Every year I put together Easter baskets for my children and I also make a combination basket for my husband and myself. It's always exciting to not only watch them enjoy their treats and little gifts I put in, but also to dip into my own basket and snack on my favorite treats knowing they are all mine and I don't have to share (hubby likes starbursts, etc. and I like chocolate...so we really don't have to share).
This year was different.
First off, I bought less candy for my kids and added a little larger gift instead. I had explained to them that they don't need tons of candy, so they were expecting this and were fine with it.
I also didn't put together a basket for my husband and myself. Instead I put two of our favorite kinds of candies into a little goodie bag with some Easter grass and that was our "basket".
My kids noticed that there wasn't a basket for us and asked why. I told them we didn't really need all that candy, and that we had a few bits of our favorites to enjoy in our little bag. They shrugged an okay and went on their way.
Then on the way to church I was placing my newly purchased purse in the van and I told my kids, "You know, this is my Easter basket this year!" :) I had been looking for a while for the "perfect" spring purse and had found one at Kohls just two days before Easter.
They, of course, just giggled and grinned at me.
Hey, it's calorie-free and there's no guilt from using it over and over...unlike all the candy would've given me after eating way too much of it. :)