After the great Easter Basket debacle of 2010, I have learned.....no matter how old they get they EXPECT an Easter Basket....period. And no excuses are accepted.
Because I've learned this lesson so very well, I have been stockpiling items for the basket.
And then I made the mistake of involving Hubby in the process. All I asked was that he pick up some plastic grass and eggs (where all the grass and eggs from previous years have gone is anyone's guess).
The reaction I received was expected.
I heard a few "are you crazy's?" Along with, "that is insane!" And a few, "you DO realize that he is 17's!"
But I also know that children....children of ANY age...love receiving Easter baskets and that their mother's (usually, if they remember) love making the baskets.
And if he wasn't such a crab, Hubby might even receive one; but it's the same as with Santa....if you don't believe; you don't receive.
I also KNOW that when the Easter Bunny visits there is chocolate to be had.....and that the Easter Bunny always makes sure there is some left over for mama....and that is how I KNOW the Easter Bunny is a woman. And a mom.
Because if the Easter Bunny were a man? Then there would not be Easter Baskets. Or extra chocolate. And THAT would be a tragedy.