I think my all-time favorite scene from A Christmas Story is when Ralphie comes down in the Easter Bunny outfit that his Aunt Clara sent him and his father says, “He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.” That’s all I could think of when my mom gave me this little marshmallow bunny the other day.
Okay, that’s not totally true. I also thought of one of my daily affirmations from Wry and Ginger (see the link to your right under “If you want to buy me a present).
My mom thought it would be funny to traumatize small children by putting these in their Easter baskets. (This is also the woman who would take a whole raw chicken out of the package and make it dance for us – so traumatic childhood events are all relative.)
Personally, I have a much better plan for it. My mom broke her arm on Wednesday and will have to have surgery on Monday. Therefore, she has some really good pain killing medications. I mean the good stuff. I’m thinking that, after she takes one of those pills and falls asleep, I should sneak into her room and set up this bunny so that it’s staring at her when she wakes up. hahahahaha. That would be so funny! But, alas! I’m not that mean. Oh that I were – the fun I’d have!
Apparently, these little apparitions are even more creepy in the Wal-Mart aisle where she found them. They are all lined up and stare at you as you walk by.
I, on the other hand, prefer for my Easter candy to be slightly less disturbing. Not much less though.
I think the chicken on the package is flipping me the bird (I often have delusions of farm animals flipping me the bird though, so my version of the story may be a little deluded). Of course, when you turn the package over, you will see why this poor chicken is so distraught…
Yes, my friends, that is right. You take off his head, put bubble gum into his neck and then he poops it out while walking without even having the benefit of having gotten to eat it first! No wonder he is once again giving us the finger.
Yes, I know, I’m a sucker. I paid 3 bucks for the stupid thing. But it was so worth it just to share it with you all!
On a side note, it kind of cracks me up that it says “not for children under 4 years.” I don’t know why.