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This is a bit old, but interesting and relevant to Pers' comment:   http://www.salon.com/2013/09/21/thats_not_autism_its_simply_a_brainy_introverted_boy/
This came to me last night: meringues!  Inexpensive ingredients, and I bet with a pastry bag (or a sandwich bag with a hole cut out of one corner) you could make them into bunny shapes. 
I hope to be the go-to house when my kids are old enough for the reasons you describe, but we're not at the stage of having lots of kids all the time either....I may eat those words.    Some thoughts on the snack thing: the only thing my mother provided was popcorn (unless there was a plethora of something that was going to go bad).  She bought it in bulk, used the air popper, and only put salt on it.  Cheap and it generally kept everyone happy (although she'd complain...
I have a friend who is vegan and she makes some pretty amazing things....a search for vegan Easter candy will probably give you more recipes, but she's made these as written, and also replaced the mint with vanilla extract for a completely different flavor...both were really good.  Maybe add a few drops of food coloring too?  http://www.picklesnhoney.com/2011/11/28/homemade-peppermint-patties/   And these....not candy, but these were cute and good: ...
Only other mamas can truly appreciate this and I had to share:   Sometime in the night our 5 year old came into our bed.  We were all sleeping, but I must have heard something because I suddenly sat up, pulled her into sitting position, and cupped my hands in front of her face just as she vomited up everything she ate for dinner.  Mamas, I caught ALL OF IT.  No soiled pajamas. No bedding change.  No 2 a.m. bath to rinse a vomit-covered child.  Honestly, it felt like...
They're super easy to install....and uninstall (and put the original bit back in place).  I suppose you should look at your rental agreement, but because its not a permanent alteration to anything then it seems like it shouldn't be a big deal?  Could you uninstall it when you have inspections?  We used this one and had no problems at all (used 4years).    ETA: does he look at your toilet super carefully?  Its pretty discrete.   https://www.diapersprayer.com/index.php
 I'm not sure if I can even post here because we're generally a vaccinating family, but I detected considerable sarcasm (often biting) and patronization in several posts that weren't directly name calling.  Such derogatory language and tone directed at a person seems unnecessary in order to show support to those that have differing opinions from said person. Mods: feel free to remove this if I've violated a posting rule.
I can only address the third question.  I desperately wanted a third child, but my husband didn't (a variety of reasons, he was 40 when our second was born).  Being the at-home parent, adding another child to our household would not have been insignificant for him (not that it would have been insignificant if he worked outside the home, but I think he might have been more amenable to it if I was at home).  As our children have gotten older and we're passing some of the...
Both my exclusively breastfed babes would go a long time between poops, especially early on (between 2 and 5ish months).  The longest was around three weeks, and I recall writing several posts similar to yours.  The guidance I always received (and it ended up being good advice) was that if they were passing gas/urinating, eating well, and otherwise content then they'd poop when they're ready.  That was always the case for us.  Very audible belly noises (gurgling, etc) and...
That must have been terrifying.  I thought that this book was fantastic, and felt so much more confident after reading it.         http://www.amazon.com/Protecting-Gift-Keeping-Children-Teenagers/dp/0440509009
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