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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

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Only my kids have received some chocolates so far. I am trying to be a good mom and teach them the principals of sharing or as some would call it taxing. if they want to eat one they have to give one to mommy. It's only fair and prepares them for the rules in the real world.
That's unfair if you have multiple kids for each (single) egg they eat they give you one - meaning if each kid eats 10 eggs, you eat 20 Or did I misunderstand your "calculations"?

Good idea to teach them to share though.









- and when they ask you to switch places with them because they worked out you get twice as many eggs as they do, that IMO would be a reason to congratulate them for their cleverness and to switch to "everyone including parents gets the same number of eggs" mode (which I would've employed from the start TBH, but you're your kids' parent and not me)

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Old 03.04.2015, 15:46
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

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That's unfair if you have multiple kids for each (single) egg they eat they give you one - meaning if each kid eats 10 eggs, you eat 20 Or did I misunderstand your "calculations"?

Good idea to teach them to share though.









- and when they ask you to switch places with them because they worked out you get twice as many eggs as they do, that IMO would be a reason to congratulate them for their cleverness and to switch to "everyone including parents gets the same number of eggs" mode (which I would've employed from the start TBH, but you're your kids' parent and not me)
You understood me correctly. I'm like the government of this household. They find the eggs in daycare and school and I take half (from each) as tax 😂😂😂 they are still too young to figure out. Maybe next Easter I will have this problem but this year mommy still can be enjoy double chocolate eggs.
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Kids get bunnies and small east eggs

When I was small we children went bunnies and (small) easter egg searching in the garden. Kids got both. The adults gave each other only big easter eggs. You as Au-pair don't have to buy bunnies for all the adults as well I think.








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I am an Au-Pair and have recieved one from the family, one from their Grandparents and one from a lady at my choir. In England I only recieve one easter egg every year from my parents, and adults don't really get anything...
I feel a little bad because I have only given out 2 bunnys to the kids I look after and have recieved from people that I haven't been able to give back to!

Also, the kids recieve TOYS at Easter- is this strange to other people? It's like a second Christmas here...
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

In a typical setup the parents are close to or in their fourties so in their eyes you're probably part of the youngsters (I'm assuming you're not older than early twenties). By gifting to you more than the "obligatory" one or two they show that you're part of the pack, part of the family.

On the other hand, by you gifting to the children the parents are automatically on the receiving end as well. It may even be regarded higher than gifting to the parents.

To me this sounds just fine, no reason to sweat at all.
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

my spouse rec'd what a French colleague referred to as a "travesti rabbit".

it is not nearly the quality or quantity my daughter will get, but it was fun.

incidentally Tristan Chocolatier in Bougy had quite a line on Thursday afternoon....not all buying for kids I think.
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Old 04.04.2015, 16:36
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I am an Au-Pair and have recieved one from the family, one from their Grandparents and one from a lady at my choir. In England I only recieve one easter egg every year from my parents, and adults don't really get anything...
I feel a little bad because I have only given out 2 bunnys to the kids I look after and have recieved from people that I haven't been able to give back to!

Also, the kids recieve TOYS at Easter- is this strange to other people? It's like a second Christmas here...

Chocolate Easter Rabbits are sold by all shops including news-shops and petrol-stations. And sure, they are also given to adults. Alternatively, also nicely coloured easter-eggs are given.
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Old 07.04.2015, 13:01
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Ohh goodness now I feel a little embarrassed for not buying more chocolate rabbits for others
well, you are an au pair! nobody expects from you to blow 200 chf plus x for chocolate for all people you know being paid "less than that"! if you gave some to the kids youre ok! even if you didnt! relax!
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

I got all the children in the village a chocolate Jesus nailed to the cross. When you bite into it, strawberry juice pours out.

Because He died to keep the chocolate bunny factories in business 2000 years later.

You don't find many people willing to make that entrepreneurial investment these days do you?
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

of course its normal
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I am an Au-Pair and have recieved one from the family, one from their Grandparents and one from a lady at my choir. In England I only recieve one easter egg every year from my parents, and adults don't really get anything...
I feel a little bad because I have only given out 2 bunnys to the kids I look after and have recieved from people that I haven't been able to give back to!

Also, the kids recieve TOYS at Easter- is this strange to other people? It's like a second Christmas here...
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

If Jesus had been born in the 21st century, the symbol of Christianity would be a gurney with restraining straps on it.

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I got all the children in the village a chocolate Jesus nailed to the cross. When you bite into it, strawberry juice pours out.

Because He died to keep the chocolate bunny factories in business 2000 years later.

You don't find many people willing to make that entrepreneurial investment these days do you?
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If Jesus had been born in the 21st century, the symbol of Christianity would be a gurney with restraining straps on it.
Probably, and if Jesus had been drowned, schools in Bavaria and Alabama would have aquariums in the classrooms.

I know, older than the Internets.
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

great question. What is normal anyway? It's a land of chocolate and it's a nice gift and it's Easter, so probably not uncommon.
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Re: Is it normal for Adults to recieve chocolate rabbits in Switzerland?

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I am an Au-Pair and have recieved one from the family, one from their Grandparents and one from a lady at my choir. In England I only recieve one easter egg every year from my parents, and adults don't really get anything...
I feel a little bad because I have only given out 2 bunnys to the kids I look after and have recieved from people that I haven't been able to give back to!

Also, the kids recieve TOYS at Easter- is this strange to other people? It's like a second Christmas here...
Do not worry this picture is for you "Ducklings Pair"
http://lafozi.com/us-en/detail/ducklings-pair/
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