It’s true- the Easter Bunny is real. One of my favorite days of the year is Easter morning. I love when my wife and I are awakened by the excited voices of our 4 children and they run in and say “He’s back…the Easter Bunny is real! “
Five years ago when our oldest, Jack, was 3, the Easter Bunny made a special delivery one Easter morning. He gave Jack his first bike (and I’ve been told that the Easter Bunny got a great deal on that little bike…)
A week or so later, Becky and I took Jack into a local pet store, but not just any pet store. As we were walking in, Jack’s eyes lit up. He went running over to a large cage sitting on the ground near the cash register. Inside the cage was a fluffy white rabbit. Jack turned to us with a huge smile and gave us the look, waiting for our approval to tell him that it was “OK” to pet him. As Jack crouched down to pet him, he got really close to the bunny and said a soft voice, “Thanks for my new bike Easter Rabbit.”
As a kid I, too, remember the Easter Bunny visiting our house. Each year with a helping “hand” from my parents. He would leave little hints to let us know that he was there. He would leave little Easter Bunny tracks all over the house. The bunny-tracks could be found all over the house- on the floor in the living room, in the kitchen, on the stairs, and even on the table.
Ok- so DO NOT tell the Easter Bunny that I told you this, but he told me once, that to make his tracks “stick” better, he likes to step into a little mixture of flour and water. He said that sometimes parents will try to mimic his tracks with their thumb and three fingers. How funny! (It actually looks exactly the same- parents will do anything to find out his tricks!) Just so you know- his tracks of flour/water are a little hard to clean up, but worth every smile.
The Easter Bunny likes to change things up on us. Ever since he saw the movie “HOP”, he has been leaving us Jelly Bean Treats around the house (If you haven’t seen this fun Easter Movie- the jelly beans are what HOP “leaves behind” after he’s eaten too much candy, if you catch my drift.
One thing that drives my wife crazy is when that Easter Bunny leaves a mess after he eats our carrots! He just leaves them with bite marks and he leaves the little carrot pieces all over our kitchen table. Our youngest son, Ethan told us “I know the Easter Bunny is real! See look at how he eats the carrots?”
Ps- It has to be the Easter Bunny, because there is no way “Mom and Dad” are than messy, wink-wink!
The thing that we like the most about when he visits, is that he leaves a note (that smells like candy or vanilla spray, since he is around candy all day long), reminding us about the real story of Easter and then we head off and find our hidden baskets – he always finds the best Easter basket stuffers!