As my oldest daughter, LaLa, was opening her Easter basket, she looked up at me with a deep level of concern on her face. This is not a new happening at my house. She questions everything. This kid is quite smart and you can rarely get anything past her. She held up a plastic baggie containing malted milk chocolate Easter egg candy, inspected it again, and then asked "Does the Easter Bunny have Ziploc bags?"
"Of course he does honey!"
For the record, the Easter Bunny also doesn't believe in using plastic grass in the baskets, or putting hard boiled eggs in the basket (who wastes perfectly good eggs that could be used for egg mayo (egg salad) sandwiches?), giving the kids more candy than they can eat in a couple of days or Peeps.
Are there any white lies you tell your kids about holiday critters or am I the only one?
I'm not above using Santa and the Easter bunny as good behavior motivators - chocolate carrots and sticks can be quite effective sometimes.
When the Teenager was younger she once queried the fact that Father Christmas seemed to have bought a lot of the presents from M&S, "why didn't he make them himself?". Oops.
I do wonder when I will get caught up in my white lies, but the children dont have the Easter Bunny thing, they know that we organise egg hunts and that they get an egg from their Nanna. I dread the time they question Father Christmas
Not sure if the 3yo truly believes there's an Easter Bunny or not, but...She and Daddy got up early this Easter and apparently she wanted to look for eggs right away-and couldn't find any. I did tell her this year that he'd left me a note with some eggs for her. The note (supposedly) said that since rain was expected he'd like me to hide her eggs once it was nice so they didn't get all yucky. Actually, the "bunny" was too tired from the vigil Mass to even think about filling the eggs before going to sleep.
When my kids were coming up (in the dark ages)they believed anything I told them about the mythical dieties that visited at certain times of the year. They were totally awestruck and it was heaven to watch them.
Haha I have all this to come! :)
You are of course the only one!!
Love it. We do not even bother pretending about the Easter Bunny here, one less thing for me to tie myself up in knots about.
Cheers Mich x
Ha ha! Classic! We will be telling white lies all over the place about Santa, Easter Bunny etc. They're only young for such a short time. I don't remember feeling cheated when I found out Father Christmas wasn't real... just more grown up.
The two most oft-used lies I tell my 2-yr-old are: We're nearly home, and I'm just coming - I'll be one minute, I've just got one more plate left to wash...
Because I didn't want to go ahead with the easter egg hunt until the day was sunny and the grass was dry, I said the easter bunny called me on my mobile and said he'd be a bit delayed because he hadn't realised we were at grandma's, so he was hopping his way over from London...unbelievably they bought it.
"I can see you!"
"I know what you're doing!"
THose kind of white lies lol?
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