The Easter Bunny will be hopping elsewhere

Years ago, when I was committed to this blog, I wrote this about the Easter Bunny.

So we’ve established that I’m not tied to the Easter Bunny to begin with. It shouldn’t surprise anyone, then, that I made a decision to not propagate the tale of the egg-laying rabbit for my son (in the future, when he understands words). We’ll have egg hunts and stuff, but I don’t think I’ll spend any time making up the story.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

1. I want to establish that this particular holiday for us is sacred. It’s fun. It should be celebrated. But it’s also a time for reflection for Christians. I feel that other religions are really good for this sort of thing; they have legit holy days (<– holidays) that they take seriously. I would like my family to have that kind of reverence on Easter.

2. I don’t even know the Easter Bunny story.

3. I figure I’m saving myself the trouble of eventually having to explain that one more mythical creature isn’t real. Santa and the tooth fairy are probably enough.

4. I knew this kid who got her stories mixed and came up with the Ghoster Bunny, which was frightening to her and caused a lot of problems every spring. I doubt that would happen here; I just like the story.

Any thoughts on this? What are the days (if any) that you consider sacred/really important for reflection?

Since I probably won’t post again for a few days, Happy Easter everyone!

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One thought on “The Easter Bunny will be hopping elsewhere

  1. There aren’t many days I’m not thankful for Jesus and the price he paid for me on the Cross so, in many ways, Easter is just another day. Any additional reflection on His greatness the day brings can do no harm.

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