My Easter Basket

Every year I put together Easter baskets for my children and I also make a combination basket for my husband and myself. It’s always exciting to not only watch them enjoy their treats and little gifts I put in, but also to dip into my own basket and snack on my favorite treats knowing they are all mine and I don’t have to share (hubby likes starbursts, etc. and I like chocolate…so we really don’t have to share).
This year was different.
First off, I bought less candy for my kids and added a little larger gift instead. I had explained to them that they don’t need tons of candy, so they were expecting this and were fine with it.
I also didn’t put together a basket for my husband and myself. Instead I put two of our favorite kinds of candies into a little goodie bag with some Easter grass and that was our “basket”.
My kids noticed that there wasn’t a basket for us and asked why. I told them we didn’t really need all that candy, and that we had a few bits of our favorites to enjoy in our little bag. They shrugged an okay and went on their way.
Then on the way to church I was placing my newly purchased purse in the van and I told my kids, “You know, this is my Easter basket this year!” πŸ™‚ I had been looking for a while for the “perfect” spring purse and had found one at Kohls just two days before Easter.
They, of course, just giggled and grinned at me.
Hey, it’s calorie-free and there’s no guilt from using it over and over…unlike all the candy would’ve given me after eating way too much of it. πŸ™‚

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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7 Responses to My Easter Basket

  1. Barbara says:

    Cute purse! I love Kohl's!

    Great way to do the Easter basket thing this year.


  2. Cute purse!!! What a great idea πŸ™‚


  3. Liz says:

    A purse as an Easter basket?? I LOVE IT!!! (Now I have my idea for next year…) πŸ™‚
    I'm in the process of getting healthy too, I love the quote about how we can change our endings.
    Check out my blog sometime! You might enjoy it. Cheers!
    L Finch


  4. Larkspur says:

    That rocks!

    I'm trying to lighten up the junk load this year too. Our Easter celebration will be late, as my older two were in Hawaii on Sunday (poor babies!)


  5. Stephanie says:

    Oh I love that Leah!! So cute and what a great idea too! We did that with our kids too – tried to only buy a little candy so as to start a tradition of toys or something nice primarily as opposed to a whole basket full of candy. Way to go mom!!!!


  6. Lori says:

    That is a very cute purse!


  7. Leah says:

    Glad you all like my purse and idea. πŸ™‚ Just promise me your husbands won't hunt me down for sending you all shopping. LOL πŸ™‚


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