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      My son is 10 months old. He has no idea of Easter. I got him an outfit to wear to church and for his birthday photos (same outfit).

      I have had people ask me if he will get a chocolate bunny????!!!! Whatever for? We will go to church and he will enjoy dinner with the family and play a lot, but no basket this year.

      He won’t get it at all.

      If you don’t think your child will comphrehend or know that it is all about even if you explain, don’t fret over it. Take it back and spend the $$$$ where it will do more good for her.

      Herlean

      pseuzanne wrote: I feel silly even writing about this, but I figure if there’s
      somewhere I can admit to these feelings, it would be here…

      Today I went to Target with a friend to help her choose items for
      her sons’
      Easter baskets. I told her I wasn’t planning to get my
      daughter (18 months old) an Easter basket. She is too young to know
      she’s missing anything, and besides she will get one at her Daddy’s
      house.

      But my friend still thought I should get her a basket, that
      it would be fun. This friend has alot more money than I do…her
      family is planning a trip to the Caribbean, where they will be
      sharing a $6,000/week villa by the ocean with another family. She
      understands that I am in a very different position, but…

      I wound up spending $33, to get:
      – plush ducky “basket”
      – plastic grass
      – stickers
      – fun toothbrush
      – sunglasses
      – a book
      – bubbles
      – watering can (for the tub and the beach)

      My daughter will love all of these things, and it is so hard to
      resist things that you know your child will enjoy. i am normally so
      frugal, part of me thinks i should keep the stuff and be ok with it.
      otherwise, i should
      return the stuff and be ok with not giving it to
      her. i don’t really feel great about either one.

      does anyone else
      beat themselves up with feelings of guilt when buying something,
      especially for your kids? what if it’s a rare treat? no bills will
      go unpaid due to this expenditure.

      any thoughts?

      suzanne

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