Trinity asked me tonight if the Easter bunny is real. Of course, my 4 year old is sitting right there and at his age I didn’t want to spoil things yet. So, I danced around the question for as long as possible!
I asked her what she thought. (She’s 8 btw and in 3rd grade) She said she thinks he’s real, but I could hear the unsure in her voice and her eyes looked like she was ready to cry! Ok, I said, what brings this question up then? Her friends at school said he wasn’t real, that it’s the parents that put out the candy and hide the eggs. What did you say to them I asked. She said she told them there’s no way the parents can put the candy out at night and hide the eggs because they are in bed sleeping! Ha, that made me laugh! To be that innocent again to think that everyone is asleep all night long. If only! I asked her what they thought of Santa. Oh, they believe in him because he’s magic, but the Easter bunny is something made up. They don’t believe in the tooth fairy either apparently. Trinity still does because of some sly workings of my husband! He really saved the day that time! The more she told me about what her friends were saying the more it sounds like they’ve been having this debate for awhile.
At what age did you figure it out? What age did your kids figure it out? Did you tell them or did they put 2 and 2 together? I don’t remember what age I was, but I remember that it was Christmas morning and as we opened presents I noticed that Santa’s writing and Grandma’s writing sure looked the same! I started to say something to my mom and she gave me the “shhh” and head shake because my younger brother was right there. Ahhhh I said to myself, but I wasn’t disappointed. I smiled and thought no big deal and as long as my brother still believes I’ll keep getting extra presents! I hope my daughter isn’t disappointed about it all and realizes that we can still do all the fun stuff at each holiday. I guess time will tell. Let’s just hope I make it through this weekend