Easter Fluff

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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 11:07am

1. Do you celebrate Easter?

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baskets for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items)

4. Are you working on Good Friday?




Edited 4/1/2010 1:09 pm ET by sweetsummmerdays

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 12:43pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter? Yes.

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?

MIL is planning to make a ham, I think.

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baster for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items)

I have no idea. I usually buy quite a bit of candy. Last year I made stuffed toys for their baskets. This year DH wants to buy Samantha a remote control car.

4. Are you working on Good Friday? Nope, we have the day off.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 1:11pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter? **Yes

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?

**We are having our traditional Easter meal - grilled vegetable antipasto, Sicilian lamb with roasted potatoes, and roasted asparagus. For dessert, dh is making a chocolate cream cake. My mother is making another non-chocolate dessert, not that we'll need it with all the candy.

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baster for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items)

**I have noticed that Easter is becoming Christmas for some people too. We never got anything other than candy in our baskets growing up. I pretty much follow the same standard with my own kids though I sometimes throw in one inexpensive thing for each of them. The boys are getting a pack of baseball cards, dd5 is getting sidewalk chalk and dd10 will probably get some nail polish or something along those lines. Dh and I just had this discussion about "gifts" last night b/c he said he wanted to get a lacrosse goal for the kids, which they do need for lax practicing, and give it to them as an Easter present. I told them I was fine with him buying the lax goal, but not to call it an Easter gift nor give it to them on Easter - I don't want them thinking that "gifts" are going to be part of our Easter celebration from now on.

4. Are you working on Good Friday?

**Possibly. The magazine that I work for is about to go into production so if there are any last minute ads submitted, I'll need to get them done. However, in all likelihood, I won't be working. Good Friday is a holy day for us - I'm taking the kids to the Stations of the Cross at noon tomorrow then we'll head home and have a quiet afternoon. DH will be at the office working though.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 1:11pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter?


yes, we will attend our typical sunday a.m. mass.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 1:32pm

Since I no longer have kids in school I am not sure sure of the schedule this year but in the years my DDs were in school here both Good Friday and the day after Easter were weather make up days. They got them off only if they did not have to make up for missing a day earlier in the year. Since that rarely happened they usually got them off.

Since DD1 and DD2 attended a private religious college they both got Good Friday off. DD3 attends a state college so does not.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 1:57pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter?
Depends on what you mean by "celebrate". We aren't religious and don't go to church. However, dh likes to maintain some childhood traditions such as an Easter Egg tree and having the kids hunt for chocolates and other small presents. I like the Easter Egg tree as it reminds me that spring is actually on the way. I bought some beautifully painted and decorated eggs in Germany on my last trip there. Sadly, the cat has already managed to destroy two of them.

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?
I haven't thought that far. We don't usually have any special plans. We might make waffles for breakfast, though.

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baskets for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items)
I've never really paid much attention. The most important thing for the kids is the traditional Goldhase from Lindt. They each get one. Otherwise, I buy small chocolate eggs and usually some books/movies/art supplies they've expressed interest in at one point. The biggest question every year is whether it will be warm enough and dry enough for the kids to hunt outside. So far, it's mostly been too cold and snowy.

4. Are you working on Good Friday?
No. We all have both Good Friday and Easter Monday off (national holidays).

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 2:15pm

I have noticed that Easter is becoming Christmas for some people too.


This amazes me.

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 2:33pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter?

Yes, we do, as one of the holiest and most joyous days of the year.

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?

Haven't really thought about it yet; the kids usually want a coconut cake and we often have lamb but I will shop on Saturday. This is a holiday for us that is definitely not "all about the food."

3. If so, how much do you usually spend on an Easter Baskets for the kids? (asking because I keep reading how Easter is turning into Christmas with kids asking for high priced items).

We just do token things. I bought my foster daughter the new Twilight movie that just came out on DVD and that is the most expensive thing in the baskets. One year I bought my older one his first razor and put it in there. Mostly it's just a tin full of candy, a large pack of AA batteries (my kids go through them like water), a chocolate bunny, and our family tradition, a new tie to wear to church (or wherever).

4. Are you working on Good Friday?

Yes




Edited 4/1/2010 4:16 pm ET by bordwithyou
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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 2:41pm

My older one was about 8 when he came home from school the day after Easter all upset that his "haul" wasn't up to playground standards. He was particularly upset that his good friend got an N64, which was then a "new" game system and that "they aren't even CHRISTIAN." We had a nice long talk about Easter and what we are celebrating and why, and the kids have never expected anything other than the token gifts after that.

We have done some fun things over the years. There used to be a neighborhood Easter Egg hunt up at our local park, but there is a church next door that has started to use it for the same reason and reserves it a year in advance. When the weather is nice the kids in the neighborhood usually get out and fly kites or have the first baseball game of the year, which is something I really like.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 2:55pm
I think it depends on where one lives. My nephews get "Good Friday" off every year. ON the schedule it might just say, "student holiday", but it is always on Good Friday. They go to public school in Connecticut. The Teacher work day is always the day before.
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Registered: 03-08-2010
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 3:01pm
Our school always has the week before Easter as Spring Break. Camp is always closed on Good Friday though.

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