Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How to surprise a rabbit

Have you ever stopped to wonder about the sex of the Easter Bunny?

I never had. All those years of believing in the Easter Bunny, and it never occurred to me to wonder if it was a boy or a girl. In fact, without ever giving it any thought, I'm sure I grew up saying "he" and "him." Of course.

Then last week, my kids were all, "Mama, is the Easter Bunny a boy or a girl?"

I almost automatically said, "A boy." But I didn't. I paused.

(And also, I was thinking, it doesn't actually matter, because he or she is actually fictional, and yet we're going to perpetuate this weird lie about a giant bunny that travels the world to hide candy around your house for as long as you are willing to buy it...And when I stop to think about it, it is kind of creepy that a big rabbit sneaks in while we sleep. But then again, he or she does bring Cadbury eggs...)

So I said, "I have no idea. I've never seen the real Easter Bunny. What do you think?"

They weren't interested in speculating. What they were interested in was hatching a plan to find out.

Jordan decided that he would hide under the couch all night, and then when he saw the Easter Bunny, he'd ask.

India, on the other hand, was all. "I'm not going to ask. I'm going to jump out from under the table and check."



  1. LG art! India, hahahaha! Does she know how funny she is?!

    I didn't know the Easter bunny visited homes. I think my parents didn't have the energy to perpetuate another lie just a few short weeks after Christmas so they just said "Here's some candy. It's from us. Or your Grandparents" and we were all happy with that situation.

    1. She does not! And I hope she always stays this bold!

      I actually really like that idea. It's not anything that occurred to me. But it is nice. Here's some candy to celebrate Easter. Why does it have to come from a bunny?

  2. In my home country Germany the Easter Bunny is definitely a guy. But as he has help from his entire family, you'll never know if it isn't Mrs Easter Bunny or one of their many kids who's coming to your home.

    1. Oh, that's interesting! And makes more sense (I mean, considering the ridiculousness of a bunny delivering candy) than ONE rabbit covering the globe!

  3. I love your kids. I really do.

  4. I've trusted the "Here comes Peter Cottontail" song to be based on the real fictional candy scattering rabbit, and therefore have gone with "it's a boy rabbit."

    Speaking of your title...

    "How do you catch a unique rabbit?"
    "You 'neek up on it!"

    I'll show myself out.

    1. This is my favorite joke! I learned it in 7th grade and it's the only one joke I can tell without forgetting the punchline or otherwise messing up the delivery

    2. I don't know this joke but it's adorable!

      Heather, I'm also a punchline messer-upper, so jokes like this work very nicely for me!

    3. How do you catch a tame rabbit?

      Tame way, you 'neek up on it.


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