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I've decided not to do Easter baskets this year. My kids are 7, 5 and 4. I am tired of wasting money on stuff that winds up broken or laying on the floor. I also decided not to take them to see the Easter bunny because I don't want to shell out 30 bucks for 4 wallet size pictures. I just had to spend 100 on school pics. Does all this make me the worst mom ever? I feel like it right now but I don't want to give in to them anymore either. I want my kids to grow up responsible and not to think they get whatever they want in life. They have to earn it.
Ok so going off an idea from another poster. I had a talk with my kids just now. I explained what Easter really means and that they won't be getting Easter baskets this year or having their picture made with the Easter bunny. I told them that tonight we will go to the dollar store and use the money that would have been used to purchase the other things to buy food to take to our local shelter. We are also going to put together 3 Easter baskets full of items like soap, shampoo, toothbrush etc.. to give to the homeless people for Easter. THEY LOVED THE IDEA! I did keep stressing the fact they won't be getting anything for Easter but that they could pick out a coloring book or some candy at the store. I feel so much more at peace with this decision. Thanks to everyone that replied!