The easter bunny is frightening.

My instagram feed today (and yesterday, for that matter) is overrun with pictures of cats wearing bunny ears (you must drug your cats to pull this off, really…I can’t believe anyone has a cat that mild-mannered to allow such a thing without a ruckus) and people’s children with various easter bunnies.

I’ve seen posts about how creepy easter bunny costumes are, but they usually reference pics from days of old. I think the kids were tougher then. But these pics posted today…the easter bunnies are just as creeptastic.

And WHY is the easter bunny wearing a vest? NO ONE wears vests, let alone a furry, long-eared animal.

And WHY is the easter bunny wearing a vest? NO ONE wears vests, let alone a furry, long-eared animal.

I saw a Party City commercial with a guy in a bunny suit running around (I suppose it could have been a girl, whatever) and I was like “Why aren’t the children running away in terror?” I certainly would have been.

Furthermore, and I know this is not a new thought either, WHY exactly does the easter bunny bring eggs? Bunnies are mammals. They don’t lay eggs. Did the easter bunny eat a chicken? They also don’t have opposable thumbs, which I imagine would make it really hard to carry a basket. And where did he get a basket? And why does he give away chocolate representations of himself to be eaten?

Even FURTHERmore, as a non-religious person I am rather amused and baffled by the complete lack of correlation between Jesus’s resurrection and an animal that doesn’t lay eggs giving out eggs in celebration of said resurrection. I suppose the same could be said about Christmas, but at least that’s supposed to be Jesus’s birthday, and presents are to be expected on birthdays.

If I could only get one of these questions answered, though, I’m going back to “how the HELL did these cat parents get their cats to wear bunny ears and sit still long enough to take a picture?” That’s the million dollar question.

I can barely get them sitting still long enough to get A picture, let alone one with degrading props.

I can barely get them sitting still long enough to get A picture, let alone one with degrading props.

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2 comments

  1. Boomdeeadda

    Yes indeed, can you believe we were that naive? Childhood is a wonderful thing, everything’s a possibility. Have you seen that hilarious video of these two kids making easter eggs in the kitchen and someone in a bunny suit appears in the window and they flip out? It kind of falls under the heading “when good parents do bad things”. Check it out……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7jQ2N48Ec

    • MEOWhearthis

      I think it’s every parents’ duty to scare the crap out of their kids every once in awhile. Keeps em’ grounded. You’re right though, I don’t remember finding anything odd about the easter bunny at all, least of all when I came home from church in my easter best to a giant basket of chocolate!

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