Dettol Mission for Health asked me to write an article on how to keep your little ones hopping mad for the Easter bunny. Below is a mere snippet, click HERE to read the full article.
Kids have got it good don’t they? Imagine living in a world in which a portly gentleman with a crack squad of flying reindeer comes to your house to personally deliver that new toy you’ve been hankering for. Imagine living in a world in which having dental problems is not going to cost you money it’s actually going to make you money and furthermore that money will be hand delivered by a sweet little fairy whilst you’re happily in the land of nod. As if all that’s not magical enough, once a year a bunny with access to copious amounts of chocolaty goodness is going to hop around your garden depositing perfectly formed chocolate eggs for you to gorge on…and for some reason your usually anti-chocolate parents seem perfectly happy to let this arrangement unfold.
As parents it’s our job to keep the magic of the Easter Bunny alive for as long as their imagination will allow because once the secrets out there is no going back. I have fond memories of frenzied Easter Egg Hunts taking place in our garden when I was young. Even as a 4 year old I recognised that our bunny had terrible taste in chocolate but he or she did throw an excellent hunt none the less. Our bunny left little bunny foot prints that we would track like a hunter stalking his prey. Our bunny left little clumps of bunny fur around the garden that suggested it might have been suffering from myxomatosis and probably didn’t have long to live. Our bunny found hiding places so obscure that the hunt would sometimes last for hours and require an interval for us hunters to replenish our blood sugar levels and enthusiasm. Our bunny made little nests from real twigs, leaves and feathers to house the eggs in.