On Wednesday night, while Caleb and Sarah were at AWANA's, Josh and I traveled to Wal-Mart with Gabriel for a few things...and to just walk around with "only one child" as we often do on Wednesday nights.
We really only needed milk and toilet paper. I could have just gone to the local grocery store for that, but I really needed my Wal-Mart fix (sorry, Tina, that I didn't call and ask if you needed anything)!
As we passed by the Easter aisle, I told Josh I wanted to look. I have no idea why I wanted to do this, usually I just become irritated with all the bunnies. You recall that I don't like Santa, I dislike the Easter Bunny more. But I've opted out of the anti-Easter-Bunny post for fear of the repercussions.
Anyway, as I turned to go down this aisle, I couldn't believe the new items in the "inspirational" section. Veggie Tales!
At first, I was thrilled. I mean, I have barely given my children anything in past Easters. They have received some nice, Christian-type things from my mom, but overall I just really don't understand the things that are promoted at Easter time. Chocolate and bunnies...what does that have to do with my Lord and Savior dieing on the cross, rising again, and saving me from eternal separation from Him?
Shoot, I'm sort of writing what I said I wouldn't.
Moving right along.
The Veggie Tale items were cute. They had Larry Boy lollipops for example. They had candy with all the characters on it that my kids recognize. It's a nice alternative to the bunnies, but after I thought about it, it's still candy and STUFF.
So thank you, Big Idea, for making items as an alternative to the bazillion bunnies that I usually see this time of year. I think it's a nice idea, but I'm still not sure I'll purchase any of it. I still don't understand all the STUFF that we feel compelled to BUY in honor of these holidays.
But that might just be me.
Especially after seeing blog posts like this and this, it's just really hard for me to think about buying baskets full of candy and things that don't even matter.