Chocolate rabbit. Check.
Coloring book. Check.
Colored eggs. Check.
Jelly Beans and coins hidden in plastic eggs. Check.
Pictures of the Easter baskets. What Easter baskets? I piled their gifts on the couch.
I knew this Easter would be different. More low key. More empty.
We've always had a minimalistic Easter. We've stressed the religious part more than the bunny part.
But have I been living under a rock? I opened my Facebook feed on Sunday afternoon and was assaulted with photo after photo of huge baskets, stuffed full of toys and games and movies and candy. They looked professionally done. They looked like something belonging under the Christmas tree. They looked expensive.
I wonder if this is a new Facebook mommy wars thing or if it's always been going on, just without the photographic evidence. Whatever happened to simple Easter baskets and egg hunts?
My children were thrilled with their meager offerings. They were thrilled to find that the "Easter Bunny" (aka Grandma) left a little red trunk outside filled with goodies. They loved coloring their eggs the night before and searching for them the next morning.
Am I the only one surprised with how overdone holidays seem to be getting?