I have to confess; I am a mom who goes shopping for Easter basket items the Saturday evening before Easter. One year I attempted to go shopping weeks in advance, I hid the candy in my car and it was a hot month. You can do the math; the girls’ chocolate bunnies were a puddle of what looked like poo. I honestly thought this year would be the year we stopped Easter baskets. Sadly, no, Lucy reminded me that Easter was Sunday. In recent years, Easter basket items have not just been about candy. Lucy and Delilah give request items like shoes, clothing, electronics and all sorts of large ticket items. When did Easter turn into Christmas?
(Side note funny: Lucy figured out the Easter bunny was not real years ago. She told us it was physically impossible for a guy in a bunny suite to hop around to everyone’s house. He would wear himself out before he got through one neighborhood. )
Since the girls did not forget about Easter I started on my shopping list. While writing down all the items I needed to buy, I began to think about my childhood Easters. I remember very large basket (it was actually my parents’ picnic basket but they never picnicked) with lots of plastic eggs filled with jellybeans, peeps (because hello, marshmallow birds just scream the meaning of Easter), cadbury creme eggs, big and small chocolate bunnies. My sister and I always got a new Easter dress to wear to church, we attended a sunrise service and the rest of our day was spent with family.
This Easter instead of sharing my girls’ sparse Easter baskets I thought I would take you back to the 1980’s. A decade where Easter baskets were filled with candy.
I would love to hear about your favorite Easter memories so please make sure to comment.