Hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way
When I took these pictures two years ago, I thought it would be the last time I’d be able to convince David to wear bunny ears.
What I didn’t know then was that my little boy loves accessories. He doesn’t mind — and even requests — hats, sunglasses, suspenders, and belts.
One day after his nap I made a small Easter egg hunt for him in the front yard. I told him about it and he got this giant basket and I put on the ears and tail and he didn’t ask any questions.
He loved the Easter egg hunt, especially when he discovered that the eggs had jelly beans in them.
[Side note, David has always been in the top 90% for height and weight, but that shirt is 18-24 months, and he wore it two years ago in his 11-month update.]
He ate the jelly beans before looking for the next egg. Then, in a rare moment of big brother generosity, he re-hid the eggs for Mary Virginia. But first he explained that the jelly beans were all gone.
Initially, I bought two sets of bunny ears but only one bunny tail. David was excited to wear the ears at the store, but I thought there was NO WAY I could get that bunny tail on him. Then when I put it on Mary Virginia, the tail became the most coveted item in our house. David installed a tracker in it so anytime his sister got near it, an alarm would go off.
I went back to the store and got another one. And, David was right, it’s cuter if they’re both wearing bunny tails.
Since this was such a success, I have huge expectations for next year. I might up the ante and get bunny noses and whiskers and tell them to hop around the yard holding hands.
Just to make sure they’ll wear everything, I’ll say something like, “No, Mary Virginia, you may not wear that bonnet and hold that lily, those are DAVID’S.”
Because nothing makes kids want something like being told they have to share it.
Hippity, hoppity, happy Easter day.