How old is too old?

I was recently posed the question as to wether or not Nate was too old for an Easter Basket.  Yes, he is.  Well, let me tell you, that was not the answer the asker wanted to hear.  Why ask if the asker wanted and was going to get Nate a basket anyway?

You see, Nate is thirteen.  He is at the age of growing facial hair (yes, he has facial hair), dirty rooms that smell like dirty gym socks, and watching back-to-back marathons of Robot Combat League.  I think when you reach that age, yes, fictitious characters like the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy no longer come around.

It’s not as if we don’t celebrate Easter just because there aren’t any Bunnies or Baskets filled with candy filled plastic eggs.  That isn’t really what Easter is about.  Nate and Kate will still get a gift on Easter, just as they always do.  It just won’t be in a basket filled with plastic eggs on top of a bed of plastic green grass. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.)  And YES, we still dye our eggs.  So, I ask you, at what age is too old for a basket?


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