Ah, the excitement of waking up on Easter morning! The anticipation of searching for hidden eggs and baskets filled with candy and toys. It's a feeling we'll always cherish, and one that we hope to pass on to our own children.

But for how long do we allow this carrot-breathed heathen to enter our homes unchecked?

Seriously.  What's the right age?  Like, is 11 ok?


The History of the Easter Bunny

Believe it or not, the Easter Bunny's origins date back to 16th-century Germany. Back then, it was a symbol of new life and fertility. German immigrants later brought the tradition to the United States in the 1700s, and it's been a beloved part of Easter celebrations ever since.

Actually, another story I heard says it goes back to ancient pagan rituals celebrating the arrival of spring.

Then again..someone mentioned that it has something to do with the German goddess Eostre, who was often depicted with a hare.

But regardless of its origins, the Easter Bunny has become a beloved symbol of the holiday.

Easter bunny watching the egg hunt

The Truth about the Easter Bunny

As our little ones grow up, they start to question the "origin" of the Easter Bunny. There's no one better than a parent to fill in all the blank spots.  Certainly, not some weird writer on the internet.

Newport Centre / Facebook
Newport Centre / Facebook

Let the Magic of the Holidays Continue

In the end, there's no right or wrong way to handle this situation. In the meantime, I say ride it out.  We only have so many years to give our kids an amazing childhood.

So, let's raise a glass of carrot juice (or maybe something stronger!) and toast to the adventures that await us on this parenting journey.

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