The "Beaster Bunny"….

I had no idea that Easter had become such a big deal until I started blogging. My news feed is literally filled with pictures of hand-made wicker baskets, lovingly created, housing beautifully painted eggs, Fair Trade chocolate buttons and cutesy little chicks, made, hours later, from woollen pom-poms and pipe cleaners. I have read countless posts on how to lay the perfect Easter dinner table, embroider your very own Easter bunting, depicting the story of Christ and the feast of The Last Supper nonetheless, how to perfect a show stopping Easter bonnet and a whole host of meticulously planned crafts, activities and tea parties.

And so when it comes to failing so spectacularly (or should that be speggtacularly….*groan*…) at Easter, not only have I planned none of the above but I have, quite possibly, ruined Easter……FOREVER!!!

This week it became apparent that Eva is terrified of the Easter bunny. For a child who is equally scared of Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy, this was of course to be expected. On leaving nursery on Wednesday we were told by Eva’s teacher that the Easter Bunny had been and left an egg for her in the garden. And the look on her face was one of pure horror!! When we eventually found the egg, a task which was massively hindered by the fact that Eva would not release her vice like grip from around my leg, she refused to even touch it, let alone eat it. Such was the fear!

“You know, there’s nothing to be afraid of,” I told her, with a mouthful of CrΓ¨me egg, as we walked home, “The Easter Bunny is really friendly!”.

“Have you met him?” she asked me, eyeing me suspiciously.

“Well no,” I admitted, “But I have seen a picture and he is so cute!”

“Could I see a picture of him too, Mummy?” she asked me bravely, holding onto my hand so very tightly. And I told her that yes, as soon as we got home I would show her a photo on the computer.

And so in we went, computer on and she climbed up onto my knee, her little heart beating against my chest whilst I consulted Google, the font of all knowledge. “Picture of the Easter Bunny” I typed in, congratulating myself on such an eggcellent (sorry, I can’t help myself!) idea, as a screen full of Easter Bunnies popped up.

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“Look Eva!” I told her, “The bunny comes and brings chocolate eggs for you!” And yet she screwed her eyes tightly shut and refused to look.

“How does he walk?” she whispered, “I don’t like him to walk!”

“Oh he doesn’t walk,” I told her, “He hops!” And I quickly scrolled through any images of two legged bunnies.

“But is he wearing clothes?” she asked me, still turning her little face away, “I don’t want him to be wearing clothes!”

“Nope, no clothes!” I told her, “Just soft, fluffy fur!” and I bypassed the images of garishly dressed bunnies, ridiculously clad in three piece suits and fluorescent bow ties.

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“But how does he carry the eggs?” she continued to quiz me, burrowing her face into my chest.

“He puts them all in his basket and carries it in his mouth!” I explained.

“Does he have teeth??” she whimpered, her body stiffening in fear.

“No darling, the Easter Bunny does not have teeth!” I told her.

“And you promise me he isn’t scary?” she asked, visibly relaxing as I desperately scrolled through the images to find a bunny that wasn’t standing on two legs, that wasn’t wearing any clothes, had his eggs in a basket, did not have teeth nor appeared scary.

“I promise you that he isn’t scary.” I told her, and at that moment, Eva decided that she was finally brave enough to open her eyes and turn and look at the screen, right at the moment when, out of hundreds of thousands of images, I clicked on this monstrosity….

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And that my friends, is how you ruin your childs Easter, forever.

Wishing you all a very Hoppy (I’m not even sorry!) Easter!!!

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58 Comments

  1. March 25, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Sorry I know the poor girl is traumatised but I just snorted out loud at this πŸ˜‚ . #FabFridayPost

    • March 25, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Haha I know, you just couldn’t make it up! Of all the bunnies!! Bless her, she’s really panicking about Sunday, I’m going to have to come up with something before then!! xx

        • March 26, 2016 / 9:39 am

          No she hasn’t?? Is it about the Easter bunny??? Xx

          • March 26, 2016 / 9:41 am

            Yes, nice silly one for Easter and may help??

          • March 26, 2016 / 9:44 am

            I will look it up now! Thanks for the tip off!! πŸ‡xx

  2. March 25, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, that is horrifying! Poor Eva (but this did make me laugh. A lot) Lucy x

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Haha it couldn’t have been any worse could it?! Thanks for reading! Xx

  3. March 25, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Oh my god!! Poor Eva, that’s truly terrifying (although a bit funny…!) I am with you about not realising that Easter was such a big deal. I just eat a lot of chocolate! Great read as always. #StayClassy

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I know right? Since when did people get a TREE and decorate it for Easter?? I’ve seen full on houses decorated! My kids will get some eggs that I have thrown in the trolley at Tesco and that’s the extent of it! I do feel like I have failed at Easter though!! Thanks for reading!! Xx

  4. min1980
    March 25, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Oh. My. God. What even IS that last one? Terrifying! Hopefully when she sees all the chocolate eggs she gets to eat all that fear will be forgotten! #StayClassy

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:36 am

      HAHA I know!!! Why would google put that in with the fluffy bunnies??? Why??! It’s scared ME let alone my four year old!! Fingers crossed the chocolate softens the blow, if not…I’ll gladly help her out with the disposal of her eggs!! Xx

  5. March 25, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Oh no, even I’m scared of that! Eva sounds like me as a child and my youngest. We saw some birds of prey at a hotel in NY and he was so frightened of the most beautiful owls. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Haha I know! I was horrified! There is was in 32inch colour, my poor Eva!! Of all the pictures!! I think a lot of children are similar, and I’ll be honest with you, I’m scared of birds of prey too! I always think they are going to swoop down and sink their claws into my head!! Don’t tell your youngest that though!! Thanks for hosting! Xx

  6. Kirsty Reynolds
    March 25, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    I feel your pain, my daughter is terrified of everything. I had to hold her hand and run past Thorntons today while she kept her eyes shut as there was a bunny handing out chocolate and she’s 8. She has made me promise that I’ll never take her to Disneyland apparently it’s her worst nightmare!

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Aww bless her! But yes! That is SO like Eva!! Anything in costume and she has a meltdown, there was a “monkey” at a recent kids party we went to and she almost lost the plot! I suppose they are a little bit scary, I just wish she was a tiny bit braver!! Thanks for reading!! Xx

  7. March 26, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Hi Laura, now that bunny is big and ugly enough to scare me too! It looks like something out of a Stephen King film! It’s a shame Eva is scared of the little things that make childhood magical, hope she grows out of it one day, but until then don’t go showing any more pictures!… I’m having visions of present pinching Father Christmas and a tooth extracting Tooth Fairy!

    xx

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:26 am

      Haha I know!! Why would that even be on Google images!! Of all the pictures she could have seen, talk about bad timing!! I haven’t mentioned it today, don’t want her awake all night worrying, will just see how she reacts in the morning to the chocolate eggs….😬 Happy Easter Debs! Xx

  8. Christie @ Monkey Smiles
    March 26, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Oh this made me laugh. Quite loud actually. Isn’t it funny how the harder we try to get our kids to accept “fun” traditions, the worse we make it for them? My son was terrified that a stranger (Santa Clause) was going to be in his house when all of us were sleeping. I can see how these mystical creatures can be quite traumatizing! Good luck and no more pictures! πŸ™‚

    • March 26, 2016 / 9:25 am

      Haha most definitely no more pictures!! πŸ˜‚ My kids hated the idea of Santa Claus too, last year the girls actually lay down on the floor and cried when they saw their presents on Christmas morning! Sometimes I wonder why we bother?! At least if she won’t eat her eggs tomorrow I can help her out!! 😜 Thanks for reading!! Xx

  9. jermbarnes
    March 26, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Thats really funny. Mine’s old enough now that I could amuse myself by showing her that picture. Bad daddy

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Haha that’s the perks of being a parent isn’t it, winding up your kids?! Thanks for reading! xx

      • March 29, 2016 / 6:32 pm

        It was a pretty funny reaction. Thankfully karma decided to let that one go and there weren’t any nightmare repercussions

        • March 29, 2016 / 6:32 pm

          Haha bonus!! πŸ‘πŸ»

  10. March 26, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Hahah! Loving the puns. I have to admit, I’m a little terrified of the Beaster Bunny now lols. From her perspective, he sounds horrible, big teeth, walking around like humans with dungarees on. The cartoony photo is even a little scary! It doesn’t matter if she’s not into it, they’re silly traditions anyway!

    Thanks for linking up with #StayClassy!

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Haha he really is super scary! It doesn’t even make sense does it, an over sized bunny bringing chocolate eggs?! She forgot all about it this morning when she saw the chocolate, phew!! xx

  11. March 26, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I don’t think we ever did the whole Easter bunny thing here? Actually my kids have never mentioned the Easter bunny at all, my bad?!! This year they are getting new duvet covers from me instead of the 10 eggs they tend to get from the rest of the family. Happy Easter. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      It’s not something we ever “did” either but nursery made a big deal of it and it seems to have become almost as big a deal as Father Christmas this year! I’ve seen people leaving out carrots and snacks for the bunny last night and thought it must be Christmas!! Bonkers!!! xx

  12. March 26, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    I too was afraid of the Easter bunny when I was little, this unknown ‘thing’ that nobody could actually tell me what looked like. Fortunately Google images wasn’t around then! #justanotherlinky

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Haha good job hey! Some things are best left to our imagination!!! xx

  13. March 26, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Oh dear. It’s inevitable that some comedian will see fit to make dark versions of beloved characters. Didn’t safe search catch that one?

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one baffled by Easter fuss. Eat eggs in amounts overwhelming, eat roast, the end. Christmas is bad enough and now Easter is part of the Pinterest unrealistic expectation treadmill. Ugh…

    Hope the nightmares subside soon.

    #justanotherlinky

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Happy Easter! I hope you have enjoyed your eggs and roast dinner! We failed on the roast, I forgot that Tesco wouldn’t be open today so instead we’ve rang for a take out….oops! xx

      • March 27, 2016 / 4:45 pm

        Take out sounds amazing. I’m still washing up from the roast. And peeling the children from the ceiling…

        Happy Easter!

  14. Laura Quinn
    March 26, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry but I abso laughed out loud a lot at that! Poor Eva though. I managed to ruin Easter by leaving it till athursday to buy Easter eggs to find out everywhere in our local shopping centre had sold out and I had no time to go into town centre!! So lots of creme eggs, mini eggs and other generally Easter themed sweets will just have to do lol

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Haha well at least I’m not the only one who failed at Easter this year! I hope that the crΓ¨me eggs went down a treat!! xx

  15. March 26, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Hahaha! That’s hilarious! Of all the images to stumble upon?! She’ll laugh about it with you one day ;)| xx

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:30 pm

      Haha yes one day! Albeit a long, long, lonnnnnnng time from now!! Oops! xx

  16. March 27, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    That’s horribly funny and may also give me nightmares…

    • March 27, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Me too!! Horrific! Who even dreams up images like that?! xx

  17. Nige
    March 27, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Sorry but I did laugh poor girl sure she will get over it though thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Haha I think the chocolate softened the blow! Thanks for hosting! xx

  18. March 27, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Pah haha! Oh dear! Can’t help, but laugh! I hope your daughter is ok! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      Hehe thank you, probably in dire need of therapy but other than that, all fine here! Thanks for reading!! xx

  19. Babies and Balderdash
    March 27, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Haha that’s hilarious! Easter not really been big in our house but they do so much stuff at nursery you can’t help but make bonnets and go on a hunt! Definitely making it like Xmas next year with a tree and everything! #fabfridaypost

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      We escaped the bonnet saga this year but I know they do it in reception class next year, I am surfing pinterest as we speak! There’s just so much pressure to keep up isn’t there? I need to step up my game! Thanks for reading! xx

  20. March 28, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Haha brilliant! Our little one is scared of any cartoon character dressed up at a party…Sorry she’s a bit scared but this post made me laugh lots πŸ™‚ xx #momsterslink

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      Yes!!! Mine too!! There’s no way we would ever be able to do Disney, she would have a full on melt down! Ah well, saves us a few thousand pounds! Thanks for reading. xx

  21. March 28, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Oh this is brilliant – sorry too for laughing, I hope your little one is ok and gets over her fear. There’s definitely something about the life-size characters that scares them as my girl is the same x #momsterslnk

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      I couldn’t help but laugh, as terrorised as she was, the look on her face was priceless! Ooops!! Thanks for reading!! xx

  22. anywaytostayathome
    March 28, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I’m sorry I shouldn’t laugh but that picture is truly horrific! My son who is on my lap enjoying reading with me, is now happily singing, oops bad babbit, oh no babbit baaaad.

    • March 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Haha oh no!! It really IS a baaaaad babbit, my poor girl is scarred for life!! Ha! xx

    • March 30, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      It’s horrific isn’t it? Who even creates these images?!! Thanks for reading!! xx

  23. March 30, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    There is something sinster about the Easter bunny but like others recommend Hop X #twinklyTuesday

    • March 30, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      We watched it on Easter Sunday!! Eva was transfixed, I think that she assumed that he was about to morph into the Beaster Bunny at any minute!!! Thanks for reading! xx

  24. March 31, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I didn’t even take my kids to see the Easter Bunny…am I a bad mommy. We dyed eggs the day before and then I hid them outside the night before and the damn dog ate the majority of them! Yep that’s how you ruin Easter lol. Thanks so much for linking up with #momsterslink. Always enjoy having you!

  25. April 1, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Oh dear!! That is when mr google isn’t our friend. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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