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How lazy do they think we are...???

LuvMaerz's picture

I noticed this phenomenon last Easter, and I see that it is even more prevalent this Easter.  Wal-Mart, for example, has an entire section of pre-filled Easter eggs!!  You buy a bag of 12-18 for probably around $5-6 bucks, and all you have to do is hide them.  I bought a bag last year after Easter on clearance because I thought the plastic eggs were cute... they looked like ladybugs.  The candy inside was terrible!  Anyway, the kids around here are much more excited to find eggs with spare change in them... even pennies!


KJuneBug's picture
Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

I saw those eggs at Target on a date with my hubby, we just laughed!  We have a whole lot of plastic eggs that we just hide empty, the fun is finding them, plus in our climate most of the time the air has moisture falling from it which tends to ruin any candy anyways.  Normally I wouldn't have even been in that section (I tend to walk right past any "holiday" section in a store that caters to the secular celebration) except that our youngest turned 7 today and she loves bunnies, she had an Easter bday on Sat. it was her first party with little friends, (6 of the sweetest little girls on the planet)and so I was picking up things for the birthday party with bunny/spring theme. We were like, seriously, people have to buy eggs that are filled? and they were pricy.  Today we ran a quick errand to Target and they were switching out that whole section! Tomorrow it will all be gone, I do have to agree being a "cute" person, the shaped eggs are cute, that's how the marketers get to us, with cute!!!

PS our Easter decorations consist of palms from palm sunday and a real crown of thorns.   

       

dcharrison's picture
Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

My first thought was that this would be a good idea for some.  Like myself - if the candy is around the house, I have a hard time not eating it.  So I could buy some for the grands and then it would all be gone when they went home without filling their baskets completely full of it either.

And since for most of my childhood, we didn't celebrate Easter by doing egg hunts, I have never heard of putting change in the eggs.  With my kids we did real, no candy in eggs, and only 1 chocolate bunny in their baskets.  But this just might be the way to go for next year with the grands!

Cindy/KS

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

Yesterday at the Easter egg hunt we did at my SIL's house, the bigger kids had change in a lot of their eggs.  You never saw a bunch of 7-10 year olds so happy to get a handful of pennies, dimes, and a few quarters!  Less cavities, and actually cheaper than buying chocolate these days Wink.

Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

 In general, the United States has become a "throwaway" society and have become too accustomed to having things extremely easy. Growing up, my parents made toys, candies and my dad made furniture. We did not have cake mixes and such.  Being in the 50 something age bracket, I now cook, bake , and make as much as I can from scratch. I do keep a few box things on hand for those times when I am unable to cook from scratch.

As for the "filled Easter Eggs", those chickens don't lay eggs just for frying. They work hard.

When it's smoking, it's cooking.

When it's burnt, it's done!

LuvMaerz's picture
Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

LOL  That used to be my dad's motto for my mom's cooking when I lived at home!  Windows were often open around suppertime Wink

Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

 How lazy do they think we are? Very lazy. We live in a society that is intensely consumer driven and these pre-made eggs or anything of that nature are popular because people give them out as gifts and do not make the time to prepare anything themselves.  I was reading the other day about a Depression era Amishman who blamed the economic collapse of the '30's to the manufacture of so much "stuff", and the abandonment of simpler living.  I think that this gentleman may have been correct, and it is well to heed his advice today as we fill our lives with things that only weigh us down. Sue

Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

This is another example of something I have said repeatedly: just because people WILL buy something, doesn't mean something SHOULD be sold.  Wendy's "Baconater" sandwich...sheesh, I mean...heart-attack on a bun...just because people buy it, doesn't mean Wendy's should sell it.  Just because throngs of people now go to K-Mart on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on Christmas shopping doesn't mean KMart SHOULD be open.  SIGH...yes, pre-filled Easter eggs.....another example....

Re: How lazy do they think we are...???

I have to agree with you on this one.  The candy is usually pretty nasty.  My kids like the spare change thing also.  My mom used to fill about 200+ eggs for the egg hunt at her house every year.  Most of them had pennies in them, and the kids LOVED it!  She also had prizes for the boy and girl that found the most eggs (she really had prizes for everyone, but they didn't know that!). 

Lots of really good memories from Easters' past!Smile

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