I have nothing against rabbits, they are cute and fuzzy and wonderful in pictures next to my children. Having said that, I have never embraced the whole Easter bunny thing. As a child, my parents taught me Santa and the Easter Bunny, and at the same time, I attended church and learned about Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection. As an adult, Jesus captures my heart much more than that furry critter.
As a child, I was a “yes mommy” kind of girl, most of the time. So, if they said there was a Santa, I said “yes mommy”. I happily received presents, left cookies for reindeer and wrote letters. Then, there was the bunny.
Whenever my parents announced the egg hunt or hid items on Easter morning, the “yes mommy” girl smiled and embraced the story because it offered chocolate reward. But, if I’m being totally honest, I never really got it. Perhaps I lacked imagination, but the idea of a bunny bringing me gifts and hiding eggs never really made sense. I couldn’t picture a rabbit carrying the eggs or shopping at the store to buy the peeps I clearly saw in their wrapper last week.
Please help me to understand this thought process. Whether you are Christian or not, if you focus on the Bunny, please open my eyes. What does your family do and why?
- Easter Bunny? (metamorphosisofthemind.wordpress.com)
- The Bunny is gonna be hella offended (doubleplusundead.com)
- ‘Hop’ brings animation to Easter (longviewcurrent.org)
- I Believe in the Easter Bunny (melindawentzel.com)