The worst ‘Easter Bunny’ ever leaves a note about bad behavior instead of candy
What do you do when Easter is coming and your kids are acting like little jerks? One mom decided to take her ill behaving kids to task… by posing as the Easter Bunny. Instead of waking up to baskets and candy, the kids woke up to an explanation of why they’d been skipped over this year.
“I am writing you this letter to let you know that this year you are on my “Naughty List” and I am not bringing you any Easter eggs or gifts because I have been watching carefully and you have been very naughty,” the letter begins. “I have rung Santa and told him to keep a close eye out to see if your behavior improves then you still have time to make his good list.”
Yikes. Not only is the Easter Bunny a creepy peeping Tom, he also has a direct line to Santa, and will destroy all your dreams forever, kids.
“Please tell me I’m not the only parent who has done this to their kids,” Tracy Elizabeth, the mom who posted the note to her local community board’s page, writes. “Waiting for them to wake up and feeling like cruelest mum on the planet but hoping it teaches them a lesson for the future.” Her post also included a video that showed a trail of bunny footprints leading to the letter. Imagine watching your kids excitedly follow a trail of fake bunny prints, only to end at this notice of naughty behavior.
There were some parents who seemed to support this tactic, but the majority were not fans.
Behaviour is a reflection of parenting, discipline your children… don’t use a bunny, Santa or a tooth fairy, take bloody ownership for the bad behavior and discipline them as the mother. The fact you have posted this is attention seeking and I bet you your children are carrying on for attention too.
When your child misbehaves you deal with it right there and then. You don’t drag it on and let the Easter bunny deal with it. Wonders why kids are naughty ??? Step up Mum that’s your job to teach them right from wrong.
You’re just reinforcing to your children that they are naughty kids. This will not work, and in fact will make any negative behaviours they may be displaying towards you worse. I think you need to go and see a professional about your parenting skills. This is basically child abuse.
“After reflecting on the days events yesterday, my children were well behaved all day minus a small hiccup at bath time. After showers we talked about why the Easter bunny didn’t come,” Elizabeth explains in a comment on the post. “My daughter 8 said she would like to write to the Easter bunny and say she will be a good girl for next year which melted my heart… Who knows if it made a difference but as we walk through life we can only hope we all raise kids that respect us and society no matter what decisions we make about parenting along the way. I appreciate all the views from everyone both good and bad that’s why I posted on a community forum. I hope all the kids had a great Easter. I’m not this bad mother or human being that some of you think and told me I am just a mum trying to better her children in ways that might be different to you which isn’t always a bad thing.”
We’ve all been at our wit’s end trying to discipline a child before, haven’t we? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Who here hasn’t used the looming threat of Santa to try to coerce their child into better behavior? Elizabeth just committed a little more than most.
“Please behave for your mom and remember… I am always watching.”
Sorry, mom. This is a little creepy.