Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Follow-up to the Easter faux pas

So, I think I am going to try and fix it. Is this sad?? I was so upset about it that I am going to try to play the "Mommy didn't know because she had never seen him" card. Ha. I can see Levi going for this. So Saturday morning, they will wake up to Easter baskets (which I kinda wanted to do anyway because I LOVED that growing up...I just don't think the Easter Bunny had anything to do with it). When they come and say, "Did you put that there?" I will say no, because technically George will. And if they ask George, he will say, "I didn't buy any of this stuff" because, technically, I will have bought everything. Do you think it will work? I know my kids aren't dumb, but I think that they are young enough that the magic will be better for them than the truth.

So, what do you think?? Will it work?? Should I even try it?? Or just chalk it up to a *SAD* lesson learned?


Sarah said...

Anna- I think they'll totally go for it. I did something similar to you. When Braxton was about 7 years old, he asked me if Santa and the Easter Bunny were real. He told me he didn't think they were because sleighs couldn't fly and how would a rabbit hold an Easter basket with no hands to carry it. I asked him if he really wanted to know and he said he did. So, I told him they weren't real and that Chris and I did everything. He SOBBED uncontrollably. I felt horrible. He was mourning the loss of Santa and the bunny.

He dropped it after that, but this Christmas, he decided they are real. He said that if he didn't believe in them, then they wouldn't be real. He is 9 now, and I think he just so badly wants to believe. All his younger siblings still believe. I'm glad the magic can still live for him even though deep down I think he knows they aren't real.

We do the baskets and stuff on Saturday and call it Easter Bunny Day so we don't take away from Easter on Sunday.

Candi Criddle said...

I recommend the book "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" Best. Book. Ever.
Makes me more okay with Easter Bunnies.

Abbey said...

Go for it! I think it is just so sweet when kids "believe" in the holiday "people". Then again, it is a lot of work...

But I'm with you...I loved the Easter basket stuff when I was little.

Emily said...

I think you should do it. They'll totatlly believe you and you didn't even have to break your "no lying" rule.

You will have a great easter and your kids will believe even more in the magic!