Easter egg-cess

Easter gives me the same uneasy feeling as it does when it comes to Christmas. I see all these lovely posts displaying wonderful Easter bounty or Christmas present piles and I for just a minute I think am I being mean/tight/boring.

You see at Easter we give just 1 egg and maybe a small egg or other chocolate item. We do go all out in other ways. We spend lots of time doing activities and days out and when I step back I realise for us that is where our gift lies. In our presence not our presents. Not that there is anything wrong if that’s your choice. Live and let live I say. But here are some other reasons I thought about cutting back at Easter.

Sugar

There are massive amounts of sugar in Easter eggs and it wasn’t until I actually looked into it did I realise how much. The maximum amount of sugar per day recommended for children aged 6 is 7 teaspoons.

https://www.safefood.eu/Healthy-Eating/Food,-Diet-and-Health/Seasonal-Features/How-much-sugar-is-in-your-Easter-eggs.aspx

Packaging

Did you know that 62% of Easter eggs on sale this year is just packaging? Me neither. Hard to believe when we are trying to be conscious of resources and how much plastic we are using we are having a mountain just from Easter eggs. I know I’m sounding a bit preachy preachy in this post and I hate that but I also like to think about what I am doing and why I do it.

Entitledness

Is that even a word? If not it should be. As hard as I try to make sure I bring my kids up right every now and then something comes out of their mouth that makes them sound entitled. It makes me inwardly scream. Mainly my 6 year old. I think it’s just an age thing with him (at least I hope it is) I don’t want him to think he can just get x, y and z. Sure he gets plenty of things handed to him but he also has to earn other things as a reward.

Guilt

There are many times I feel a pang of guilt because of the good old compare and despair of social media. I am getting so much better now at not giving a crap and I find blogging my thoughts helps me too. This child rearing gig is really hard isn’t it. You love your kids so much you want to give them everything but in turn you don’t want them growing up to be entitled little asshats.

By the way the baby didn’t get an Easter egg at all but he was really happy to be my blog model!

Over and out, love and peace xx

Published by th3secretlifeofme

CRUNCHY ON THE OUTSIDE, SOFT ON THE INSIDE. That probably sums me up perfectly. I haven't written an about me since I joined a dating site in 2009. That wasn't my header for that site by the way! Anyway, that was a lifetime ago in another world (thankfully). But I still feel tongue-tied (type-tied?) as to what to put in this section. I would love it to flow and sound like I am some kind of pro, I have even googled what makes a good about me but in all honesty I am just a mum trying to write about my life to help me make sense of it all. I am a mum to 4 fabulous children. I gave birth to 2 of them and a bonus 2 ❤️. The Gamer is 16, the Princess is 12, the Minion is 6 and the Munchkin is almost 1. Things i write about are things that inspire me, some things will hopefully be funny, I will also write about my journey through post-natal depression with anxiety and what has helped me. I hope you enjoy my blog. I am one of Mybump2babys favourite bloggers

5 thoughts on “Easter egg-cess

  1. I had a similar conversation with my husband regarding Easter. I feel like we live in a time where kids correlate most holidays anymore with receiving gifts. It’s very sad honestly. We try to keep things simple in my house as well, so you are not alone. You’re doing good momma 🙂

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