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No chocolate please, Mr Bunny


Posted by School Run Mum on 27/03/2012. Tags: School Run Mum Parenting

text re imageSo, the shops are drowning in Easter Eggs (some have been drowning in them since the week after Christmas, but the less said about that the better). Big ones, small ones, HUGE ones, cartoon character ones – there is pretty much something for everybody. Everybody, that is, who likes chocolate.

My son doesn’t.

Although he would never be prepared to admit it (what child would?), he just doesn’t really like it. He would never refuse a chocolate and will make a very good attempt at eating any chocolate which is given to him, but he just doesn’t like it. Most of the time, it ends up coming back to me in a melted, mushed up mess. ‘Doesn’t he like chocolate?’ other parents will ask me – stunned. ‘How strange.’

Perhaps so. But, that’s just the way he is.

Easter therefore presents a bit of a dilemma. Nobody seems to have yet realised that some kids don’t like chocolate and come up with an egg made entirely of jelly, or crisps. And there is simply no point getting him a chocolate egg (big, or small) because I’ll end up eating most of it. Anyway, whatever I choose to get for the children, they will inevitably end up with a massive stash of chocolate eggs anyway – grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers – I really think the Easter Bunny may soon become redundant.

I’ve always liked to mix things up a bit at Easter in a vague effort to reduce the chocolate mountain taking over the house. A nice Easter-themed book or a chicks and rabbits covered mug filled with mini-eggs have been my personal way of trying to cut back a little on the choc-fest. 

So, jellies in a mug it will be. I’m sure he’ll be much happier, although I may ask the Easter Bunny to leave a few chocolate eggs hidden in the garden. For me.


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