Do your kids still believe in the Easter

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Do your kids still believe in the Easter
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 7:28am
Bunny? Do they still get baskets and what are you putting in them this year?

Sherri

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 9:23am
for our family, easter is a religous holiday. we never taught our kids to believe in easter bunny, santa etc. we do give them easter baskets, but they know that is a treat from mom & dad. chelly, my 10yr old, gave up candy for lent this yr. it was her first time practicing lent, so she will be getting alot of easter candy in her basket LOL she will also get some little things like lip gloss, hair stuff, a pencil and notebook pad that says "he is risen" on them, and a bracelet w/a dangling cross. for my teen boys i bought a chocolate bunny and a christian saying t-shirt. ~ irena
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 11:25am
Yup, both my girls still believe. This year I bought a prepared basket from Canadian Tire. It has a colour slinky, picture frame, sidewalk chalk and some candy in it. I opened it and put in the traditional jammies that they always get.

Pat - Katelyn (10), Melanie (6)

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 11:58am
I've never encouraged the Easter bunny, because at such a young age, he can be pretty scarey! I've always made their baskets and they know it's from us.

My 10 year old DD isn't in to candy any more, so she's getting a CD, pajamas and some gum. On the other hand, my 4 year old DD LOVES candy. She's getting candy, pajamas and a toy.

And I'm embarrassed to say that my 4 year old has never colored Easter eggs. We've always had the plastic ones around and life got too hectic at Easter time to color those things!! Last week I did buy a coloring kit and I bought two dozen eggs last night. So if we don't color eggs, we'll have deviled eggs on Sunday!!!

Karen

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 1:23pm
Not since age 8, which is 'old' around here :o( He's still VERY into finding plastic eggs, though, and told me to even do them empty, just do all that we have (which is about 100). I figure I'll go for a jelly bean in each one! Otherwise he is getting some candy and gum (which he doesn't eat that much of anyway) and a little beanie frog and small Lego kit in the basket.

Sue

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:01pm
It's a religious holiday for us too, but we also throw in the bunny and baskets as extra fun things with it, just as we do with Santa at Christmas. My kids both know why we have Christmas and Easter and neither will say it's for gifts or baskets LOL.

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:06pm
When my kids were little we decorated the plastic ones with markers and stickers. I hate to waste real eggs with them dropping and cracking them. Now I let my kids color maybe 3 each every now and then, but I always fill plastic ones for the kids(7 in all) to find at my Grandma's.

Sherri

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:13pm
Yes they both believe and I hope they do for many more years. I love being the Easter Bunny lol. Mine are getting the Easter buckets. Dd(almost 11) is getting some hair things, the Wild Thornberry's Movie, a bug bucket for when we go camping, some scented lotion, some candy, a wooden United States puzzle, etc.

Ds(7) is getting a bug catcher, some bath foam, a gun that shoots suction cup darts, a Bob the Builder movie, some candy, etc.

Sherri

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 8:26pm
Kevin doesn't believe in the Easter bunny ... and Kelli (7) has pretty much figured it out although we're still pretending. They gets baskets with some candy, a bathing suit, small toy. Nothing major. I hide eggs for them to find in the a.m. We then go to church, of course ... and then everyone is coming over for dinner (about 16 in all.) I try to emphasize the religious aspect of the holiday, of course ... but even our church does an Easter Egg Hunt between services.

Nancy

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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 10:18am
i never ment to imply that easter wasnt a religous holiday for families who do the easter bunny thing, but you asked if our kids "still" believed in the easter bunny and mine never have. i was simply stating why, not passing judgement on families who have chosen to incorporate the secular into their holiday celebration. ~ irena
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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 8:45am
I'm not so sure about Tel but Brooke definitely does. Tel's not saying a word just in case the goods would stop coming but he acts like at times that he does. I got him an outfit, shorts and a t-shirt, and a large pack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and 2 small packs. She's getting an outfit, and a Walkman CD player. They are both getting a Slinky and various types of candy. They will also have an Easter egg hunt at my parents and get more candy. Tel will get money from them and Brooke will get a basket. He's too cool to hunt eggs with the "little kids". I figure that's plenty!!!

Dawn

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