Here I sit, at 11:30 on the night before Easter, uncertain whether the Easter Bunny will pay our home a visit or not. If I had my way, I don't think he would, but the hubs is at a movie with a friend and mentioned going to pick up Easter Bunny treats when they're done. He was going based on what I had said earlier, before I had a revelation, so it's not like a battle between the parents.
You see, Hubs isn't a religious person. This wasn't an issue in the past and it's not a huge issue now, but I've changed and grown recently. He doesn't see an issue with the Easter Bunny or Santa, but I'm developing one.
Why is it that when we celebrate the two most important holidays in the Christian faith, we also play a game with our children where we lead them to believe that mythical creatures are going to pay a visit to them and bring them things? As adults, we all know that the day will come when they no longer believe in the big man and the bunny, so why do we go down that road at all?
And if we lead them to believe that Easter Bunny and Santa are real and they later learn they aren't, isn't it possible that that may lead them to question whether Jesus is real? I know it may be a stretch, but if you think about it, why are we lying to them about the existence of certain people at the exact time we should be teaching them about the reality and importance of Him?
It'll be interesting to see if Hubs comes hopping in with baskets for the kids in the middle of the night.