Just a thought or two regarding the Easter Bunny:
During the last two weeks an Easter Bunny house has been on display at the mall. Like the Santa house at Christmas, the children can go to get a picture, this time with an enormous bunny … that never blinks. No wonder my children don’t want to go near it! My children will, of course, awake to the sight of little Easter Eggs adorning our kitchen and with great excitement tell everyone they meet how the “Easter Bunny came to our house.” I’m not about to “Ban the Bunny” but I wonder what purpose the Easter Bunny serves. Santa at least teaches children to “be good”, if only under the threat of empty stockings. The tooth fairy eases the pain of loosing your teeth with a promised reward, but an Easter Bunny? What do I find so weird?
First of all, the bunny lays eggs, yes, lays them, a trait not found in the rest of the species. (It is possible that the bunny only decorates and hides the eggs; but that would make him crafty, and strange.)
Secondly, while bunnies are, admittedly, very cute and even often seen in the spring time, they have very little to do with Easter. It could be the Easter Ground Hog for that matter.
I cannot think of any reason why an Easter Bunny would be appropriate for the season, can you? If you can, let me know.
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