This past Easter Cayden was remember how last year when they were at the Shingleton's that the Easter Bunny showed up and brought them lots of candy that they got to to open before they went to church.
Bunny & Clause
by jamieivey | Apr 25, 2009 | My Story | 6 comments
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congrats on taking a stand! our family does not celebrate these things either, and while Kiel is too young to have a clue that anything is going on, (he’s 2) Claire is 8 and has gone through the awkwardness of answering questions from adults to welcoming the way our family chooses to acknowledge Christ’s birth, death and resurrection. It is encouraging to her, also to know we are not the only family in America abstaining from these traditions. thanks
that’s kind of like us…we sorta do them, but I want the emphasis to be on the REAL reason for the celebrations.
Which is why at Easter this year, when Sara got an easter basket from her grandma…she LOUDLY yelled out, “Easter is about JESUS, not BUNNIES and EGGS!!” it was hillarious. My mom thinks I’m ruining her…I think I’m teaching a 4 year old some truth! 🙂
we do the same thing…
don’t make a big deal out of either.
teach them truth and help them see the real reason we celebrate holidays…
they still have fun, they just know that santa and the easter bunny are pretend and the sideshow to the real event.
i think this is a better way to do it than to teach them that santa and the easter bunny are “real” and then one day they figure out its not true…
that we’ve been lying. that doesn’t seem right or worth it to me?
just my opinion:)
We are the same way. For easter, the kids got to hunt for eggs in the backyard that had jellybeans in them. We didn’t say a word about the Easter bunny. I’m not sure they even know that story. They’ve heard all about Santa from friends, but we try to keep that really low-key, and always emphasize that Santa is pretend.
I totally agree with you on the expense part, too.
My parents never did Easter bunny or Santa clause. Although my dad did play Santa on the radio station where he worked.
At my grandma’s we always hunted eggs in the chicken yard. The eggs were always white.
We plan on doing the same thing with our children, and I’m sure our parents will think it’s weird and not understand. However, like you and others have mentioned, I think it let’s children grow up understanding the real meaning of the holidays and keeps it from getting clouded by consumerism and greed.