kat_eden , Parent asks:

Don't open in front of your young readers! - Easter Bunny Question

When it comes to Santa, it seems like we parents have a pretty tight story and all seem to say about the same thing (There's one Santa, he comes on Christmas eve, he comes down the chimney, he leaves presents and fills stockings, the reindeer pull his sleigh, etc).

But it feels like we're not as buttoned up about the Easter Bunny. I'd love to hear about other families' Easter Bunny traditions. Do your kids think there's only one bunny or that there are many? Does the Easter Bunny hide eggs you colored or bring her own? Does the Easter bunny have a name? Is it a boy bunny or girl? Does the Easter Bunny bring presents? Major gifts or small tokens? Does the bunny hide eggs inside or out? How does the bunny get in the house? How does she travel around the earth?

Do your kids "compare notes" with other kids at school? What do you say when they point out a difference between their Easter Bunny and another kid's Easter Bunny?

Can't wait to hear!
In Topics: Family fun / holiday celebrations
> 60 days ago

Apr 10, 2009

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This year, we're having out-of-town family visiting our home on Easter morning (the time when the Easter Bunny traditionally delivers his baskets of goodies to our family). Our daughter was wondering how that was going to work out for her two visiting cousins. I explained that, like Santa and the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny knows how to find the good children and deliver their gifts wherever they may be. I also added that Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny compare notes and help each other out to get the job done -- which she really liked to hear. (Also, given the special conditions at our home this year, we Easter Bunny helpers coordinated to ensure that all three Easter baskets would be unique yet equitable).

In typical years, our Easter Bunny leaves a trail of candy-filled plastic eggs and plastic green grass that lead to a hidden basket filled with toys and/or other themed gifts. Usually this basket is hidden on our porch, where more candy-filled eggs are spread around in plants and nearby places. Additionally, we attend a city-sponsored Easter egg hunt, and take our picture with the "Easter Bunny" (though our daughter is now old enough to understand that this bunny is standing in for the real Easter Bunny and wearing a costume -- "for the younger kids," she says.).

In terms of how the Easter Bunny finds his way inside our home, it's simple: he's magic.

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