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How many bunny ears did you eat?Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 1:39 PM
Easter is over. Hopefully you did not bounce from wall to wall after too many chocolate Easter bunny ears.
I am a Sunday school teacher and my class came in pretty wild following worship service; they had most likely dined on chocolate left behind by the Easter bunny before coming to church. So to add to their sugar high, I gave them each a bag of treats and the church sponsored an Easter egg hunt - of course, with eggs filled with more candy - for them. I wonder if some of those kids even slept that night or if they stayed awake all Sunday night!
I used to have Easter egg hunts for my kids but instead of candy, I put coins in the eggs. They were always thrilled with the hunts and counting up the money. The big thing after counting it was then going to the store to allow them to pick out something for themselves using their own money. At first I put in all denominations of coins but then when they began complaining that someone got more, I began putting quarters into the eggs to make sure everyone got the same amount.
We have never dyed eggs at our house - my fussy kids would never have eaten boiled eggs and frankly, I don't care for them either. When I was young there were always colored eggs in the few baskets I recall - it was fun to peel the eggs but I only ate the whites and passed on the yolks. No yolk!
I have to pass on this cute Easter email that is circulating: "All I need to know I learned from the Easter Bunny!"
* Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
* Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
* There's no such thing as too much candy.
* All work and no play can make you a basket case.
* A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
* Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
* Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
* Some body parts should be floppy.
* Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
* Good things come in small, sugar-coated packages.
* The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
* To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
* The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
Lorri Glawe is a reporter for the Pilot Tribune in Storm Lake.