Sunday, April 16, 2006

The End of Innocence

Today is Easter, 2006. J, who is six, figured out the Santa Claus/Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy scam a few days ago. I think it had been bothering him since he got a personal letter from the North Pole right before Christmas (courtesy of his Grandmother). It struck him as odd that SC had time to write him personally, what with all the toy building, list checking, etc. A few weeks ago, a personal letter from the Easter Bunny arrived. Now he's had trouble with the easter bunny before. I mean, who wouldn't? It's such a bizarre story to tell kids. And the redeeming value? Don't see one. At least with Santa, you get the "spirit of giving."

So, a few days ago, he asks M about it. "Does the Easter Bunny REALLY hide the eggs and bring the candy? Or is it mommies and daddies?"

M, not wanting to lie to him for obvious reasons, just asked what he thought. "I think it's mommies and daddies."

So there you have it. He wasn't even upset about it. Personally, I think the story was always a stretch, since rabbits don't have opposable thumbs. It should be the Easter Monkey. Makes just as much sense.


Twigs said...

I just got invited to a friends Greek Easter celebration. Roast a lamb on the spit, holler OPA! over and over again. They don't even recognize the easter bunny, or the easter monkey. Greeks 2, Romans 0 (the romans were the ones who killed Jesus in the first place weren't they?)

Twigs said...

I recommended the easter monkey to my greek buddy and he said "cool, maybe he could fling shit at the kids instead of eggs!" Can't wait for the party this weekend!