I’m preachin’ for a new movement. Today Easter is a kid friendly holiday. Moms go out of their way to stuff candy, toys and money inside of plastic eggs. They hide the eggs, make sure the older kids leave a few eggs for the younger children and point out hidden eggs when the kid with the basket full of eggs isn’t looking. What do the parents get? Happy kids. That’s all fine and dandy, but when those angelic children turn into selfish beasts (read, won’t give you one freakin’ jelly bean) you’ll understand the need to turn Easter into a holiday for mothers.
Hello! My name is Scooper and I want an Easter basket. I don’t want to make my own; I want my kids to buy it or the Easter bunny to drop it off at my house along with Easter dinner that I’m supposed to make. I don’t want fake grass, generic fruity candy or cheap dollar toys that will break before the end of the day.
I want the good stuff. Fill my basket with Starburst jelly beans, Dove or Lindt chocolate, a new snarky coffee mug and gourmet hot cocoa that my kids would never in a million years drink. Instead of hunting Easter eggs I want to hunt for books. The publishing houses need to release some books early. I’m not asking for much, but if I’m going to crawl around in the dirt and actually exercise I expect to find early copies of Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston, Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep, Hush by Cherry Adair, Savage Nature by Christine Feehan, Black Magic Woman by Christine Warren and Dark Descendant by Jenna Black.
So who’s with me? Join the revolution to take over Easter. We take back the streets from thugs and we give credit to Santa after we work our patooties off at Christmas. The least the families of America can do is make Easter baskets for mothers. For Mother’s Day we get gifts made out of Popsicle sticks and yarn. I say it’s not fair. Easter baskets for mothers. Do we ever really get the things we want when we want it? When is it our turn. Easter baskets for mothers. It’s time to show Mother Power and force change on the families of America. Change that isn’t a result of skyrocketing gas prices. Easter baskets for mothers. Say it with me…Easter baskets for mothers.
You don’t have to be a mother to join the movement. Tell your mom “I love you” today. Give her a grownup Easter basket or a plate of cookies today.