I should have written this post a few days ago--but it's been a busy week! On Easter Sunday the kids got up early and dove into their baskets. Many people frown on candy before breakfast, and normally I do, too. But on Easter and Christmas I always let them. I really think it would be asking too much of a child to leave all the candy that glitters in the basket (or stocking) alone until a more appropriate time. So we just let them have some. This year our baskets had Reese's peanut butter cups and Hershey's caramel kisses, in the pretty spring wrappers. Also sour gummy bunnies and jelly beans.
So, whatever, they ate some candy. When we went to my sister's house that afternoon, she very sweetly had an egg hunt prepared, and they got some more candy--mini candy bars this time. She also had bowls of pink and red M&Ms, plus those little Pillsbury cookies with the chick hatching from the egg (butter cookies that you slice and bake), and since I was in charge of dessert for Easter dinner there was Boston cream pie and chocolate cake with berries and whipped cream...let's just say they had quite enough sweets for one day!
We got home late that night, around 11:00, and had to get everyone settled in bed, the car unpacked, pets fed, etc. So I didn't remember that the Easter baskets were still sitting on the dining room table. The next morning when I got up, Julia, Ben and Emma were already up. And there were candy wrappers on the table. I opened my mouth to ask why they were eating candy at 8:30 in the morning, and Julia popped one more peanut butter cup in her mouth...
All the candy was then combined into one basket and put on top of the refrigerator for safe keeping. I may be a pushover on holidays, but not the other days of the year!