Easter Maze

I think the Bunny needs to hold off on bringing sugary treats this year. I’ve been sugar free for two weeks now and I’m not sure I could stand the temptation. The Beastlings have never gotten a lot of candy at holidays anyway, but I’m not willing to push my luck right now.

I do think everyone should have a chocolate rabbit in their basket, but it doesn’t have to be a big one. I’ll get a good quality chocolate one rather than the cheaper massive ones they sell. That cheap “chocolate” is full of partially hydrogenated nastiness anyway.

And then they will get some trinkets, a book or two, maybe some non-candy snacks, some play-doh toys and matchbox cars, and that will be it. I won’t be tempted to eat the play-doh, at least.

And they will get plenty candy from their school egg hunts. I suggested that the classes fill the eggs with stickers and things other than sweets but that went over like a lead balloon. I should have expected that, but it was worth a try.

I could really go for a Cadbury Creme Egg right now. Or three.

Or five.

Here’s a maze to keep the little’uns busy. Click and enlarge.

P.S. Here’s a very interesting (and somewhat disturbing) article on High Fructose Corn Syrup everyone should read.

PPS.  This entry was originally published on March 24, 2009.  I have since discovered that Cadbury Creme Eggs contain HFCS and am in mourning.  I republished because this because it is one of the most continually popular blog posts on here because of the maze.  Also, I just love that colorful egg graphic.

I’ve Been Redecorating

I took down the Easter eggs. They sure were nice while the lasted, but I figure you all were tired of them, it no longer being Easter and all. I tried to spruce up the joint and if you know if any really cool widgets, this would be the place to suggest them. I’m all ears…and technologically…well, rather slow. But I do try.

And just for the record, I did do some Easter stuff with the kids, but it wasn’t really blog worthy. Well, it was kind of funny in an incredibly lame sort of way. I got some eggs to dye and then was too tired to dye them or cook them (I’ll blame this one someone who shall remain nameless waking approximately four hundred thousand times a night for a snack and a cuddle).

So, too tired to boil them (not a huge fan of hard boiled eggs in any event) I blew them out and gave the kids markers to pretty them up with, which they got bored with really fast, after destroying several of them. So I was forced to color the bulk of the surviving blown eggs myself, which secretly pleased me.

The plan was to make the ones with littlest holes into holiday decorations for the table and the ones that ended up with bigger holes into cascarones, but that was really too grand a scheme for my available energy level. The actual result was attractively markered eggs put to the side of the kitchen on a Dora paper plate on the counter and ignored and three very large meals worth of scrambled eggs. The eggs, which we rarely eat, were well worth the effort, however.

Easter Coloring Pages

We went to the new playground to explore this morning and were promptly run off by a worker – it seems that it’s not quite done so no one is allowed on it yet. Something about safety and liability, blah blah blah. Funsuckers.
And then we went to the grocery store, but once there I discovered that I had left my credit cards and ID at home. I had the checkbook, but fat lot of good that does without a driver’s license. So we carefully spent the seven dollars I had with me and came home.
So they are coloring now. I found a stash of coloring pages at Activity Village you might want to check out. If you scroll to the bottom you can get to this page which links bazillions of coloring pages and appears to be regularly maintained.

Even if you don’t have children of crayoning age, you might print a few for yourself. If you are anything like me, you secretly like to have a go at coloring now and then.

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