Brought toys, sweets and chocolate, but no big chocolate egg this year.
I’ll confess it was partly through procrastination and a lack of planning on his part. The shops were all sold out of big eggs this year by Saturday. So the Easter Bunny bought some toys as well as sweets.
I have to say that my children aren’t that motivated by food, and liked the toys. Their favourite sweets were the Tangtastic sour sweets.
When children get older they often appreciate a random gift, something unexpected.
I think the Easter Bunny might do the same next year.
My husband isn’t religious, but my own upbringing has left me with a love of ceremony, so when our second baby was born, we decided to have a naming/welcoming ceremony for him.
It felt great to celebrate his arrival and appoint mentors (godparents) but to skip the church and do it ourselves.
My sister who lives on the other side of the world said something about Christmas to me, like “it’s our family and we can do what we want” and that resonated for me. The Christmas rush to buy presents and post them so far in the future has been very stressful and expensive, so we sometimes agree a mutual present-waiver or a non-proliferation treaty on Christmas gifts. Sometimes we give to charity instead