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One rabbit or many? What do you believe? What do kids believe?

Does the Easter Bunny deliver all those eggs all by itself, in one time-space-continuum-defying night of herculean work, or is there a bevy of bunny helpers, a whole warren full of helpful little paws?

Similarly, is Santa also physics-defying, or does he just have lots of Elf helpers?

If the prevailing societal myth in both cases is actually the Lone Faster Than Light Rabbit/Santa, which of the two myths stays believable longer, for children? If one topples, does the other then automatically fall as well?

These are some thoughts I had today whilst hop-staggering down the hall to deliver only half a dozen small eggs. The bunny has some stamina! (I know I don't.)

Also, P.S., this is the perfect weekend (other than Halloween) for re-watching "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit". I'm just saying.

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Date: 2009-04-10 02:59 pm (UTC)
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We had hard-boiled eggs but my mom would never buy chocolate bunnies when we were kids...they were somehow sacriligious in her east texas methodist world. So today I think I shall buy myself one ;)

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Date: 2009-04-10 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Just BE CAREFUL now, you wouldn't want a similar fate (as [ profile] keever points out, it is safer to eat these chocolate bunnies indoors where the Other Rabbits can't see you).

Perhaps that guy's mother was also a Methodist, and this is exactly the retribution he ought to expect.

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Date: 2009-04-10 04:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liliaeth
That I guess is why here in Belgium it's generally said that the eggs are delivered by flying bells. (you know those things in belltowers, apparently once a year they go flying off to be filled with eggs and then dropped them back off in kids' homes and gardens.

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Date: 2009-04-10 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, I never heard about these cloche volants before! That's very interesting.

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Date: 2009-04-10 07:25 pm (UTC)
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For some reason my kids decided a year or so ago that the Easter Bunny is a laughable myth, but Santa Claus is still very much up in the air for the younger one. Nathan is very anxious about Santa. Wants him to be real very badly. But the Bunny? Laughs the idea to scorn.

Easter is still a great holiday, though, because it brings CANDY.

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Date: 2009-04-10 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do wonder why Santa holds so much more power than the Bunny! That's very interesting. To me they seem logically the same exact myth. However, perhaps Santa holds more emotional sway over many children.

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Date: 2009-04-10 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And I want to thank you and the Hen for the Easter card! So cute and full of SPRING! May you both have lots of chocolate this weekend!

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Date: 2009-04-10 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are very welcome! It was fun to make.

We are particularly looking forward to this chocolate rabbit and some accompanying Raspberry Cream (dark chocolate) eggs.

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Date: 2009-04-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, these mini eggs are just incredible. The texture! So smooth, so velvety!

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Date: 2009-04-11 01:09 am (UTC)
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Let's not forget the Tooth Fairy (comment courtesy of my Mom). LOL

I'm going for the "warren full of helpful little paws". Spotted one such helper today. A white rabbit happily hopping across the road from house to house. Quite the odd site. Didn't see the basket, but perhaps it was hiding?

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Date: 2009-04-11 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good catch, the tooth fairy. You'd think kids would want to pretend believing in that as long as possible, as it brings actual cash.

I am so impressed you saw a Helper Rabbit in action!

The basket might be like Hermione's purse in the last Harry Potter book -- extra-dimensional.


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