Easter Fluff

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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?




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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 3:22pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter? Yes.

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)? Have no idea. Last I heard, mom decided on take out. Pizza was mentioned. In the past, we've done pot luck with everyone bringing a dish or drink plus meat to BBQ.

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) Don't do baskets. In the past, dh's dad did them. He got a big kick out of it. As he was a retail store manager of a five & dime store, he got them on a discount and made them himself (I think).

4. Are you working on Good Friday? Yep. Since it's Friday, I'll be working at home. I have a stern boss when the employee side of me doesn't get in the way. :)

Chris

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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 3:43pm
That's what amazes me - when did Easter become a gift giving holiday? My kids never ask for things either. It's always just been candy in a basket with one little trinket thing just to fill up space. But when I see polls like this on IV and other boards, I'm amazed at the stuff people put in their kids' baskets! That's why I was surprised when dh mentioned giving this lacrosse goal to the kids as an Easter gift b/c we have NEVER bought them gifts and he didn't grow up getting gifts either. We would have been buying the goal anyway so I don't want it to have any ties to Easter. We aren't getting it until next week.
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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 4:39pm

I'm with you.

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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 4:42pm
I put all the little stuff in their stockings. I don't have to wrap it, and it doesn't get lost. Sometimes the stockings are full of the highest priced stuff since the kids have gotten older and want phones, handheld games, things like that.
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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 4:52pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter? Yes. We usually go to the Easter vigil mass the night before, but may go Sunday morning this year.

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)? No idea. My mil is cooking.

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) My kids have never asked for anything for Easter. I've never heard of that. This year, they're getting some candy, a t-shirt, a box of GS cookies, and a couple of rolls of scotch tape (for some reason, they go through it like crazy). We still hide plastic eggs with jelly beans in the yard for them. I'd say we spend less than $20/kid.

4. Are you working on Good Friday? Yes.

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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 5:33pm

1. Do you celebrate Easter?
Yes

2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)?
No special menu planned and no intention of eating out. Just coloring eggs and attending a sunrise church service.

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 think I spent $5 each for their baskets, and I can't remember what I paid for the egg coloring kit.

4. Are you working on Good Friday?
No, but I don't work on Fridays anyway.















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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 9:12pm

Yes.

Steak. I might show up with little lamb butter pats in deference to my long-time friend Gatormama, who relayed the funniest story ever on lamb-shaped butter pats for Easter (years and years ago on Current Debates). Might not be searchable, tho, because I believe those posts were stored on the rainforest server (which predates Prospero by at least a decade--heck, I think it predates iVillage....)

I don't usually pay any attention. I buy what makes me think the recipient will both like it and laugh.

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Fri, 04-02-2010 - 2:26am
1. Do you celebrate Easter? Yes
2. If so, what is on your menu (or the menu of where you are going)? Spit-roasted whole lamb and goat.
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 don't spend anything. We do not do Easter baskets. I buy a dress for my god child though.
4. Are you working on Good Friday? Yes.

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Fri, 04-02-2010 - 2:33am
That so cool that you weave. Christos AnestI or المسيح قام to you.

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Fri, 04-02-2010 - 6:39am

good friday has always been an observed break at my kids public school(s), too.

 

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