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Old 03-24-2018, 01:51 PM
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What are you doing this year with the kids for Easter?

Quite honestly I’m tired of the holidays that end up costing me megabucks!

I ordered a book about the risen Jesus… i’m happy to do that!

But the Easter bunny is on my last nerve. I have a few part-time kids so I feel like I need to have two Easter egg hunts so they will both be in on the fun. But on the other hand… Won’t the parents bring them on an Easter egg hunt? Why should I… Or we… Feel we should supply Easter eggs, the candy that goes inside and the basket? I have done this every year… But I’m beginning to wonder why.

Please....
What are you doing? When I was raising my kids every holiday was a simple holiday. They did not get a ton of Christmas gifts, they had one Easter egg hunt and we would give them one Easter egg basket basket with a little candy and maybe a rabbit. It seems like these days everything is so hyped up!

I just want to bring back this simple. My check book is suffering.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:17 PM
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I do an Easter egg hunt (and other activities) because it's fun and the kids love it. I don't feel providers should feel obligated to do it though.

I do agree that holidays are too much. For Valentines day I had kids that brought toys in for each child. Toys! Nobody needs more crap.

For Christmas I always have at least one child who asks if I'm getting them a Christmas present and I look them straight in the face and simply say, "No." They are usually shocked and I go on to tell them that they have enough toys, what I want for Christmas is to spend time with them like we always do.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:23 PM
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I'll send home something small. This year it will be a little wind up chick (got on clearance last year), a four pack of chalk and a sheet of stickers. Costing about $3.50 each. I'll be doing a Easter hunt but they are doing what I call practice hunts with empty plastic eggs.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:45 PM
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I'll send home something small. This year it will be a little wind up chick (got on clearance last year), a four pack of chalk and a sheet of stickers. Costing about $3.50 each. I'll be doing a Easter hunt but they are doing what I call practice hunts with empty plastic eggs.
I do the empty eggs some years too. We do them all week. They hide them then find them.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:55 PM
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Haha I posted a similar topic a few days ago. My problem is I am just not in the mood to do all this stuff anymore, and YES, the money part of it is killing me too. I had a good-sized dc party for Halloween(an Autumn fest type thing), invited everybody and a few former dcfs. Had fun. But it took a lot of work and $$$$ on my part. I'm so done with it all. Ever since then, I haven't felt like doing anything. I do crafts for holidays, bought them a book for Valentine's Day, gifts at Christmas. I thought about getting them each a book for Easter but then I thought, no. I just cannot do this anymore. We'll do some crafts this week and maybe have cupcakes or something on Friday.
I've been doing pretty good at staying out of Walmart and away from the Dollar Tree because my money flows freely in both those stores. My gift to them is going to be loving them the best I can and providing them all with a safe, fun, loving home away from home. Parents can buy them all the stuff they want.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:35 PM
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Haha I posted a similar topic a few days ago. My problem is I am just not in the mood to do all this stuff anymore, and YES, the money part of it is killing me too. I had a good-sized dc party for Halloween(an Autumn fest type thing), invited everybody and a few former dcfs. Had fun. But it took a lot of work and $$$$ on my part. I'm so done with it all. Ever since then, I haven't felt like doing anything. I do crafts for holidays, bought them a book for Valentine's Day, gifts at Christmas. I thought about getting them each a book for Easter but then I thought, no. I just cannot do this anymore. We'll do some crafts this week and maybe have cupcakes or something on Friday.
I've been doing pretty good at staying out of Walmart and away from the Dollar Tree because my money flows freely in both those stores. My gift to them is going to be loving them the best I can and providing them all with a safe, fun, loving home away from home. Parents can buy them all the stuff they want.
Amen! Luckily out of the blue a parent called me today and asked if I minded if she makes treat bags for all the kids! Oh no problem at all!
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