Am I the only person who does not, and will not ever, take her children to see the Easter Bunny at the mall?
I think it is beyond creepy--some guy in a fake looking rabbit suit? Some dude who can't even talk? And I'm supposed to take my children there, present this creature to them as the magical, mystical Easter bunny and pay $20 for a photo of them looking frightened and bewildered as they sit on this thing's lap?
How would I explain that the Easter bunny has time to chill out in various malls all Spring? Why he looks different every time you see him? With Santa, it's clear that mall Santas are really Santa's magical helpers who dress up to bring joy to the children of the world while Santa gets his work done up at the North Pole. But the bunny suit would make Big Kid suspicious. He would never buy it. The mall Easter bunny could possibly ruin Santa, the Tooth Fairy and all of the other crazy stuff we lie about and I just can't risk that.
Plan A is to avoid the mall altogether but my back-up plan involves throwing the Easter bunny imposter under the bus if the need arises. If the kids ask me about it, I'm saying it's a stranger in a bunny suit posing for pictures for money and that I think it's weird.