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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kids Say the Darndest Things~ Easter Edition

On Wednesday I took my 9 1/2 year old Sweet Boy on our annual pilgrimage to see the Easter Bunny. As his sister is 22 years old I have had many visits with this well suited furry friend. Keep their ages in mind as I now tell you a story. Young egg collectors should not read any further.

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After our visit to the Easter Bunny my son and I walked back to the car and got in. Before I started the engine I heard: “So mom, I have a question.” “Yes?” I replied. “The Bunny Man (as my small guy affectionately calls him) is he… is he like… you or dad?” My heart fell. But how I parent is that if my children ask, then I am always honest. I turned around to look at him in the backseat. “Yes.” I said. This was met with silence and looking down at his hands. “Are you ok? I asked.” “I’m worried.” came the reply. “What are you worried about?” I questioned. “Do I still get a basket and get to go on the egg hunt on Saturday?” he inquired. “Do you still want to go on egg hunts?” I asked. “Yes, I do.” he said. “Then I will happily take you. But in the spirit of love and giving, which is what the Easter Bunny is about, we must keep the special secret to ourselves and not tell those who might still believe.” I said. “Oh yes! I wouldn’t tell. I will keep the secret.” he said. Then came a very earnest and heartfelt look on his face.

“Mom, does Sissy know?”

I somehow managed to keep a straight face and answer.

“Yes. Your sister knows.”

“Man, she is REALLY good at keeping secrets.”

No comment.

For another Easter story I told about love and the ultimate sacrifice go here.

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Happy Easter to you all,

Laura

35 comments :

stampdiva said...

Hi Laura
A very Happy Pink Saturday and also a Happy Easter.
Wishes
Lynne

Mildred said...

What an adorable conversation! Happy Easter to you and your family, Laura. May God bless.

Shelley said...

That is so sweet!!! Happy Easter!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Laura,

I had to read this sweet, heart touching story to Thomas this morning. Thank you for the smiles.

Your Friend,
Deborah

The Cranky Queen said...

Precious story....Happy Easter! Tiff

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is just the SWEETEST story!! LOVE IT!! And you are right...that Easter Bunny gets around! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The Pennington Point said...

Awwww, he's so adorable to be concerned for his sissy. What a precious moment. Lisa~

Linda said...

That's an adorable story. :) So cute.

Funny, my sisters and I never believed in Easter Bunny because the giant furry rabbit is just so obviously a costume. :) Still, we always got Easter baskets and we still do, always did egg hunts, but this year Sarah won't have one (egg hunt) because she won't return until very late Sunday night. She will get her Easter basket then, even though she's 15. Jim has been known to buy me a basket and I'm.... well, I'm in my 40s. :)

Hope you have a blessed Easter with your sweet family,
Linda

Gracie's Cottage said...

Sweet memory maker moment!

Happy Easter.

Jan

Vicki said...

What a precious story, what a sweet brother! I also read your testimony post... what can I say? Awesome! Thank you for sharing your faith and the way God through His Son has worked in your life. Happy Easter

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh that is just about the SWEETEST story i've ever heard. made me just smile from ear to ear. what a sweet boy you have there. it is evident that you are very close. i hope you and yours have a blessed easter!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

May you and your family have a Happy Easter

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Laura Sweetie...
I love this post most of all. It is just priceless. I can see DS little face in the backseat as he asked you, "Does Sissy know?" Isn't that just priceless? I love it.

He is SO handsome and looks so delightful next to the Easter Bunny. The bunny is a pretty handsome guy himself. I love it.

Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story this morning, I have so enjoyed my visit with you dear friend. I love to come and visit Decor to Adore. Many hugs and have a glorious Easter weekend, Love, Sherry

Dumbwit Tellher said...

In a day where children grow-up too fast, it's wonderful Laura to know your sweet boy believed until recently; his comments were priceless. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter. It's a joyous day!

I hear you are leaving for France with next week. I'm excited for you ladies and although this is a work trip, I wish you tons of great fun along your journeys. Safe travels & happy Easter.

xx Deb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, that is priceless. Have a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

How sweet! I hope it's a long, long, long time before my kids catch on to the Easter Bunny and Santa.

stefanie said...

soooo sweet!

BonjourRomance said...

What a sweet boy about Sweet Boy! WIshing you and ANdrea safe travels. I am so disappointed I won't be able to meet up with the two of you this time. I'm sure there will be a next time though!
Bon voyage and Happy Easter!
Mimi

Karena said...

Laura That is the sweetest story ever. Your son is adorable.

Happy Easter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your son's adorable and what a nice story to remember always! Thank you sweetie for your visit and for the lovely comments you left me.
Have a wonderful Easter.
FABBY

Marydon said...

Too precious for words, Laura. Your little guy is just darling! Love his heart.

Happy Easter, my friend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Cottage Touch said...

Happy Easter...beautiful and inspiring..HPS too....

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such sweet memories you've shared!

Have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Auntie Bliss said...

oh boy! :)
well we had a similar Christmas conversation and my boy is eleven!
after it was over i muttered something about the bunny and he was like, "ohhh noooo...not him too..."

Terri said...

Oh does my heart go out to him! I remember that moment when my children came to this point.
Thank you for sharing your heart felt moment.
Happy Easter,
Terri

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Easter Laura!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Charlene said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you just ate it that they have to grow up???? My baby boy is 35 & he still melts my heart so enjoy every minute with this sweet boy. And I loved the part about his sister. PRECIOUS! Happy Easter.
Charlene

Charlene said...

Laura,

OH MY OH MY!!!!!!!! You got me at The Royal Wedding Wednesday! I ADORE the whole shabang!!!! I lived for every word about Diana. I adore all the Royal TO DO's I went back as far as the cakes... I must go even further back when time is available. LOVE IT! Thank you for all the research & photos. A FAN!
Charlene

The Boston Lady said...

It's always a sad moment when they figure it out - I always thought my kids played along a few years because they were concerned just as "Sweetboy" was that if they knew, then it would all stop! Love that he thought Sissy might not know..... :) Ann

Language of Color and Texture said...

Our children are so dear! Especially your boy. have a very Happy Easter!
Hugs, Karen

Teresa said...

Such a Sweet Sweet Boy! You got a Prince in him. Blessed Be, Laura.

Happy and Joyfull Easter to Deacor Adorable Family!

martinealison said...

Adorable publication!... je vous souhaite un bon lundi pascal et vous envoie de gros bisous.

laxsupermom said...

What a beautiful story. My older son also asked that question at 8. Unfortunately when I answered, I killed off Santa, too.

We were in the car, and he said, "My friends say there's no Easter Bunny." I responded, "You're friends are 8. They don't know everything." True statement without a bunny pronouncement. He said, "A bunny, mom, really? That doesn't even make sense." So I said, "Sometimes it's nice to believe in the magic of things. You had some really fun magical holidays, and it's important that you let your little brother(he'd just been born) experience that same magic & wonder, so we need to keep it a secret. You need to pretend that the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus are real for your baby brother." He responded, "Wait, you and dad got me that bike?" Oh, crud. Big oops. My adult mind had lumped them all together, but his child mind hadn't.

Thanks for sharing your Easter Bunny story. I love the question at the end. "Does Sissy know?" Priceless.

Auntie Em said...

What a cute story! It really tells of loving and well brought up children to know they have such concern and thought about others. You are and awesome Mom to a real sweetie!
Thanks for sharing! :)

French Basketeer.com said...

Just too cute, and too funny! I think it would be good if some adults would busy themselves with egg hunts and child-like wonder and the renewal of Easter!