Thursday, April 21, 2011

Passed Phase One of Easter Temptations

Today, I had the whole day off to go job hunting.  Well, to go and meet principles - pass out know, stuff like that.

I visited a total of 8 schools and met a total of 2 of which was much too busy taking care of the front desk to talk to me. 

I must have driven 100 miles today, with no feeling of accomplishment....oh well, not going to let it get me down.

After all that driving around, I headed to Wal-Mart to load up on Easter goodies.  Don't worry.  I was good.  In fact, I can't believe how good I was.  I browsed up and down the Easter candy aisles - and was literally having an anxiety attack over the plethora of candy before me.

I took a deep breath.  I counted to three.  Then I realized I wasn't freaking out over what I wanted to buy - I was freaking out because I didn't want to buy ANYTHING!!  I actually considered not getting the kids anything for Easter - because all I could think about was how bad the candy was for them.

I decided to make a plan.  I decided that my kids didn't need an Easter basket full of chocolate and candy - yet it wasn't fair that they got nothing.  So, I opted for three packages of plastic eggs and a few bags of candy to fill the eggs.  I didn't even buy chocolate to go in the eggs....I went for low fat or fat free gummy candies like Twizzlers and Krabby Patties.  GO ME!!

I'm not sure how thrilled the kids will be on Easter Sunday - but they'll get over it.  Easter is a really hard time for me...there's so much chocolaty goodness out there for the taking.  The funny thing is, though, as I browsed along the 1lb chocolate bunnies and 1/2lb chocolate eggs...I didn't even think about picking one up.  NOT ONCE!!  All that was in my mind was - what wouldn't be too bad for me if I feel in to the urge of wanting a piece of candy.

I'm not a big fan of gummy candy like Twizzlers and Krabby Patties.  I'm also not a big fan of Skittles - so a bag of those went in to the cart.  I knew that it would be really hard to fall into temptations grip when I filled the kids' eggs with candy I didn't like.... yeah, I know, I'm a freakin' genius!!

So, once I got home, Jelly and I stuffed 42 plastic eggs for her to take to school tomorrow.  I also bought 84 eggs to fill for the kids to hunt on Sunday.  I will stuff them on Saturday.  I feel happy knowing that I was able to get through my own Easter hunt strong.  The kids get some candy - and momma won't steal it all.  Win win for everyone!!

Right now, it's pouring down rain.  It's also storming.  Weather like this makes me sleepy and lazy.  I'm cooking dinner and then planning on retiring to the couch for the evening.  It's been a long day - and I deserve some relaxation time, me thinks.

OK - off I go.

Till next time. ;)
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  1. Good for you! I have a hard time with sweets so I don't have bad ones around the house. I do have dark chocolate though when I need a chocolate pick-me-up now and then but I buy the good ones.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I bought the same things for my grandkids eggs just because I knew I wouldn't be tempted to eat the left overs. And I got them each a gift card for their basket so no leftover chocolate for my house!


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