Sunday, April 4

Commercialism strikes again

The bah humbug in me has risen once again.

I have to say, I'm not a religious person and neither is my husband, and I do feel like a big hypocrite buying Easter eggs for my kids to celebrate such a religious time. But there's no way I can tell a 4 year old that she can't have chocolate eggs because I'm not religious. And she certainly wouldn't understand atheism. So I buy chocolate eggs.

But what really does get my goat, is the way some major supermarkets jump on the 'lets give them a bargain and rake in the extra cash' bandwagon.

I have seen adverts saying 'give your kids a big treat and make their Easter special' offering up to 25% of various toys. For eggsample (see what I did there? LOL) lego sets reduced from £57 to £46 and various other offers along the same lines. Since when did Easter turn into Christmas? When did people start buying kids hugely priced toys like that? I'm disgusted that I've had to pay around a fiver for a bit of chocolate, never mind spending 50ish quid on toys. B&Q have gone mental with their adverts offering 15-25% off certain items. And of course, M&S are trying to make everyone go into orgasm overdrive to buy their food for Easter... not a mention of the meaning behind Easter anywhere on the telly during any of these adverts. (I'd probably scoff at the religious messages anyway, but that's beside the point).

I know that Easter is a very special time for some people and it is their absolute right to celebrate it in their own way. I'm not that judgemental. I live by 'each to their own'.. but that said, I do think that the likes of Sainsbury's and Tesco are taking it a bit too far!

Happy Easter Egg Day :)

Oh, and could whoever has stolen my husband, please keep him. The man who I slept with last night presented me with a Thorntons Easter egg this morning. He did look and sound remarkably like my husband, but I didn't think the man I married knew how to give Easter eggs LOL (Not that I'm complaining in the slightest!)


  1. Is this the same husband who was romantic on Valentine's Day?

    Looks like he's trying to let you know he think's you're important :)

    Easter, btw, is a spring festival that was hijacked by the christians (as all other traditional festivals were). Eggs, rabbits, flowers etc - all symbols of birth, rebirth, new growth etc.

    Not sure where the chocolate comes in though...

  2. The very same one Kim.. and the same one that remembered our Wedding Anniversary - ahead of the actual day. I'm beginning to wonder if he has actually had an injection of humankind LOL. After being together for 11 years, all of a sudden this year, he remembers everything.

    Easter chocolate came about due to manufacturers making the humble easter egg hunt and decorating eggs at home, a luxury, tying it all in with giving things up for lent, and Easter a celebration to break the fast, chocolate seemed the ideal luxury to treat yourself and make the manufactuer bags and bags of cash (according to google - although abbreviated by me lol)

  3. EEGSZACTLY my thoughts on seeing those toy adverts - bloody hell! I love my kids and I like kids in general but sometimes I think the idea that they need presents all year round is totally over the top!

    Mark - the romantic. There is hope for me yet - actually, Phil bought me an orchid!