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    Default Do you try and avoid chocolate overload for Easter (your kids, not you)?

    Today I went shopping without DD (left her with DP) so I could get her some stuff for Easter.

    All the years past, she's had a little chocolate, but mostly I try and get her other things too... and was wondering if I'm alone?

    This year I got her a set of little Darrell Lea ducks/chickens/some sort of bird (lol) which are only quite small... but where my parents would have added yet more eggs to it, I went to a little kitchenware shop and got an Easter-themed egg-cup, and to Diva where I got her an Easter-themed bracelet and some stickers.

    Just wondering if you avoid a chocolate overload, and what you get instead (so I can steal your ideas next time...lol).

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    I use Easter for books and pjs any chocolate overload normally gets eaten by me so i try to avoid that situation

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    Yep, DD is only 20 months so she got a gorgeous handmade doll dressed in a miniature versions of one of DD's dresses, an egg cup, a little easter colouring in and sticker book, a cute knitted bunny and just a little packet of kinder easter bunny chocolates in an easter basket. She's too little to eat too much chocolate but I will probably always buy her a little something
    'extra' as opposed to just chocolate, it gets too much! My mum goes overboard with chocolates every year anyway, enough to last us months!!
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    My DD's are 3 and 1. They both love Zhu Zhu pets so I got them a Zhu Zhu pet each and put about 10 little solid eggs into the box. The will love it. My 1 y/o will get about 1 or 2 little eggs and I'll no doubt eat the rest. My 3 y/o is good at rationing out her treats and she'll likely eat one each day. I know they will get easter eggs from both sets of grandparents though...looks like I'll have to take one for the team and eat them too .

    I was pretty chuffed because I found the Zhu Zhu pets at Sam's Warehouse for $15 and that included the ice-cream truck with one and the car with the other.

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    I am the only one that buys for my kids so we have no worries at all. I just buy one big egg (softball size) and two small eggs (egg size) and a few mini eggs each. They all have there own bags in the fridge and they tend to stretch them out over the week.

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    Nope, I let her eat as much chocolate as she likes as long as she has meals inbetween on Easter.

    She eats pretty healthily most of the time so I relax round Easter and just let her pig out.
    I find if I just say yes, she only ends up eating about 2 chocolate bunnies and then gets sick of it....which means I get the rest!

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    Last year we were in the uk where all our family and friends live, so DS was given a few eggs, most of which we ate to be honest (DS was only 18 months ) this year we may buy him a tiny chocolate bunny and my parents have left some money for an Easter pressie, so we may buy a tiny egg and spend the rest on a toy or clothes. So in answer to your question, yes we try to avoid the chocolate overload

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    The boys get a choc bunny each..the end.

    We dont have the money for pjs and other pressies usually. We never got anything but an egg for easter growing up. Coming here i was suprised over the years that people use easter to get their kids actual presents!

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    Yes, not because I'm worried for their health...they eat clean normally so a little junk on special occasions doesn't faze me, but because it usually goes to waste.

    This year they have one medium chick, one small bunny, and one marshmallow bunny.

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    Man, i must the Easter equivalent of the scrooge because i get my kids nothing. Being Easter we usually have family lunch so they get to eat lots of yummy foods there, i don't get them any gift/chocolate - when they are older i will probably just get one decent egg each.
    DD2 will be getting gifts this year as it's her birthday on Easter Sunday
    I avoid chocolate overload by just not buying it and i ask relatives to limit it to one egg/small gift if they must buy something.


 

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