The Easter Bunny Is Not Part Of The Compact

by Katy on October 15, 2008 · 4 comments


I was driving my ten-year-old son to school this morning. He took the opportunity of some back seat time to ruminate on life’s big mysteries.

“How do people know the Easter bunny is a rabbit?”

To which I answered,

“I don’t know.”

(This, technically is true. As I don’t know how Easter became a holiday about a rabbit with eggs.)

“I know he’s not you, because I got a note with a drawing on it once.”

(The boy has a point, as I am kind of a crappy artist.)

“How do you know that drawing wasn’t done by someone else?”


“Well, I know you’re not the Easter bunny, because my toys always comes in their packaging!”

So there you go. The set-in-stone logic of a child. Mom is part of The Compact, and only buys used, so she can’t possibly be the Easter bunny.

Game. Set. Match.

Any more of life’s great mysteries to be solved? ‘Cause I’m on a roll.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary C October 16, 2008 at 6:51 am

Thank you so much for my morning chuckle.

BTW…do you think people know it’s a rabbit because it’s called ‘Bunny’? I’m just sayin’…


Crafty Green Poet October 18, 2008 at 11:19 am

I love the child’s logic in this, very sweet and amusing….

Mary makes a good point about the bunny too…


BohoBelle October 19, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Just FYI.

I believe the bunny and egg were originally part of ancient festivals where they celebrated spring and new life (thus rabbit and egg). Now days we have the Christian festivals, but still the ‘left over’ from centuries ago; now marketed as the Easter Bunny and Chocolate Easter Eggs.

As a child I also remember philosophising about Xmas. I wondered why, if Santa lived at the North Pole with his workshop, all the toys came with stickers saying; Made in China. LOL


magpie November 16, 2008 at 2:58 am

bit late in commenting on this subject but the rabbit was originally the hare which was seen as a magical animal in ancient times that went a bit loopy in the spring – mad march hare. madness was seen as a spiritual situation where creatures or people were touched by the gods. the eggs are to do with fertility and life and again were thought to be magical as the chicken was ‘born twice’ – first with the egg and then hatched from the egg. the word easter comes from an ancient teutonic goddess called Eostara – a fertility goddess celebrated in the spring for new life and the fertility of the earth/crops etc.


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