Do you ever wonder how so many of our holiday traditions got to be holiday traditions when they are so darned creepy when you think about it? So many of them hinge around breaking and entering. The fat dude in the red suit climbing out of your fireplace, the giant bunny hiding eggs behind your furniture, the winged guy with the tooth fetish coming into your bedroom at night... these are supposed to be happy images? If you stop and think about it, we have some pretty weird holiday traditions.
One of my friends sent me a pic of her adorable child sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap looking totally freaked out. Yeah. I'm right there with ya, kiddo. No wonder Easter is a time of copious chocolate-therapy. Mmm, Cadbury...
So what do you think is the creepiest holiday tradition? Disguising yourself and banging on the doors of strangers demanding sweets? A naked cherub shooting people with arrows? Frankly, I think the ginormous bunny is pretty creeptastic.
And in case you're wondering, the Easter Bunny came from the Germans. The same people who gave us the Grimm Brothers and their charming children's tales of women chopping off parts of their feet to try to fit into a pair of shoes... Creeeeeepy.
Happy Easter, y'all!