Once again the Easter Bunny made an appearance at my house this year and it was a hit. It's awesome how a modest Easter basket is greeted as if it's made of gold and cherished as if it descended from above.
However, this Easter was different than in year's past. Usually it's been myself waking up the kids to announce the Easter Bunny has made a visit, but this year my oldest delivered the good news to us -- before dawn had fully broken. I'll give her credit, it was light outside -- barely, but the she didn't discover her basket for another 45 minutes.
Peter Cottontail hid some eggs around our living room and shook things up this year and left the kids' baskets in their rooms. I can only assume, since I don't know him personally, he thought they would find them upon waking and begin the day with a thrill.
My duo was happy with just shaking some eggs, nibbling on jellybeans and talking about "how great Easter is." Of course this declaration was uttered before finding their baskets.
Once the baskets were discovered and found to be filled with a few cosmetic items from the flick "Hop" and a miniature tea set, Easter was going strong and I'm sure the Easter Bunny was feeling good. Then the inevitable happened.
After consuming a good amount of sugar during breakfast, my kids ears began to fail during lunch and Easter turned "stinky" in one of their words. I know the Easter Bunny didn't take it personally; realizing it was that toxic concoction of jellybeans, hollow Easter bunnies and Butterfinger eggs doing the talking.
After a quick nap, order was restored and Easter was again a happy time for all.
Also, make sure you don't leave your colored Easter eggs on a stand where the family pet has access to. If you're ever approached and asked how many hard-boiled eggs a Jack Russell Terrier can consume, I can assure you it's at least four. We're still on the hunt for two MIA eggs, but I bet I know where they are.