The Easter Bunny Doesn’t Bring Uggs And Other Heartbreaking News

Pastel colored jelly beans for Easter.

Now that I have one daughter quickly approaching her teen years and one daughter about to close out her elementary school days, our Easter bunny requests are getting more elaborate.

When your kids are little they are perfectly content to slobber over a few plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. As they get older, their basket dreams get more complex. Heck, plain ole jelly beans don’t even cut it any more, truth be told. You’ve got to have Starburst or Jelly Belly or Lifesaver jelly beans. I’m just thankful no Pinterest-crazed mom has invented a Bunny on the Shelf concept…yet. Orchestrating bunny visits, church, egg dyeing and Easter fashion is complicated enough!

Here are a few sound bytes from my girls from our Easter weekend:

Mom, does the Easter bunny bring Ugg boots?

Can we throw these eggs away…they STINK! (one hour after laboriously coloring said eggs.)

You know what the Easter bunny brought one time that I REALLY loved? Nerds flavored lip balm. You think he could find that again?

Mom, you can have ONE bite of a peep and that’s it (daughter rips Peep’s head off.)

Her basket is bigger than mine!

Mom, your hair looks REALLY crazy.

You know how some families do Easter egg hunts on Easter morning and each egg holds a clue to where the baskets are? “No…who do you know who does that?” No one…but I KNOW some people do that!

This is my second big time of year to get candy…I cannot be deprived of my sugar!

How was your Easter, peeps? Ours was wonderful until a bird pooped on me while I was sitting on our back patio. And hey if YOUR Easter Bunny brings Uggs let me know. I could use new shoes in my Easter basket next year. ;)

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Welcome to Spring Soccer In The South

I’ve been at this soccer mom thing for a while. It starts out all cute with matchy matchy hair bows and then one day you’re more concerned about preventing injuries than committing a fashion faux pas or forgetting to bring the team juice boxes.

Miss C started playing soccer when she was 4 and now plays on a U12 travel team. We have logged many an hour on the sidelines. If I had a quarter for every time I’ve yelled, “Do you have your cleats?,” “Do you have your water bottle,?” or “Do you know what field you’re on?” over the years I’d be able to charter a bus to our next travel tournament, complete with a margarita fountain…you know, for the parents.

Our spring season just kicked off so I thought I’d share some truths about spring soccer in the South, where the weather changes as often as Miley Cyrus sticks out her tongue.

Truths About Spring Soccer10 Truths About Spring Soccer

  1. There will be mud, oh yes there will be mud.

  2. Opening season tournaments that boast the words “thaw” “unfreeze” or “spring” in their title will neither thaw you out or make you think of spring.

  3. Your kids will sweat just as much as they do in summer soccer, but there will be more mud to mix with it.

  4. White uniforms? Yeah, good luck with that.

  5. Get yourself some rain boots, cute ones if you’re really Southern. Oh and a parka. There’s nothing remotely cute about a parka but they come in handy.

  6. One weekend you’ll be wearing flip flops, the next weekend you’ll be wearing long underwear.

  7. It doesn’t matter if it’s spring, summer, or fall, 8 a.m. games are painful.

  8. Pack sunscreen AND handwarmers. You’ll never have enough.

  9. Bring lots of blankets, for warmth and cutting down on screen glare for bored younger siblings, and a flask for you. Just kidding…ok not really.

  10. You can never have enough coffee. One of these days Starbucks is going to figure out how to send in coffee drones to soaked and chilled to the bone soccer parents.

Spring Soccer Season

Do your kids play spring soccer?



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