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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hey you! Yeah, you there, at the computer....

This is my plea for some lurkers to come out from the darkness and identify yourselves. I know you are there I can see you...sort of. I need some help. A lot of help...

Easter is approaching, and Im sick of all the candy in the house. I mean, I love candy...too much. Im always raiding the kids' candy and I need to stop. Oh, and they dont need that much candy anyway. I mean, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines day...it never ends. Now, the holiday that brings us chocolate farm animals, rabbits, chicks, whatever...or marshmellow creatures, that are fun to blow up in the microwave, but are no fun to deal with in the form of bad teeth...

So, I need some ideas...I will give the kids some candy...a little...but I want choices, darn it!!! Alternatives. Dont say stuffed animals either, they end up all over the floor or worse, drug out of doors to the yard by one of two, maybe both dogs, and get rained on, peed on, what have you...so I need suggestions. Think spring, think health, think fun, think pastel colors, think the resurrection but for heavens sake dont think candy or stuffed animals!!!

So, lurkers if you want to do something nice for me or for others who are reading (all 3 of them, lol), reveal yourselves and give me some suggestions (no, not those kind of suggestions). Oh and if I KNOW you personally and you just read but dont arent registered, then maybe you should register...its painless really and its free!! Ok, I wont bug you about it....very much anyway.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I hear you on the candy. I usually do one pack of candy and the rest is the result of a trip to the dollar store. Coloring books, sidewalk chalk, glow sticks (throw'em in the tub for a real crowd pleaser), etc.

Torina said...

I do a little Easter Egg hunt. We paint eggs like the rest of tacky America and then I write up a bunch of cute little rhyming clues (I cut out egg shapes and color them) and then send the kids on an egg hunt. They only get the tacky eggs along the way. This is also helpful because then you don't end up with any unfound eggs that are later found via smell :) At the end, I use a leftover Easter basket and fill it with something useful like clothes, socks, underwear, school supplies or whatever. I do buy my kids candy but I either a) eat it all before Easter and they don't get any or b) eat it all after they go to bed on Easter night. Happy hopping.

Annie said...

We tie dye t-shirts instead of painting eggs, too many egg incidents over the years. Also, we all wear our creations afterwards and take a dorky family picture.

We do not do egg hiding of any sort, not the real, not the plastic, I hate plastic eggs. I like the egg shaped treasure hunt idea Torina had. If we paint eggs, we eat them, but have just been decorating sugar cookies with frosting lately.

I agree you can get your money's worth with sidewalk chalk! Also, and we don't normally do bubbles, but we do bubbles outside.

My mother in law always sends socks for Easter, I don't understand and have never thought to ask.

btw - I was not lurking, it's my first time here, and it's been a pleasure, I'm going to go and read some more.

rsbg said...

How about plants/trees for the kids to plant, nurture and watch grow? Or a vegetable plant (tomato, lettuce, etc.)? Something that is THEIRS that will be there for a long time to come.

I think you should get each one a bunny rabbit too! :-) totally kidding on the last one!

Erin said...

We usually do a basket, but we do it before Easter - we spend Easter focusing on the real reason for Easter instead of the candy. :) We do those Resurrection Eggs (you can google it if you don't know what I am talking about) and use those to talk about Christ's resurrection. We hide eggs at my mom's house but only a dozen and they never get eaten. I like the dyeing shirt idea - that's really cool!

I do buy candy but not much - we still have Halloween candy if that tells you how often V gets candy. :)

obladi oblada said...

cool, thanks for the cool ideas. Torina you crack me up. Im definitely using some of these ideas.

Anne, I am glad to meet you!!!

Heather Cherry said...

Here's a thought. ACTUAL stuffed animals. No, not the beanie baby kind. The kind like taxidermists do. That'll really delight and entertain your kids for yeeeeeears to come.

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