"What IS Easter Mummy?"
"Umm... I don't really know darling."
I literally don't know. Still, there's nothing you can't google is there?
Google's answer wouldn't wash with my 2 3/4 year old... Surely Wiki wouldn't fail me...
So, getting nowhere fast with actual research, we gave up and decided to just wing it. Here's the 2boys1mum Easter Story...
Daddy: "So basically kids, Easter is a story about a very special man. He was a really nice man and one day he had a big dinner with his best friends but one of them was a bit mean"
Me to Daddy: "Let's not get too entrenched in the betrayal stuff, it's a bit heavy eh?"
Him to me: "Uh.. if we can't do Judas, how are we gonna do CRUCIFICTION?!"
Me to him: "Oh shit, Easter is so harsh! Let's lighten it up...."
Me: "So after their lovely dinner the man and his friends went to see some bunnies!"
Him: "Yes. And the bunnies were playing a game where they hammered eggs to crosses..."
Me: "Yep. There was... And Father Christmas was in there hiding behind a rock!"
Him: "With a dinosaur"
Me: "Yes, because this story happened a very long time ago"
Him: "And when the eggs fell off the crosses, the bunnies got to eat them"
Me: "And Father Christmas came out of the cave and the bunnies shared their chocolate with them because you should always share your chocolate"
Me: "and THAT boys, is why we eat chocolate eggs at Easter, just like the bunnies did in the story. The End"
Thanks to Cadburys for sending us a packet of creme eggs to play with! We had a cracking time!
(Damn it, it's just not possible to avoid ALL the puns!)