Parents: how did you explain the bunny-easter connection to your kids?

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  1. badmouse

    badmouse Platinum Member

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    Easter: Jesus died, came back to life. Bunnies: symbol of spring, or fertility, or at least a great shape for a chocolate treat.

    explaining this wasn't one of my better parenting moments.

    How do you do it?

     
  2. Queasy

    Queasy Moderator<br>Console Gaming

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    First, I bite the head off of a chocolate bunny...
     
  3. AMDZen

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    Just tell them that Jesus IS the easter bunny, makes it easier
     
  4. KillyKillall

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    Bunnies = Candy
    Kids love candy....

     
  6. DaShen

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    It is pretty ridiculous how some Christians think that this is harmless even though it is pagan, yet halloween and all hallow's eve (are harmful).
     
  7. Looney

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    You want candy or not? STFU then.
     
  8. slayer202

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    umm, i don't see the need at all...my parents never tried to explain to me. i didn't know there was a logical explanation?
     
  9. JDrake

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    I got a time-out in kindergarten for saying the Easter bunny/Santa Claus weren't real :(
     
  10. xSauronx

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    mine never bothered with me either

    were going to church, and then youre eating chocolates. thats what i understood.

    my kids just know that right now, their chocolates look like delicious rabbits. but they dont know wht.
     
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    Same here...

    I don't remember ever getting an explanation of the connection. Or even being curious about it.
     
  13. DougK62

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    Just about everything Christian has its roots as something "pagan". Things change.

     
  14. KillyKillall

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    BAD CHRISTIAN! STRAIGHT TO HELL WITH YOU! j/k
     
  15. Drakkon

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    i dont have kids, but i told cousins that the easter bunny steals and eats the eggs that little children come from once every spring....children eggs are brightly colored and decorated.....but not too much different from chicken eggs.
    Thus we trick the easter bunny by leaving out chicken eggs or plastic eggs that are colored and once he goes to eat them he finds out they are fake and thus leaves them behind sometimes in very hidden locations as he likes to hide when eating children.
     
  16. thirdeye

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    This wins for the most random thing ever.
     
  17. DaShen

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    Exactly, it is just free candy. It plays no significance toward the actual story of Good Friday or Easter Sunday
     
  18. Kelemvor

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    Jesus died and was put in the tomb. Then the Easter Bunny came by spreading joy and giving chocoalte and eggs to people. All the joy from this brought Jesus back to life on the 3rd day.
     
  19. Pantoot

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    And then Jesus went on an egg eating rampage, which prompted everyone to color the eggs and hide them.

    This lesson brought to you by Carlos Mencia.

     
  20. ElFenix

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    don't forget celebrating the birth of jesus with a pagan ritual originally devoted to the solstice and mithras
     
  21. Injury

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    If kids even bother asking, just tell them that the Easter bunny just wants to help us celebrate Jesus' birthday. Just like there is a BIG cake when you go to Grandpa's birthday because he's important, everyone gets loads of candy on Jesus' birthday because he's super important!

    :D
     
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    We plan to explain it like this:

    Easter is a tradition with roots in Christian mythology. Candy, Easter eggs, and Easter baskets are part of that tradition and just for fun.
     
  23. EatSpam

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    heh.
     
  24. notfred

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    If a kid is old enough to need an explanation, then he's old enough to know that the Easter Bunny isn't real.
     
  25. BooGiMaN

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    rabbits have no opposable thumbs thus cannot hold easter baskets much less hand out eggs :p

    my kids never really bothered to ask about the easter bunny..and i didnt really tell them... they are pretty smart so i assume they take it as another symbol of easter like santa claus..

    they just know its like a party to celebrates jesus' ressurection