Easter is coming up and that means more presents for the kids in their Easter baskets. I used to get so excited about presents and buying what I think would make them so happy. Keagan is still very easy. I had planned on a bike this year, since he needs to upgrade, but I think that will be something he will get when the weather finally gets nice and we can go pick it out. He has been obsessed with having his own suitcase. I don't know why this is - his stuff usually just goes in with mine - I don't really need another suitcase to lug around. Malea has her own though and I think he just wants his own. So - that is what he'll get. Easter is the worst for candy for him. Everything is chocolate. He doesn't really like jelly beans and goes back and forth on peeps. Maybe I'll get colored marshmallows this year - he loves marshmallows!
Malea is tough - she always loves to add music and probably would be fine with just an itunes card. I'm kind of tired of those though - I need something good to get her. Nothing makes her happy - so I'm not sure why I'm even trying here. A coupon for a day home in bed would probably make her happy - but I'm not going to do that.
It also brings so much sadness. This is the last major holiday he was with us for. We always got stuff for each other as well. He hated it at first, since he never did any of this as a kid - but I think he enjoyed it - especially once we had kids. He really loved all of the candy and would get excited about new candy that came out that he and Malea could share - they were both major chocolate lovers. We would talk about what to get the kids and he would usually help with the baskets the night before or the morning of (depending on whether he was working or not). He often would hide Easter eggs in the morning - if he did have to work since he would be home before anyone was up. I did love everything that he would get me and he always did get something. I'll never have the surprise gift again...my kids certainly don't seem to think of me to buy me anything. I'm dreading Mother's Day - it was the very last time he bought me anything. I know it is selfish - but it just makes me sad. Of course my Mom and sisters got me something for my birthday - and I loved that - but it just isn't the same. It isn't really even the present - it is just the thought of someone thinking of you and buying something you would like that is hard to get over.
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