Yes I am proudly stating that in 2 days the Easter Bunny is going be coming to our house and leaving baskets full of goodies for our three kiddos!
Every holiday rolls around and people lose their crap about what other parents are doing. Facebook feeds blow up about how the holiday is for religious reasons and the characters are ruining it. I am a Christian, I am raising my kids to be Christians HOWEVER I am raising them also to know and understand that not everyone has the same beliefs as us. We have friends from ALL different beliefs, Jewish, Atheist, Christian ect and their religious belief does not hurt us and ours does not hurt them as long as we are all respectful to that fact that not everyone believes in the same things!
It is Tom and I’s choice to have the Easter bunny come to our house, just like it is our choice to have Santa come at Christmas time and frankly I don’t care what other families are doing I worry about WE are doing. Tom and I are doing what we feel is right for our family, which is not always going to be what is right for another family. But bashing someone and saying they suck as parents because the bunny comes or saying they are not a real Christian because the bunny comes is crap. My kids know the real meanings for the holidays and we have fun to and that is what matters to us. That our kids are raised to treat people right, even if they don’t have the same beliefs, that our religious beliefs are a foundation to who we are as people and how we treat others, it is NOT something that we are to use as a pedestal to bash and judge other people for their choices.
I don’t walk around correcting other people’s kids because they do something in their house that we don’t do and is it really that much to ask that people respect that others make different choices for their families? No it is not. I respect my friends and anyone else and their beliefs and you will NEVER find me bashing someone for not having Santa or the Easter Bunny come visit so please don’t bash Tom and I for ours or anyone else for that matter!
It is our choice to give our kids what we want to out of life and if we choose to have the Easter Bunny come visit, the tooth fairy or Santa Clause too it is OUR Choice and It is no one else’s business to say anything to the contrary especially NOT to our children!
The same goes for others, your holiday choices are just that YOURS, don’t let people tell you that you are wrong or that you are harming your kids because they do or dont have santa come to their house or the tooth fairy. It is your choice to celebrate the holidays how YOU want to and how is PERFECT for your family.