I had a deal with my mother. If she would continue to make Easter baskets for me and my siblings, I would make them for her and my father. Happily, that lasted long into teenagehood.
No child of mine has ever made me such an offer. But if either of them is home, they get an Easter basket. I admit this year’s was pretty low-rent and I was horrified to notice, early this morning, that the tiny boxes of jelly beans I had bought were SUGAR-FREE!!! Egads!
I did put them into the bunny-shaped egg, but then reevaluated the situation after tasting them. They were worse than bad. So I filled the egg with jelly beans from an opened (but tightly closed) bag of high quality JB’s that had been in the pantry for no more than a year…or two. They were better, much better than the sugar-free ones.
Happy Easter! Eat a lot of chocolate and carry around some chocolate eggs if you see any kids around (no matter how old they are).