Sunday, April 4, 2010
International Chocolate Induced Hyperactivity Day
Yes, welcome to the day formally known as ‘Easter’, a day when our already overstuffed children are encouraged to stuff themselves with a months worth of sweets and chocolate and run amok.
My own family is so large that just one chocolate egg from every relative is enough to bring about a sugar seizure lasting several days, it adds up to about half a bucket of chocolate for each child.
Last year we started some unofficial family rules… just one SMALL piece of chocolate for each child from each relative and no chocolate for we adults…who are all battling with our weight.
Modern kids don’t even know what Easter is about…and don’t care... To be more accurate, the kids think Easter is about chocolate and sweets and don’t care about anything else.
This morning D3 (3rd daughter) asked me who invented our modern Easter and why is it about rabbits and chocolate. (good question!)
I suspect it was ‘invented’ by the big chocolate makers and supermarkets…but why Rabbits and Chocolate?
If you want a symbol of rebirth why not the Butterfly? Cocooned as an ugly grub and reborn as a beautiful, colorful butterfly.
The rabbit should surely be the universal sign of overpopulation.
Modern Australians are not a religious lot, in fact since the recent sexual exploitation by clergy and the churches lack of leadership on this issue our Gen Y young adults are perhaps the least religious people on earth.
So where to from here? Cancel Easter…and Christmas. I don’t think the big chocolate makers would stand for that…do you?