I've mentioned before that I LOVE holiday themes,
but I'm also TERRIBLE at them.
With Valentine's Day complete,
I'm plotting the next few holidays.
I have two cool ideas for St. Patrick's day:
although neither may happen because St Patrick's day is on a weekday and the following weekend is Aaron's 2nd birthday.
So let's JUMP (hehe) ahead to Easter!
I struggle with an appropriate Easter basket for Aaron.
Last year we hid cheerios in Easter eggs and
it turned into a mild marital fight when Aaron cut his finger on an egg,
and Adam wanted to go all bandaid crazy
and I wanted Aaron to finish the damn Easter egg hunt
because he didn't even notice the cut!
Our marriage survived.
I want to do another Easter Egg Hunt this year,
but this year using M&Ms instead of cheerios,
since Aaron actually knows what chocolate is now.
But what about the Easter basket?
I have three rules on Easter baskets:
1) Not a lot of candy
2) No little crappy junk
3) Not too expensive
My childhood Easter Basket was a lot like my childhood stocking stuffers:
new toothbrushes, etc.
Most of those "necessities" Aaron already has and/or doesn't need more.
I think I want to do an Easter book,
this funny-looking book I saw on Little Baby Garvin called
'Wolfie the Bunny' which I can't tell is age-appropriate for Aaron.
(Aaron likes Dr Seuss books, but most others are too long).
Any suggestions from anyone who has read those three books?
And maybe a $5 pair of sunglasses from Target.
And ... then what?
Aaron has LESS THAN ZERO interest in arts and crafts.
We don't need more stuffed animals (HELL NO),
We don't need new sippy cups.
I could throw in a few Thomas trains but those add up quickly.