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    That's excessive for my household. Easter Bunny bought a new toothbrush, p.j's, a small bunny, some hollow eggs and a handful of hunting eggs. They are encouraged to have a few and save them. I have more the issue of so many family members buying for them. We have three sets of grand parents plus two siblings. It's all put away and is rationed. I don't want them eating that much chocolate but everyone wants to buy them something. I don't want more toys because they have just had birthdays. I'm going to push for a set of p.j's and one small egg next year. We are very lucky they have so many people who love them but it's over the top.

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    I'm giving GS 10 months pyjs, a book and DVD he's too little in my opinion for chocolate. Next year I will get him same as this year but add a egg or bunny.

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    I originally had bought Dd a pair of winter pj's, a book and 1 tiny kinder bunny, I then went shopping yesterday and got her some needed socks and slippers so threw them in her easter bag with 2 small tubs of cheap play dough I bought on a whim. I will admit I did let her eat her little easter bunny this morning because she had bit off the ears of it whilst I wasn't watching. As far as chocolate goes.. That's all she got, she will likely have a bite or two during the week as I eat my Easter egg.

    She got given a big chocolate Easter bunny from her grandparents that will sit in the fridge.

    Next year we will do an egg hunt most likely because she will be old enough.

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    We are the same and tell grandparents and friends to either give a little toy or some clothing. Mum gave them pj's and in laws gave them shopkins.

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    DD is only 17 months so today she got an easter outfit & soft toy bunny that I made.

    My family got her pjs, socks & other things as well as small amounts of chocolate, which DH & I will probably end up eating. I appreciate the gesture, but even getting a little bunny or egg from everyone ends up being just too much chocolate for a little toddler!

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    I asked the grandparents not to buy any eggs for the kids this year. If we add up a couple of treats from each set of grandparents, plus one or two from us, its just way too much, and the kids are too young to eat that much chocolate. Looking at a pile of eggs, its not just the sugar, but the cost that absolutely astounds me! People will spend $50+ on easter eggs alone, easily. It just seems so wasteful and indulgent when there are people starving elsewhere around the world. I bought plastic easter eggs to do a hunt with, leading to ONE easter chocolate each. We had fun making baskets togethee, and the kids loved the easter hunt - they wouldnt have cared if it was chocolate or plastic eggs, it was the fun of hunting. Ive put the plastic eggs in a box for next year to use again. I've just had a thought that maybe next year, i can talk to them about our life of excess, and others of lack, and they could each choose some $$ to donate to a charity - there are heaps that you can 'buy' a chicken, etc. for a family. My poor kids, lol, doesnt sound like as much fun as spending $50 on chocolate, haha, but i would love them to grow up that giving to others instead of living a life of excess is normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    I asked the grandparents not to buy any eggs for the kids this year. If we add up a couple of treats from each set of grandparents, plus one or two from us, its just way too much, and the kids are too young to eat that much chocolate. Looking at a pile of eggs, its not just the sugar, but the cost that absolutely astounds me! People will spend $50+ on easter eggs alone, easily. It just seems so wasteful and indulgent when there are people starving elsewhere around the world. I bought plastic easter eggs to do a hunt with, leading to ONE easter chocolate each. We had fun making baskets togethee, and the kids loved the easter hunt - they wouldnt have cared if it was chocolate or plastic eggs, it was the fun of hunting. Ive put the plastic eggs in a box for next year to use again. I've just had a thought that maybe next year, i can talk to them about our life of excess, and others of lack, and they could each choose some $$ to donate to a charity - there are heaps that you can 'buy' a chicken, etc. for a family. My poor kids, lol, doesnt sound like as much fun as spending $50 on chocolate, haha, but i would love them to grow up that giving to others instead of living a life of excess is normal!
    I think donating to a charity is an awesome idea, I might do something similar when Dd is older .

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    As a kid my Easter chocolate would last until October! We didn't get a lot but would eat a little bit everyday. Some other families might do this too.

    I don't worry about what other people do.

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    We just got one huge Easter egg to share as a family...and took a few snaps of ds playing with it in the wrapper.

    Eta: when I was a kid though, my parents would hide about 20 solid eggs each for us to find, plus mum would give us a big bunny each, dad would get us something big each and I would probably get something from each of my 3 siblings too!

    Eta2: i would eat it all in a week and one of my siblings would eat it slowly over 3 months.
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    The kids only get chocolate as a rare treat. We are also a vegan house hold.

    This year I bought 600gms of soild mini eggs for our egg hunt (first year with chocolate) which was a lot more than I expected! I used half (25 eggs) and put the other half in the cupboard. They won't even eat all of what we hid.
    Than they both got a moo free hollow egg.

    We do PJs and slippers also.


 

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