Easter Morning Finds Hundreds Of Moms The World Over Politely Declining Offers Of Marshmallow Peeps

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easter food and celebrationsHappy Easter Mommyish readers! What time did your kids wake up? Did they get what they wanted from the Easter bunny? Are you going to bake a ham today or a lovely vegetarian asparagus thingy? Were you smart like the bunny who visited my house was and magically forgot to include any marshmallow Peeps and those barfy “chocolate” covered marshmallow eggs that come in cardboard egg cartons in the baskets? Those things are both gross.

My kids have already discovered their baskets and are currently making Lego structures and asking me if it’s OK that they eat a Cadbury cream egg. We don’t attend church (boooo!) but we do have brunch reservations for later in the day, and I will thank the universe for all of my people (not peep-le) being happy and healthy and for daffodils and the fact that the brunch I’m attending has something called a Bacon Bloody Mary. Easter is such a happy holiday, because to me it always signifies spring and rebirth and time spent with family, and even though the holiday doesn’t have a lot of religious significance to me I appreciate that it does for many and I sure do love seeing everyone dressed up in their Easter dresses.

We didn’t dye eggs this year, because I currently have no kitchen, and I wasn’t able to leave a cute trail of candy to baskets, because I currently have no floors. I didn’t go super crazy with Easter this year, no mall trips to see the bunny, no cute breakfast prepared with cinnamon rolls and all of that good stuff. I would have mom-guilt about all of this but the kids are happy and a nice part of them getting older is that some of the pressure is off to make Easter a sort of “second Christmas.”

One thing I do love is Easter candy, especially those hard chocolate eggs that are like M&M’s but aren’t, the ones made by Cadbury that come on a lovely array of pastel colors. I have never been a fan of the Peep, but I sure do love the cute things people create with Peeps and maybe next year I will make them into something clever like so many of you parents are doing this Easter.



So my darling Mommyish people, what are you doing, what are you making, who is coming over? Feel free to leave me comments so I can feel jealous and make you feel better in case your own mother criticizes your ham baking skills.

(Images: Serious Eats & Awkward Family Photos)


  1. Blueathena623

    March 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    DH let my kid have his Easter basket before I got up, so I woke is a peeps-blue faced wild eyes sugar crazed little 14 month old.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 31, 2013 at 10:32 am

      OMG, did that make you mad you didn’t get to see them open their baskets?were you the bunny or did you both share in bunny shopping?

    • Blueathena623

      March 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

      I was upset, since this was his first Easter basket (saw no point in it last year since he was only 2 months old) and I’m the one that made it. But after a cup of coffee I got over it. If it was anything like his birthday or Christmas presents, he gave it a once over and then went back to playing with his wire wisk and moo, baa, la la la book.

  2. chickadee

    March 31, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I am all alone, since my babies are with their dad for Easter and my husband is off having a family crisis. So feel sorry for me, sitting here with my bag of DARK CHOCOLATE candy-covered Cadbury eggs. And my champagne, orange juice, and Netflix. But egg-dyeing will commence when non-college daughter comes home Monday since her stepmother thinks dyeing eggs is for children. She also thinks basket are for children, so I mailed one to college daughter for when she gets gone with no candy and I have one waiting for non-college daughter on the table….

    • Eve Vawter

      March 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

      come over to my house! You can come to brunch and then come over and look at my creepy destroyed house! Happy Easter to you Chicky! Do you watch Game of Thrones? I am so excited for GOT tonight

    • chickadee

      March 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Because a Bacon Bloody Mary made me happy…happy to know there is such a thing in the world. Let me put on my fat pants and I’ll be right over.

      I LOVE GOT. Also I will be spending part of the day watching zombies, since AMC is showing lots of Walking Dead.

    • Eve Vawter

      March 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Yes! And the selfridges thingy starts on BBC too! Yay tv lol

  3. Tea

    March 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I blame you for my husband’s sudden NEED for peep sushi. We were dirt broke this year, so I didn’t get to go OCD and make wax-painted eggs again, which I admit might have to stop when we have kids some day (That or our kid is going to have the fanciest foppish easter basket ever.)

    Have a lovely Easter, Eve.

    • Jessie

      April 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      I’m a day late, but I just have to say… Wax-painted eggs in an Easter basket sounds like SO MUCH AWESOME. Also, major kudos to you for having the skill and patience for such a lovely thing. 🙂

  4. Imalia

    March 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Mini eggs, those cadbury m&m’s-but-not are called mini eggs.

  5. Harriet Meadow

    April 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I got my husband his Easter basket at the end of last week. He had jokingly said he wanted one, and I figured it’s a good time since it’s the last Easter we’ll have with just the two of us, so I got him the most masculine basket I could find (dark green and beige) and filled it with cadbury caramel eggs, camouflage plastic eggs filled with Reese’s pieces mini eggs, and a couple of cheap chocolate bunnies (which he’s always loved, for some reason). I gave it to him early because again, this is probably the last time we’ll be able to give presents early (which we love to do). Then yesterday morning (Easter), I woke up and was walking around the house, doing my business (feeding dogs, getting coffee, etc.) when his voice comes from the bedroom, “You’re driving me crazy.” “Why?” I asked. He sighed. “Did the Easter bunny come?” There was an Easter basket FOR ME right on the table in front of me that he had gotten on his way home from work! And it was filled with all dark chocolate things (because he knows me)! Of course, this was quite a lot for my pregnant hormones to handle and I started crying…anyway, then we went to church and then had lunch/dinner with some friends of ours. All in all it was a very nice day!

    • Eve Vawter

      April 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      I love this, you guys are the cutest!

  6. LiteBrite

    April 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Happy belated Easter! I would’ve answered this yesterday, but a 5 1/2-year-old boy woke up and was adamant that we had to help him find the Easter eggs the bunny left around the house. He got an Easter basket that contained stickers, a bottle of bubbles, and the movie “Wreck-it Ralph.” I’m not clever or crafty in the least, so no Peeps sushi for us. We went to my parents’ house, where I pigged out on ham (pun intended), cheesy potatoes, and some kind of berry cake creation. My MIL took the boy for the night, so DH and I came home and had the house to ourselves. No, we didn’t have wild, wanton sex in every room in the house. Instead, he took a nap, and I cleaned the guinea pig cages. I did get caught up on some DVR stuff I had, though.

    And that my friends was my exciting Easter. 🙂

    • Eve Vawter

      April 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Oh wow, this all sounds amazing!

  7. Nessy

    April 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Does anyone else do peep jousting? You face two peeps on opposite sides of a plate, armed with toothpicks, and blow them up in the microwave (jelly bean bets are taken, if you want to spice it up a little). The first peep to poke the other one wins. It is delightful.

    • Eve Vawter

      April 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      I am so doing this next year!

    • Tea

      April 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      I need a microwave now. For science!

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