Momma’s Bunny Hop Presents Are You The Grinch Who Stole Easter? by Pesky Pippi

I enjoy the wonders and blunders of mothering and raising three kids, ages 6, 9, and 12. I parent with love, thoughtfulness, and humor. I’m married to my college sweetheart. Poop talk doesn’t scare me (even at
the dinner table). I’m a fan of lipstick and red licorice. Mean people suck. And I proudly have that as my bumper sticker, along with a smiley face. I’m friendly, opinionated, dorky…and perennially pesky. Check out my blog at, and follow me on Twitter @PeskyPippi.

The Easter Bunny needs your help to fill your childrens’ baskets. This is your chance to either:

1. Make a statement. No sugar for my children! They eat enough sugar. They don’t need any more treats. Easter is a time for renewal and new beginnings. It is not a time to overindulge my children.

2. Or make your children happy. By filling plastic, brightly colored eggs with jelly beans and pastel-foiled Hershey’s Kisses. Adding Peeps, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, and Cadbury Creme Eggs, perhaps? And throw in a giant chocolate Peter Cottontail as the anchor. You know, the one where the kids nibble his ears off, then the head, and so on? A basket so heavy, the candy nearly falls through.

Face it. Your children are only children once. This is no time to be The Grinch Who Stole Easter.

As a child, I remember jam-packed Easter baskets hidden, with a little trail of carrots leading the way. I remember eating myself silly, surrounded by foil wrappers, and being in complete sugar bliss on Easter Sunday afternoon.

If you deny the fun, you are also denying your childrens’ imaginations and spirits. If your children believe that a three-pound bunny hops around and delivers nineteen-pound baskets to every child…brilliant!

I have a thirteen-year-old son, who said to me the other day, “Mom, can you please tell the Easter Bunny to bring Cadbury Creme Eggs and Monster Energy Drinks in my basket?”

At first, I’m like, “What?! Dude! You can’t make requests of the Easter Bunny. This is not Santa.”

But then I realized he is doing a great job keeping the mystery and fun alive for his younger siblings. And he still likes getting an Easter basket.

Who wouldn’t?

So, on Easter morning, my oldest and I will share a special smile. And maybe a wink. As he gulps down his Monster drinks and Cadbury eggs.

Don’t spoil the fun, now. Get hopping!

Note From Momma: Welcome to Momma’s Bunny Hop! Brighten up your spring by leaving a comment on this post with the Easter candy choice you simply cannot live without for a chance to win a $25 Target Gift Card!! Winner will be chosen at random from all comments received by 9pm ET on Thursday, April 5, 2012, and will be announced at Momma Be Thy Name on Facebook and on Twitter. Entrants must provide valid email address.

Good luck, have fun, and Happy Easter from Momma!


  1. I adore Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I do. I love them. And dangnabbit my kids are too young for them yet- which I suppose I really should use to my advantage and buy for them, which reall = buying them for me. Unless my husband beats me to it.

    PS- I was going to comment anyhow as I love The Pip and you too Momma. Winning free money at Target- is just, well. AWESOME.


  2. Jennifer S says:

    I can’t get enough of the silky smooth Dove chocolate Easter bunny. Yum, Yum! Happy Easter Momma and readers!


  3. I love Cadbury candy coated mini eggs. Yep, I dusted a whole bag last week. I need a gift card to replenish!


  4. My favorites are the M&Ms. YUM.


  5. I love Cadbury eggs. Not the creme ones, but the caramel-filled. As a child, though, Peeps were my favorite. Nothing like opening a plastic egg to find a brightly colored sugar chick inside.


  6. Lauren rap says:

    Mini eggs by the crate full!!!!!


  7. I live where the Peep originates from-Bethlehem, Pa. So, yeah Peeps, but I do dunk them in dark chocolate first :o)


  8. I enjoy Girl Scout Cookies and egg shaped, speckled malted milk balls. the ones with the hard candy shell then the chocolate and then the malted milk center. brilliant. my kids aren’t old enough for these yet, still a choking hazard.


  9. EGG SHAPED MALT BALLS! As I’ve grown, I’ve found they pair well with red wine ;-)


  10. Starburst Jelly Beans, both the original and sour are the best. My kids and I love them!!
    As a little sidenote, one of my younger kids said to me yesterday, “Hey Mama…when you talk to the Easter Bunny can you ask him to bring me some headphones this year instead of a book?” lol


  11. Cadbury Mini eggs… oh heaven in a crunchy candy shell. :)


  12. Heather Guymon says:

    I absolutely can not live without my Dove chocolate eggs…I could eat my weight in them!


  13. I CANNOT live without Reese’s PB cup eggs…my all time favorite!


  14. PEEEEEEEEEPS! (Yes, I’m from PA too so it’s like a state requirement for Easter baskets as a kid, lol)


  15. can’t live without Reese’s pb cup eggs….


  16. PEEPS! My parents even sent me an Easter Basket when I studied abroad in college. It was one of the sweetest things ever.


  17. says:

    Well since the ‘ahem’ Easter Bunny has already eaten all of the resee cups….


  18. gfunkified says:

    I LOVE Peeps, and I love any kind of peanut butter and chocolate…well, anything. YUM.

    And I agree. What’s the harm in having a little sugary fun with the kids?


  19. Megan Jackson says:

    Definitely the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Yum.


  20. Badasian says:

    Cadbury mini eggs. Thank Buddha they aren’t available all year. They are soooooo much better than M&Ms. And I can get them in dark chocolate.


  21. YUM! Can’t be without peanut butter eggs!!! :-)


  22. Lindsay says:

    I love the mini Reece’s peanut butter cups. Not the big egg shaped ones, the tiny cups. The pastel metallic wrapper makes them technically an Easter candy.


  23. I love peeps!



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