When I was a kid, Easter was all about frilly floral dresses, lots of chocolate, stuffed bunnies, and, of course, egg hunts. Other than the egg hunt (this will be E's 1st time!), none of that really appeals to a two year old boy. Well, except maybe the chocolate, but Ez turns into the tazmanian devil on crack when he eats chocolate, so he's getting different treats this year. And instead of plush bunnies, he's getting cars, cause a boy can never have too many cars. I actually went with a car theme for Ez's 1st Easter basket too, but you know what they say - if it ain't broke...
After conferring with the Easter Bunny, this is what we decided Ez would like most:
- mini race cars
- Planes ball
- Lightning McQueen sugar cookie
- wooden red vintage truck
- Planes activity pack
- egg-shaped crayons
- Bunny Tales touch and feel board book (for a touch of Easter tradition)
Bonus points for half of these items coming from dollar bins (Toys R Us, Michaels, and Target). And instead of a traditional basket the Easter Bunny has decided a sports-themed metal pail will get more use year-round, either for outdoor nature hunts, or indoor toy-storage.
We started a new tradition this year and took Ez to meet the Easter Bunny. You can see for yourself how well that turned out:
No tears, just a frozen look of terror and discreet inching toward the end of the bench. Even the bunny doesn't look that happy. Still, I'll consider that a step in the right direction. If you remember, Ez has a giant-rodent phobia:
Sorry Ez - the Bunny leaves treats, you've gotta make nice!
What's on your kid's Easter wishlist this year? Anyone else's kids spaz out on chocolate?