While I come from a Jewish family Ben comes from an Episcopalian family, and the truth is I like the Easter Bunny. Spring, bunnies, eggs, bright colors, it's all very heart warming.
A couple weeks ago we were at one of the malls getting together with friends and we passed by the Easter Bunny. He started waving at Garrett to make him smile and he didn't look creepy at all.
a side note: I'm very specific about people in mascot type costumes, mostly because I spent a summer in college as Perry Winkle the mascot for Perry's Ice Cream (no, that is not me in the picture). So when I find someone who is in costume and enjoying themselves and really getting in to the spirit of things I want to give them credit. It's a damned hard job to do.
We got Garrett's picture taken with the Easter Bunny. He ran right over to him and climbed into his lap and snuggled him. He was calm and happy and actually didn't want to get out of his lap. The Easter Bunny game him extra hugs while he giggled and snuggled into him. And we have this great picture which I adore because he looks so much like myself AND Ben at the same time.