Ok, so here Easter is sunday. We have all the kids for easter. Last year it wasn't that day and I just made everyone some baskets, the baskets now hold bathroom items for each kid.
DH said he needed to call BM to find out if SD11 and SD9 still believed in the Easter Bunny. WTF??? I made him repeat it because I was like I know I didn't hear that right.
SD11 is in middle school (small school) and SD9 is in like what 3rd grade. Maybe just maybe SD9 believes but not the OSD, come on.
So far he hasn't called but this is what DH is thinking. That he needs to get easter baskets for everyone. OK that includes:
I told him let's not get a bunch of stuff, they are older, just maybe a few things of candy and some useful stuff. Earphones or whatever, right?
Well then DH wants to get those pre-filled Eggs ( I mentioned for DD18mo) to do an easter egg hunt for everyone. I think this will become a problem.
#1 BS13 isn't going to do it, he just isn't
#2 SD11 and SD9 are going to run to get all the eggs so NO ONE and I repeat NO ONE else can. (they did it 2 years ago at his moms)
#3 BD10 will probably end up with what 3 eggs
#4 DD18mo will most likely end up with NOTHING, unless BS13 helps her or BD10 gives her the eggs she got.
So what's your take? I say the older kids shouldn't participate (BS13 and SD11) especially (remember SD11 is in college, see prior FB blog) and DD18mo should be able to do easter egg hunt by HERSELF.
If he wants to get eggs specifically for SD9 and BD10 fine. This isn't a hill to die on for me per se, but I think the holiday (xmas, easter, thanksgiving) thing is getting out of hand. I think DH see's it as a PASS on buying them more crap. I would like to just get a few eggs for DD18mo, maybe a few for SD9 and BD10 to find. Make a small basket for them all and be done with it.
Well truly I'd like to just buy 5 baskets that are pre-made and be done. I think it stinks that DD18mo will always have to share her "firsts" holiday stuff with much older children, and yes I mean mine too. My first 2 kids were only 4 years apart, so they did stuff together.