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Apr 24, 2011

My Role As Easter Bunny Is Over

Well I would love to wish everybody a Happy Easter.  Did the Easter Bunny come?

I have to say I have been chomping on mini Easter eggs all day!  Not heaps but more than I should, but hey it's Easter!

It has been kind of a sad Easter for me.  This year was my last year playing Easter bunny!  (unless by some miracle I have another baby, but can't see that happening, but never say never right).  When we were away on vacation a couple of weeks ago we had a situation occur that started the ball rolling on my son losing his belief in all of those magical things we believe in as a child.  Easter Bunny, Santa and the Tooth Fairy!

Just before we went away on vacation, my son lost a tooth.  He took it away with him and I completely forgot about it.  A few days later my son was in his room in our vacation home and said "Mum, I think that tooth I lost the other day was an adult tooth".  I told him that it wasn't an adult tooth and he then said "it has to be, I've left it out for the tooth fairy for 3 nights and she didn't come".  OOOOHHHHH NOOOOO!  I forgot about the tooth!!!!! I explained that she may not realise where he is as he isn't at home and maybe he just do a shout out and let he know that you are here.  So that night, he put his tooth out again for the tooth fairy.  Can you believe it!  I woke up the next morning and had completely forgotten about that tooth AGAIN!  So I snuck into my son's room, he was still asleep and I took the tooth and left the money.

About half an hour later my son appeared as we were sitting outside having tea (I love green tea) and reading the paper and asked which one of us took his tooth!  Well we explained that we didn't take it, it would have been the tooth fairy, me knowing full well that I had snuck in there about half an hour earlier.  He said that he knew one of us did it as he had woken up just before and the tooth was still there, then he shut his eyes for a few minutes to doze again and then the tooth was gone so he knew it was one of us!  OH NO, Game Over!

So he knew, I admitted later in the day that I had in fact taken the tooth and yes I was the tooth fairy after his constant badgering.  There was just no point in keeping it going, he knew I had done it and he is old enough now and I am surprised it has taken so long for him to find out the truth.

I was so sad, my little boy was growing up.  He questioned me about Easter Bunny and Santa as well but I am not sure that he completely knew about them.  I think in some little way he wanted to hold on to them and believe that they were real, even though another part of him was telling him that they were probably not real too.

So last night.  I told him to go to bed or Easter Bunny wouldn't come.  He just said, "Yeah Right" and had a laugh "She will".  Then he proceeded to tell me that he had found my Easter Bunny stash in the cupboard, he had found my hiding place, which I have used for years and years for Easter, Christmas, Birthdays.  Its a cupboard nobody goes to, until now!  So he found my Easter eggs, he knew the bunny was not real and I was really sad.  I told him to go to bed or "the bunny" real or not, would not come, LOL.  He scurried off to bed and went to sleep.  I then did my Easter bunny duties and put the chocolate eggs and bunnies under the Easter tree (yes we have an Easter Tree, it's a little tree with just branches and we cover it in hanging cute coloured Easter eggs, bunnies and any other Easter decorations we have).

Last night was my last night as Easter Bunny.  It's all over and it's very sad.  So I have drowned my sorrows in little chocolate eggs, LOL.

Anyway I hope everybody has been having a great Easter long weekend.

Thanks for sharing my journey.....

7 comments:

  1. Very nice Bunny adventure. Following you, please follow back.
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  2. My son is 11 and he knows which makes me sad but we have told him not to ruin it for his sister who is 6. He is pretty good about it. I think he knows that if he does spill the beans then he won't get a thing and that is for all holidays!

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  3. awww at least you had your years of fun :)

    glad I found you, I'm on the same weight battle, we can do it online together!

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  4. My 2 year old isn't really even into that stuff yet, but I plan on making it special for as long as it lasts! But... all good things must come to an end, I suppose. Glad you handled it with a smile :)

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  5. made me cry like a baby

    thanks for sharing

    I went through this 18 years ago and will go through it again maybe in the next year or if I am lucky two more years.

    peace to you and yours,
    Pam

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  6. Awww.... such a sweet story! My son is four and we've never even really told him there's an Easter bunny... he just knows he gets stuff on Easter. But someday the time will surely come when he will question us about Santa, and I am REALLY dreading that day. I can totally sympathize!

    Oh, and thank you for following me! I am now following you too! Love and blessings to you and yours!

    Smiles, Jenn
    Misadventures in Motherhood

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  7. I have forgotten a few times to get the tooth and was almost caught the last time. I would have had to tell my son too. He is 8 and my daughter is 11 and they still believe in Santa. I think this may be my daughter's last year though because the kids talk about it at school. If she asks again I may have to tell her so she doesn't ruin it for my son. If only they could stay little :)

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