I'm in a bad mood today.
Someone called me and Phil "awful parents" yesterday.
And she said we were "abusive to our children".
Want to know why?
Because I told her that we didn't lie to our kids about the Easter Bunny.
We celebrate the story of the Resurrection (ahem...the real meaning of Easter) and we gather with family to feast! We also give our children baskets with candy and small gifts, and do an Easter Egg Hunt (or two) with their cousins.
So, I'm not sure what exactly our kids are missing out on. But in her mind, we are just awful parents because we don't say that the Easter Bunny comes hopping through our house, hiding eggs (why does a bunny have eggs, anyway?) and leaving gift baskets. When our kids ask about the Easter Bunny, we just tell them it's a story...we don't make a big deal out of it at all. We do the same with Santa, and our kids still talk about him like he's real.
Yup, we're "abusive" all right.