Papa and Nama gave the kids silly string guns along with sugar in every Eastery form possible; chocolate eggs, gummy worms, gummy bears, sweet tarts and the kids’ favorite chocolate dipped chocolate Peeps.
You can imagine how thrilled I was.
It has been five days since they opened those baskets and they are still finding candy. I have said more than once, “Do not eat ANYTHING that has rolled under furniture. EVER.” On Monday morning Tim and I walked down stairs and found the boys looking happily guilty . They are now old enough to weigh the punishiment with the joy of the crime and this super fun crime was obviously worth whatever punishment we could come up with because they had sprayed silly string all over the ceiling and didn’t even bother lying about it.
While cleaning neon strings of foam and detoxing my children of a sugar addiction the past 5 days, I have gained a bit of perspective. Yes it was messy, yes the sugar highs we met by equally low sugar crashes but look how much fun they had!
This is not to say that I will be buying candy and silly string any time soon, in fact I don’t think a can of silly string will go any where near my shopping cart until I am a Grandma and I am filling Easter baskets for my Grandbabies.