When I think of the Easter Bunny, I come up with an image like the one below. A fun and cute cuddly bunny that brings chocolate and eggs and prizes to you while you sleep! A bunny who cares for children all around the world and spends a whole year like Santa preparing for delivery day. I can personally remember being just as excited for the Easter Bunny as I was Santa!
I figured that since Brayden was finally old enough to really realize what was going on, I would take him to the mall to get to see the Easter Bunny up close! We had it planned for a Saturday and planned to leave early in the morning, (I had a secret agenda, I was gonna shop). I even went the day before and bought Brayden an awesome Easter outfit to wear for his picture!
When we got there, we were early enough the line was not very long. As soon as Brayden got to see the Easter Bunny, he grabbed a hold of my leg and through his tears screamed at the top of his lungs, “I AM NOT GOING TO SEE DAT BUNNY! NO MOMMA NO MOMMA!” I think Brayden seen the Easter Bunny like this picture!
I picked him up and gave him the best protective mama bear hug and told him that the Easter Bunny was going to come and see him and bring him all kinds of candy! Brayden replied, “I DON’T WRANT ANY CANDY FROM DAT FING!” His sobs were so loud we were drawing quite the attention from others who had gathered to see that bunny. I decided that it was time for us to leave.
When we got home, he was still in shock. Easter was still a week away. On Easter eve, Bradyen made Anthony, (his dad), check all the doors and windows to make sure they were locked so the Easter Bunny could not come in our house. After he had fallen asleep I hid Brayden’s Easter basket in the dryer so that he wouldn’t freak out without us awake if he found it on the table. That morning he came hopping back to my room with a huge grin and said, “Da Easter Bunny wras not here mom!” I got up and told him we should hunt for his basket just in case he had brought him something special.
Upon reaching the dryer, I gave Anthony a hopeful look that Brayden would be accepting of his basket. When Brayden opened the dryer door, he let out a loud scream and slammed the door shut! He ran out of the laundry room screaming, “HE POUND ME! HE POUND ME!” and shut himself in his room. It took at least 20 minutes to calm Brayden down to where he could even breathe. I think that we shall try this again next year. This next time we will not even go close to a person dressed up as the bunny!