Who Are You? 7

The Easter Bunny

When will you be hopping by Tulsa?

Early in the morning when the dew is fresh. I love to see how it makes the flowers sparkle when the sun comes up.

Is there a Mrs. Easter Bunny?

Definitely! Her name is Hazel and she’s brown and fluffy.

What’s your favorite snack?

Oh, gosh! There are so many things. I love any kind of salad or veggie. Hazel tries to feed me kale all the time but Thai lettuce wraps are my new favorite treat. For my birthday, she makes me a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Where are you from, originally?

I first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. I’ve lived all over the country but like the Midwest the best.

Where is your favorite place to hide eggs?

Inside the house, I like to hide them in sneaky spots like behind the sofa cushions, inside tennis shoes, and on the window sill. Outside, I like to hide them near the Easter Lilies because the bright egg colors look so pretty with the white flowers. It’s fun to put them by tulips, too! Hint, hint…

Do you lay the eggs?

No, silly! Chickens lay eggs. But I color them and love to hide them.

What is your favorite Easter candy?

I’m a traditional kind of bunny, so I always go for colorful jelly beans. I also like yellow marshmallow Peep® chicks and pink marshmallow Peep® bunnies, because they remind me of my wife.

You are so nice. Do you ever get mad?

I’m pretty relaxed most of the time. But I get a little irritated when folks eat the ears off their chocolate bunnies first. Maybe they do it because it’s the tastiest part, but I wish they would start with the tail.

What would you say to children who are reading this?

I’d tell them to remember the real reason we celebrate Easter. To have fun on their egg hunts and when they enjoy an Easter egg, to think about how it is a symbol of new life and Jesus’ resurrection. And don’t forget to eat some yummy carrots along with the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.