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I keep seeing all of these posts about making the perfect Easter Basket for your child. What in the hell is a perfect Easter basket? Have I been doing this wrong the last couple of years? Is my son going to grow up hating me because he found out I, er the Easter bunny, didn’t make him the perfect basket?
I won’t lie, I’ve looked on Pinterest before for some ‘non candy Easter basket’ ideas. I really don’t like to load my children up on sweets. Don’t get me wrong I’ll let them have some, but basically I just get the candy for me. It’s the same for every holiday, I get my son the good chocolates, then let him have one and hide the rest for me. It’s a mom win, trust me.
After seeing all of these perfect Easter basket posts, I decided I needed to help all of the other Easter bunny Mamas out there. The perfect Easter basket, is whatever you want it to freaking be! If you want tons of candy, bubbles, and toys, heck ya! If you buy organic snacks with educational only books, sweet! There is no damn perfect Easter basket. There is no perfect mom so quit trying!
I say there is no perfect mom, but I think I come pretty damn close. Since I am so close to perfect I figured I would share what I normally put in my children’s Easter baskets.
For my son, who is two years old, I would put:
Bubbles- lots of freaking bubbles. They entertain him for hours and they are cheap.
Candy- A few pieces of any candy that looks delicious to me. I shove them in a plastic egg then Bam!
A book- Usually something Easter, spring, or Christian related, because, you know, why not?
Stuffed Animal- For the last two years my son has received some sort of stuffed animal, he seriously loves them. So a cheap ass duck is just perfect.
Play-Doh- He loves Play-Doh and you know, I’m a cool mom.
BAM! That’s one cool Easter basket! I usually find a few odds and ends that I shove in there, snacks, small toys, paints.
For my daughter, who is six months old:
Cute ass headbands and spring outfit- because I can. (Here is a discount code so you can order something super cute for cheap!)
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Teethers: Lots of damn teethers. I’ll get spring looking ones.
A Book: again, something Easter, spring, or Christian related. I want both kids to be smart, not just one.
Candy- Chocolates and candy that are for mommy only. It just makes me feel better that I didn’t buy it all for myself.
A stuffed Animal- because, duh.
She is a little harder because she is so young, if her basket seems too empty to me maybe I’ll throw in a rattle or a cute pair of shoes she’ll never wear. Maybe even a cute floppy hat.
Again, BAM! Two perfect Easter baskets! Super cheap and super amazing. There is no wrong way to make a damn basket, so don’t stress out thinking you are not doing enough, or that you will be shamed by all of the other mommies. You will do just perfect!
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