I don’t know how it is for other families, but mine never seemed to try to convince me about the Easter Bunny.
I believed in Santa Clause, yes, but the parents seemed to try with that one, and succeeded, but trying to convince me that the Easter bunny was real…
The baskets with chocolate happened, appearing in the living room in the morning, but I remember finding the stash of chocolate to go into those baskets before.
Easter was a belief that walked hand in hand with the Tooth Fairy.
I would, when I lost a tooth, go up to Mom or Dad and present them with the tooth so that they could make sure that the money would happen.
If it was from them giving it to a fairy, I didn’t much care, but I wanted the money so I could either put it in my piggy bank or so I could buy pixie sticks or something.
I’m fairly certain that when hiding the plastic eggs that they had filled with chocolate, it was more for the game or it.
It wasn’t like having a number of gifts labeled “From Santa”, no, it was more like a way to earn the chocolate that would be split between me and my sisters, and then rationed throughout the next month to last.
It was a chance for Mom and Dad to sit back and have us search in ‘turns’ for an egg, yet another holiday that meant we were barred from the living room, it was a holiday that was sort of like Halloween except that you got the day off school and you didn’t have to walk for candy.
It was magical, for sure, and it still is now even when it’s going on about whose ‘turn’ it is to be the Easter Bunny in the house.
That meant that you were the one who went to Bulk Barn for the loot.
Quite possibly it was the overused picture of the cartoonized bunny hiding eggs in a field that made belief impossible. Our eggs were hidden in our living room. I never found eggs outside.
But, my rambling about a holiday with a magical being in it that we weren’t forced/cajoled into believing in aside, I want to know if anyone else had this?
Did anyone else joke like you’re actually 20 years older than your 7 year old self about the Easter Bunny having come?
Do you (if you’re a parent) try your best to feed this belief that a rabbit deposits chocolate for you once a year?
Just me being curious.
Oh, and Happy Easter 😀