So, I hadn’t planned this blog-I haven’t scheduled it-it’s being written at 8:30pm on Easter Sunday.
What’s prompted this rant/chat?
well that would be The amount of judgement I’ve seen on social media in the few short hours I’ve been home from my In-Laws, after a beautiful day with my family.
I think you can probably guess the judgement I’m referring to because of the title of this blog-but if you’re still in the dark, let me enlighten you.
Yes, apparently, it’s now acceptable for people to judge others on their Easter traditions and gifting decisions.
I’ve seen more than my fair share of statuses, Insta stories, Instagram posts, and tweets today, from people referring to; other peoples children as “spoilt”, to Easter being bigger than Christmas, and to gifting presents instead of eggs as “ridiculous”.
To confirm, I am a parent, who, along with an egg, will buy a present-ONE present for each of my children. They also have a large family-so every single year, we end up with over a dozen eggs EACH for them, and, because of this, some family choose not to overload our children with even more sugar, but instead buy them a little something of the equivalent money.
As the Summer months approach, my Dad and Step-Mum, and my Husband’s parents, buy the children some Summer clothes too, to go with their eggs.
To address the above social media statements, made by people who think they have a right to comment on others lives;
- Yes my children are spoilt at Easter (and Christmas and Birthdays), but they deserve to be, because in my opinion, they’re bloody awesome kids. Also, it’s mine and my Husband’s decision as their parents, to allow this to happen.
- Easter is obviously not as big as Christmas-this is a stupid statement. I actually said to my Sister-In-Law today, that I prefer Easter as it’s not as big and overwhelming as Christmas (when my children get spoilt then too).
- Gifting presents instead of eggs, is not only healthier (obviously), but it’s also getting them something that they’ll use and enjoy-rather than something they’ll eat and quite possibly regret eating, when they’re seeing it come back up a couple of hours later.
There are many traditions, cultures and beliefs around the world. Some families don’t celebrate Easter-some don’t eat chocolate, some buy presents instead of chocolate and some make beautiful Easter baskets, filled with activities and treats.
Some people let their children eat chocolate for breakfast, some don’t. Some people eat their kids Easter eggs when they’re in bed (not guilty I promise).
Regardless of what anyone else does, as long as you’re happy with your traditions, and your children are happy-what does it matter to you, about anyone else’s Easter?
You do you babe-don’t be focusing on others-and don’t try and make other’s feel bad about what they’re doing, just because it doesn’t fit in with what you do.