A candy free Easter basket
This year Easter is happening early, April 1st to be exact. And that is no joke! In an effort to not feel overwhelmed by last minute prep I am happy to say I have already assembled a little Easter basket for Jasper.
First off, let me start off by saying as Jasper has gotten older I have become a little less obsessed with his overall sugar intake. When he was young and we would be partaking in ice cream and I would give Jasper greek yogurt instead. He was none the wiser and he always thoroughly enjoyed his treat. Nowadays, I can no longer trick this toddler of mine. However, I still try to keep his daily sugar consumption to a minimum. Some days he might have a treat and other days he might not. I will never forget one day when I was standing in line at a donut store and the woman in front of me was SHOCKED I was going to feed my two year old a donut. I felt like I should say to her "Yes, my son eats sweets but don't worry he does so in moderation". Instead, I allowed her to make me feel like a bad mom. One thing no one ever warned me about was the moment you become a Mom you are plagued with what I refer to as "Mom guilt" and social media has a way to perpetuate those feelings.
So here is what Jasper will be receiving in his Easter basket because as cute as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are he is really not responsible enough to enjoy them in moderation on his own. Instead he gets what every little boy dreams of...socks and clothes with a few fun and practical gifts like a pocket coloring book for long waits at restaurants and silly putty because I had the stuff as a kid and seeing it at Target made me feel very nostalgic. As you are probably sick of hearing about my love affair with books, they really are the gift which keeps giving. I made certain to include the new Little Blue Truck book and another Gerald and Piggie book for Jasper to add to his collection. But don't worry there will be plenty of chocolate and treats for this little boy to enjoy just probably not in his Easter basket.