Sunday, April 12, 2009

Are You Ever Too Old For An Easter Basket?


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).



6 comments:

burpandslurp said...

I've never had an easter basket before. that sounds so cool! sorry about the sugar-free candy mix-up! they can be pretty disgusting, I agree.
By the way, if you have any basket extra, my address is....
hahaha, jk. hope you had a great easter!

Sue said...

B and S,
The only excuse for NOT having an Easter basket is if you don't celebrate Easter. I recommend you hang out at some Easter-celebrating friend's house on Easter morning and he or she will HAVE to include you in the festivities.

I DO have some chocolate eggs left...if only I had your address...

Emily said...

Hope you had a great Easter!

NO, you're never too old for an Easter basket! My mom still makes me an Easter basket, as well as my other sisters and our significant others. Isn't that nice??

Sue said...

Em,
That is sooo nice. You're lucky to have such a lovely basket-giver as a mother.

Michelle said...

I used to insist that my parents make me an Easter basket well into my college years. We don't do baskets anymore, but we still hunt for the eggs. :-)

Sue said...

Hi Michelle,

I knew I really liked you...this just proves it.