So, I am not religious at all and am raising my child the same way. I'm not an atheist, just a deist who is confident in her belief in God and doesn't feel the need to push this fact (to me, it is fact) on others and disrespect their beliefs. I do tell my daughter that God loves her, but we sure don't read any religious texts or talk about any specific god or goddess. But being Americans, we like holidays! So sure, we celebrate Easter, and Christmas, and Yule, and Halloween, and Hanukkah because it's fun.
My daughter is 2 1/2 and believes in Santa. Should I attempt to instill a belief in the easter bunny as well? Honestly I think it's stupid. Why can't I just give her an easter basket and we can make cupcakes and color eggs together? Last year we did an egg hunt (I "hid" the eggs in plain sight) but a magic bunny hiding them never came up since she was just a baby and wouldn't have understood anyway. Seems Santa is much cooler than the bunny. So those of you whose children believe (or used to believe) in the easter bunny- why? And those of you whose children don't- why? I figure I got about a week to start hyping Easter.
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