It's not only Easter but the start of a two week school holiday's run. With my sister here, our holidays will be twice as awesome because not only do I love my sister and hate that she lives in another state, I cannot take advantage of an extra set of hands in that of her and her family. A big win for me. I even slept to 9am this morning! Mind you, I was up every two hours rubbing Eva's back as she barks through her croupy cough. Yep, a sick child over the Easter long weekend so not all sunshine for us but we have made the most of fun activities at home .
Now onto the delicious topic of chocolate! I stare at three giant piles of chocolate eggs and bunnies for each of my children. They too stand next to me staring and I know we are all thinking the same thing. How do we eat this before mummy gets to it. Yeah I'm that shameful mum who eats my kids Easter eggs. Presents from nanna, aunties and friends, oh and the Easter bunny but they have no chance of scoring it all to themselves when they have me for a parent.
Three weeks ago I thought I would be super organised and grab all the kids Easter chocolate before the mad rush and then be stuck with buying full priced broken eggs. Well that was a giant fail because I not only devoured that lot but ate through the second stash of chocolate eggs as well. As much as I feel completely ashamed and disgusted at myself my terrible defence is that I love chocolate and when the kids are asleep in bed, hubby is working late and I'm snuggled up on the couch watching my TV shows, I needed something to nibble on. I fought with myself hard and for a good hour too but the female in me was just too strong. Horrible I know, and to do it twice!!! So Easter Saturday and the shops it would have to be and I bought my third lot of Easter eggs with the rest of Sydney.
Thanks to some will power I managed to find deep inside me and a giant bag of peanut M & M's my sister bought, I managed to keep every egg in one piece ready for Sundays Easter egg hunt.
So with a successful Easter egg hunt, a few stolen over the day, which I did evenly over the three of them as to not cause suspicion we are now back to staring at three mountains of chocolate that my hips are screaming for. Cam looks at me and says just don't eat it like it's a no brainer. I hate his non love for sweet things and will power of some macho titan. I have no comment for him because none of my defensive answers are logical. I am one ball of emotion!
I'm giving us two weeks of school holidays to take this stash of choccies down and out and will incorporate as many healthy meals in the mix as I can be bothered. That's about as motherly as my advice gets to you because I am as realistic as they come. I could encourage you to stay strong but I'm all for practising what I preach so I say just deal with your Easter eating treats how you think best and hope you have had a great Easter sharing the time off with the one's you love.