Drowning in Chocolate
Yep, it’s happening, just as I said.
We started with the picture to the left. A combination of chocolates, lollies, candy canes etc. that spanned the time from last April, through birthdays, Halloween, Christmas and New Year, until now. As you can see, I don’t let my children pig out on it.
And then we had the “pre-Easter” chocolate, given by well-meaning friends and family, and won at an Easter Egg Hunt event sponsored by hubby’s workplace. It was at this point that I phoned the Easter Bunny and informed him that he’d better not be bringing any more lollies and chocolate into our house. We clearly didn’t need it.
And then yesterday, my children were invited to a neighbourhood Easter Egg hunt at the last minute. (Friends of the neighbours had pulled out, and they needed more children to take home all the chocolate. Seriously.) They came home with a grocery bag full of Easter Eggs. No, I’m not eggsaggerating (spelling intentional).
Today the Easter bunny arrived. Unfortunately he didn’t read the whole memo and he still delivered a lot of chocolate (and Pez candy!!). Fortunately, there were books and games (and a necklace for The Girl, too!). (The Easter bunny brought the adults some stuff too. That was nice (but unnecessary)!! )
When we put their whole stash together in one picture, it looked like this:
And the Grandparents haven’t arrived yet, and my parents’ Easter package has not arrived yet.
Then I thought to myself, hey! I’ve got a fondue set!! We could melt some of this chocolate and have fondue!! But the children didn’t like that idea at all.
My hubby had the great idea to give the chocolates to a child who did not get any Easter Chocolate. The children were quite happy with this idea. But how does one find one of those, short of donating the chocolate to the food bank?
At any rate, I hope that you and yours have a lovely Easter, filled with the spirituality you need, the goodness of Chocolate, and the love of family and friends nearby.