Growing up, my parents never told me there was no Easter Bunny nor that Santa didn’t exist. Up until I had kids, Santa still arrived – as did the Easter Bunny. It was always a HUGE spectacle, especially on Easter.
Each Easter, my brother, sister and I would wake up to baby powder foot prints (the Easter Bunny’s) that led to our Easter baskets. It was fun and great and while I was looking forward to doing this with my kids – once the kids started coming, my enthusiasm for the Easter Bunny DIED.
While I am a Christian and believe in keeping the holidays holy – I have no problem with adding in some fun. Fun, as in Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, dying eggs – but then there is the Easter Bunny. A large bunny that hops from house to house leaving baskets full of candy and eggs? Yeah, I just can’t pull off the lie.
I KNOW! Party pooper – it’s for the kids – yadda yadda, believe me – I have heard it all (yes, mother I am talking about you). But I just can’t do it anymore!
We started the Easter Bunny with our older 2 kids, but quietly let it go away. Now with our new set of toddlers, I am abandoning the tradition. It just is too corny and outrageous for me. For some reason, Santa is okay (though my husband is trying to get rid of his guy as well) – but then the tooth fairy – yeah I can’t do that either!
Our toddlers will still have a fun holiday. We will do the Easter routine of fun activities, but sorry Easter Bunny – you aren’t invited.
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