If you ask me the Easter Bunny is scary. No matter what the costume is, it tends to come off as creepy.
My kids daycare recently had a Easter party with someone dressed up as a bunny. I picked up my girls and they had so much fun.
My 5 year old tells me about the bunny. “Mommy I think the bunny was just a person dressed up in a costume.”
I don’t really know what to say at this point…is the jig up on the bunny. She is so young not to believe. Do I be honest and tell her the truth? Or make up a bullshit lie? Is my 3 year old listening to this? Will she have questions? Is she going to tell the other kids at daycare? I can’t let her do that. I tend to spin out of control quickly as you can tell.
She continues “I think it was one of the teachers I could see her eyes. I could also see her skin where the gloves on her hands were.” I just say oh really.
Finally then she asked “when is the Easter Bunny coming to our house? Thank goodness she still believes now I can talk. I told her the Easter Bunny will see be coming on Sunday.
I look over at my 3year and she is in her own tiny world and isn’t listening. I’m in the clear. Now I can go back to breathing normal as I hold my breathe without realizing when I’m uncomfortable.
On the agenda now I have to plan everything I’m going to say for future questions on all the lies we tell our children.