hoping it will be…but I’m not holding my breath), the Easter Bunny will hide plastic eggs outside in the backyard. They are filled with either more chocolate candy drops or coins for their piggy banks. I’m looking forward to watching them hunt for them! (Note: The plastic eggs, fake grass, and baskets in these pictures are all leftover from previous Easters.)
Here are the chocolate candy drops I buy from Kroger. They aren’t entirely ‘real, whole food,’ but they are free from “101 artificial preservatives and ingredients,” so at least I can feel a little better about that. Mainly, I’m just glad they don’t contain artificial food coloring.
So, that’s it! Our Easter Bunny keeps things pretty simple around here. What will the Easter Bunny be bringing your kids this year? (I’m making the assumption that you talked to him ahead of time as well…) 😉
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