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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:27 PM
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do you give Easter baskets to high-schoolers?
Someone I know is feeling very guilty about cutting off the Easter baskets this year, when the kids are in high school.

Input?
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:28 PM
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1. my mom still sends me one
and I moved out 18 years ago.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:29 PM
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2. Of course!
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:31 PM
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3. I'm 29 and my sister still gives them to me..
But they have porno, condoms, booze, and smokes in them now.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:31 PM
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4. I still make a small one up for my 16 YO nephew...
with a little candy, some minutes for his cell phone, a gift card for gas, a CD and a few of those plastic eggs with $1 bills inside.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:31 PM
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5. You are never too old for Easter baskets!
I got one this year, and I am 47! :P It was damn tasty, too.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:31 PM
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6. my kids are 15 & 20
This is the first year for me not to give Easter baskets. I felt guilty too but none of the cousins were doing it so I didnt either. The kids seemed okay with it.
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MistressOverdone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 02:06 PM
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7. My kids have families of their own
and they still get them. Better grade of chocolate, tho.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 02:11 PM
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8. I used to
but the judge said I have to stay away from the High School :mad:
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:44 PM
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9. Monkey
Bad Monkey, Bad Monkey...........

Spank the Monkey

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:45 PM
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10. ah
:rofl:

evidently you need help, my friend. ;)
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:09 PM
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26. ROTFLMAO... n/t
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:46 PM
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11. we were all pretty adult by the time my parents quit giving them out
now my son usually gets em.

I think it's a nice tradition, even for the teens. Who doesn't love chocolate?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:50 PM
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12. My mommy gave me a basket
well into my 20s.

:bounce:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:51 PM
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13. My Mom didn't stop giving us Easter baskets until we had our own kids.
The baskets were got as older teens/young adults were a lot different, though, with stuff more appropriate for a soon-to-be new Mom rather than a little girl. Now the focus is all on her grandbabies. :)
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:42 PM
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19. Same with my Mom.
Now she dotes on my son, which is how I want it.

:hi:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:06 PM
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14. My daughter made Easter baskets for her 3 who are all out of
high school. She still fixes them a Christmas stocking, too, although she didn't do Valentines Day for them this year.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:23 PM
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15. I thought wrong.
I thought my 6th grader was getting to be a big girl so I order a tower basket from Wine Country Basket. Easter morning go in to wake her up and she's upset, why...no Easter Basket. But what about the tower of boxes with goodies in them that I ordered for you. Old people candy, she tells me. OLD PEOPLE CANDY!? So go to 4 stores before I find a decent basket. I should've remembered, I still liked baskets at that age.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:30 PM
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16. Only for my own kids
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:33 PM
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17. I made one for my 19 year old...
I decorated it with an ornamental crow.

My 8 year old told me he thought the Easter Bunny must be fiction, and that I must have hidden the eggs. He didn't seem upset by the thought.
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hatredisnotavalue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:40 PM
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18. No!
My kids are now 19 and 18. A couple of years ago I was in the grocery store prior to Easter and was getting ready to pick out our egg dyeing stuff. Both kids said they were too old to do that anymore. I was mortified! I loved doing the eggs every easter. So no easter egg dyeing... then no baskets. Period.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 08:10 PM
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23. I lived on my own as a single woman
in my early/mid-twenties and I still dyed eggs, even though there was no one to share them with. I just turned them into devilled eggs and then egg salad for lunches the next week.

I also drank while I dyed my eggs so that added to the fun.

(And I quit getting baskets when I was 10.)
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 05:48 PM
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20. thanks everyone for the input
The boy doesn't care at all. The girl was quite unhappy. But she's the one with the sugar addiction.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 07:37 PM
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21. High School , College & Beyond.
My kids get baskets until the grandkids show up, then it's all for them.

This might be why I'm not a grandmother yet, them spoiled ass kids don't to lose their goodies! :rofl:
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 07:58 PM
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22. I gave one to my husband....
and he is really getting old...

;-)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 08:30 PM
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24. I got easter baskets from my parents until in my 20's. The things in them changed.
When I was older, I'd get playing cards, sugar-free mints, cool ink pens, keyrings, little picture frames, an interesting paperback novel, notepads, and some Cadbury eggs and Reese's peanutbutter eggs.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 08:33 PM
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25. I got Easter baskets and Christmas stockings until
I was about, oh, 55. My mom was in her 80s and finally got too infirm to do all that holiday stuff. I think she would have kept it up until the day she passed away if she could have. She loved holidays.
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MassLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:12 PM
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27. I still do them for my kids
ages 16, 13, and 10
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-11-07 12:07 AM
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28. I still give them to all my kids
Oldest is 23...his SO is 21. I've got a high school senior (17), two middle-schoolers (13 and 14) and a 10-year-old.

They all get baskets. This year I found Pez pens and they got Silly Putty.

And edible easter grass.

:)

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