8 reasons why it’s time to bid adieu to the Easter hols

8 Reasons It's Good To Bid Adieu To Easter Hols

Step away from the giant chocolate bunny Mrs S.H.I.T, you’ll only regret it

  1.  Being forced to scroll through endless pics of skiing and beach holiday perfection on Facebook, as you sit in a heaving, sweaty soft play place, which smells of deep fried everything and cheesy kid feet.
  2. Kids on chocolate overdose. You tell them not to eat sugary snacks the rest of the year, and then let them loose on two large chocolate eggs, a bag of Marshmallow Flumps, a Curly Wurly and some Percy Piglets before 8am, and all because the Easter Bunny has been. This is parental absurdity at its best.
  3. The kids cannot believe how crazy stupid their parents have become. They are permitted to eat their own bodyweight in sugar in one day, because apparently a big, pink, fluffy bunny has been hopping round their garden dropping candy at 5am…wtf?
  4. You couldn’t have listened to another minute of those ‘inspiring’ YouTube legends such as DanTDM or SmallishBeans, getting all overexcited about something Minecrafty. But what’s a lot more fun is working out what your own YouTuber name would be. Mine is PerkyBigBum. Find out yours here.
    8 Reasons Why It's Good To See The Back Of The Easter Hols

    An egg tree, really?

  5.  Guilt that you haven’t got an ‘egg tree’. Since when did people start putting up Easter decorations anyway? The world’s gone mad.
  6. Having to throw the iPad to the end of the garden (not very far if you’re S.H.I.T, but you might need to give it some Fatima Whitbread welly if you’re S.H.I.C. and you’ve got some outdoor space) just to get the kids to do some exercise. Just watch them run then.
  7. Chocolate egg chaos. Half eaten eggs in abundance around the house. Put down the remnants of that rejected Lindt Gold Bunny as you watch the Broadchurch finale. You know you’ll only feel like a big fat loser pig tomorrow. Plus you won’t sleep. Middle age + chocolate late at night = 5 minutes sleep at 6am.
  8. It’s back to school, and with that comes a chance to NOT listen to the five songs they play on loop on Capital Radio. Get Now 9 on, reminisce about your first snog, and get ready for the Great British summer ahead!

Please take no offence if you have an egg tree or any other such lovely Easter decoration. I am merely jealous.

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52 Comments

  1. April 18, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Omg! How big is that bunny! People had egg trees! I wrote a post about how u didn’t get the hype eAsTeR seems to have had his year. I thought maybe I was missing the memo lol. Glad I’m not alone x

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 19, 2017 / 8:46 am

      I had a good go at devouring that bunny by the way! Let’s never get egg trees, deal? Thx for commenting lovely x

      • April 29, 2017 / 7:19 pm

        lol. I can’t promise. I’m a fickle thing lol

  2. April 19, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I’m so glad you mentioned the egg tree. I had never even heard of that until this year either! When did that become a thing!? Thanks for joining us at #GlobalBlogging

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 20, 2017 / 11:06 am

      I’m afraid egg trees are taking over the world. Just wait, before you know it, we’ll all have one! Thx for commenting and hosting x

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 20, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Absolutely – there’s a whole 350000 pins dedicated to egg trees!

  3. April 19, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I have never got the Easter decoration thing, I am jealous of that giant chocolate bunny though! #kcacols

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 20, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Let me tell you, it was something else – the kids all felt sick pretty quickly but not Mummy, oh no, I kept on going!

      • April 20, 2017 / 1:59 pm

        sometimes you just have to push through the pain. Good lesson for them.

  4. April 20, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I think people are going over the top at Easter (also jealous as I detest crafts and have no time to bake 🙁 ) #ablogginggoodtime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:39 am

      I’m not a baker either so there’s no homemade Easter treats in this house, sadly for my kids, who would love to bake! Easter has gone crazy! Thx for commenting x

  5. April 20, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    This is so funny! I’m so with you on the Easter tree – wt???? Oh and the throwing the iPad !!! oh yay to Now 9! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Wasn’t Now 9 just the best – think they’re on Now 9000 by now but it’s not the same. Thx for commenting x

  6. April 20, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Lol – yes we’re totally over the chocolate-induced craziness here too! #ABloggingGoodTime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:36 am

      Yup it all needs to be binned and out of my reach! Thx for commenting x

  7. April 20, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    The sugar rush has been a big issue here too and that’s just with me 😉 We brought a whole trunk full of chocolate eggs home from the UK. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:34 am

      A trunk load would be dangerous in this house – I’d eat the whole lot! Thx for hosting x

  8. April 20, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I just keep coming across nibbled bits of chocolate in obscure places. Come on summer!! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:33 am

      I’m thinking of binning the lot! The thing is the kids aren’t even that interested in it, it’s just piggy Mummy who can’t resist. Come on summer indeed! Thx for commenting x

  9. aliduke79hotmailcom
    April 21, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I don’t get the egg tree thing. Since when did eggs grow on trees???
    #KCACOLS

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 21, 2017 / 11:26 am

      I know! Trees do not grow eggs and bunnies do not lay eggs! Easter is crazy. Thx for commenting x

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      The egg tree just confuses me! Thx for commenting and hosting x

  10. April 21, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    We decided to ignore Easter this year and didn’t get involved in the commercialisation of a religious thing that we don’t believe in. It’s not right. I’m so glad we did. Because Easter is never going to be the same again after we suffered a miscarriage that started on Saturday. And thanks to the bank holidays we couldn’t get a scan until Tuesday 😢💔

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      I’m so so sorry for your loss, what a terrible thing to have happened to you over Easter. My thoughts are with you x

  11. April 21, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    If there’s a tree made of chocolate I’m happy! It can get too much though. #FridayFrolics

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Now there’s an idea – an egg tree made of pure choccy! Thx for commenting x

  12. April 21, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Haha, since when did Easter become such a big event?! I saw so many lovely decorated homes. Mine was like a chocolate pig-sty with kids rolling around in chocolate and smearing it everywhere #FridayFrolics

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      I’m now imagining a sort of chocolate mud bath a bit like Peppa’s with little pigs rolling around in it and jumping in chocolate muddy puddles! I’m now getting carried away with this chocolate fantasy! Thx for commenting x

  13. April 22, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Haha we’re still eating chocolate eggs although i have told me kids i want them all gone by Monday.New week = no chocolate in the house. We need a break from all that sugar and need to eat some fruit! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Fruit? What is that? The fruit bowl has not been touched for weeks! So tomorrow is no chocolate d-day in your house. This sounds like a good plan. Thx for commenting x

  14. April 23, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Lol, this post really made me chuckle. Every year I tell myself we will get an egg tree, but then by the following Easter I forget all about it and end up running round at the last minute… in fact the Other Half only got his egg yesterday. Thank you for making me feel a bit more normal by sharing this with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Please let me know if you get round to getting an egg tree next year – I want to see a photo! I think I’m going to have to bin all the chocolate – the kids have even lost interest! Thx for commenting x

  15. April 23, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Just the other day I was eating the ear off of a chocolate bunny…on the treadmill. I need an intervention. Thanks for linking up to #glboalblogging.

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      On the treadmill! Now that’s an idea – kill 2 birds with 1 stone, I’m liking it! Thx for hosting and commenting x

  16. April 23, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Oh my word. That giant bunny is huge. Meh… easter egg trees are overrated #notjealous 😉 I am with you on so many of these points. In the end I went about throwing all half eaten treats in the bin. We still loads of unopened choocy though. Thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      I think I’m going to have to throw caution to the wind and throw the chocolate out too. The kids have lost interest so it’s just Mummy Pig who can’t resist! Thx for commenting x

  17. April 23, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Im really sad the Easter holidays are over. I have loved my time with Harry and i would do it all over again#Postsfromtheheart

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 23, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      That’s lovely – I always enjoy the holidays too – just had to put a stop to all that chocolate! Thx for commenting

  18. April 23, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    I’ve never heard of an egg tree before, I don’t think. It looks pretty! I’m a self-confessed chocoholic, but even I’m a little fed up with chocolate now. #GlobalBlogging

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      May 2, 2017 / 10:57 am

      You’re right, it does look pretty but I’ve only just got all the Christmas decos away, there’s no room for an egg tree in the S.H.I.T. household! Thx for commenting x

  19. April 24, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    That’s one HUGE chocolate bunny you have there!!!!! I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine. watching people overeat is one of my worse nightmares so for me that’s one good reason to say goodbye to Easter. Also, I only let the kids eat a small chocolate egg, never ever ever put up a Easter decoration or gone on a egg hunt. That’s quite sad right? NO for me it’s just fine 🙂 Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

  20. April 24, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Number 5. Yes. When and where did THEY come from? Suddenly they’re everywhere, like i missed the memo

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      May 2, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Bet I’ll be running around next year desperately trying to locate one, only to realise I’ve failed yet again on the Easter front! Thanks for reading and commenting x

  21. April 26, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I have never seen a egg tree but we are so doing that next year! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  22. April 27, 2017 / 11:39 am

    We had Easter trees when I was growing up in Germany in the 80s – I believe it’s a Scandinavian tradition. Could be wrong though! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      April 27, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Hope you didn’t mind my chat about the egg trees – bet they look lovely in Germany – I just need to get my head round them! Only just got the Christmas decos away! Thanks for commenting x

  23. aimz18
    April 27, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    The bad skin an spots u suffer with afterwards…#kcacols

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      May 2, 2017 / 10:59 am

      Agree, could do with a few gallons of water to flush the chocolate out. No one’s meant to have spots at this age! Thx for commenting x

  24. April 28, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Wow I am super jealous of your huge chocolate bunny!!! I agree about the binge eating of chocolate but I acutely secretly love it!! Nothing beats Easter egg chocolate although I fear I won’t be able to delve into the kid las stash much longer before they cotton on! #KCACOLS

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      May 2, 2017 / 10:58 am

      My kids actually get fed up of eating it – weirdly, they definitely don’t get that from their mother! But I had to throw the remains of the Easter stash away as I was overdosing. Thx for commenting! x

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