Saturday, March 26, 2005

No More Easter Bunny...

We don't do the Easter Bunny in our house (or Santa), but not for kooky reasons...just because I have the kind of kids that wouldn't go for it anyway. At two Justice said, "Mom we don't have a chimney and I know you went to Toys R Us". That's cool with me. Neither The Man or I ever believed in Santa or the Easter Bunny either --I guess we are more practical than fanciful. Though I refuse to admit to them there is no Tooth Fairy because she is the coolest of the all lies we tell our kids...

Anyway, kids that believe in the Easter Bunny may be confused this year (and certainly in years to come) as he too finds that he is not exempt from P.C. regulations. All over the country he is being renamed...'The Garden Bunny' and 'Baxter the Bunny' are two of the new names he received in malls in Florida. The Garden Bunny will be overseeing Plain old Egg Hunts. (source)

The Easter Bunny is a pagan symbol and maybe shouldn't have been called the 'Easter' Bunny from the beginning...but he was and that is how it has been for ages. Minority religions may push for changes like this now so their kids don't feel left out, but if changes like this effect one religion they will eventually reach them all. We will be a country with Winter Trees, Candle clusters and a Garden Bunny --but we won't be offending anyone...

(In a related and just as annoying story--People are mad at Russell Stover Candies for making chocolate crosses this Easter)

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