Blame it on the Easter Bunny
Apr 17, 2011
I kind of miss hiding Easter eggs for the kids. It was always fun to see them get so excited when they’d find and open all those colorful little plastic (we didn’t use real eggs) shells to see what sweet treat waited inside. (We never had enough eggs to hold all the candy so I got all the extras!) Of course as they got older I had to be trickier about where I’d hide them. They knew all the usual spots so the game had to move outdoors. Like a pack of hound dogs on the trail of an escaped prisoner the kids would eventfully locate them all. One year I decided (without the approval of my wife) that instead of filling the eggs with candy I would write little words of wisdom on slips of paper (sort of like fortune cookies) and place them inside. I thought the kids would get a big kick out of it but as soon as the first egg was discovered and cracked open I know I blew it. There was no smile as one of the kids read aloud his “lucky” Easter fortune: “Why are you looking in here when the real joy in life is spending time with your family?”, or “Brush after every meal”, or “Too much candy is bad for your teeth.”To say the kids were disappointed would have been an understatement. I think the only thing worse would have been to tell them there was no Easter Bunny at all and that certainly wasn’t going to happen. I mean, come on...without the Easter Bunny who else would I have had to blame?
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