The house was a mess last Sunday, and our Easter bunny had done exactly nothing to prepare for Easter. However, the bunny—in consultation with my daughter (who's old enough to converse with the Easter bunny these days)—decided to create an egg hunt, clutter and procrastination be darned.
She (our Easter bunny is female) ran upstairs and printed out a bunch of Easter-themed pictures gleaned from thumbnails on Google Images. (Daughter's favorite: ad for Pirates of the Caribbean egg-decorating kit.) The bunny labeled each of the photos as worth a small amount to spend at the local craft store or on iTunes. She stuffed those into plastic eggs and hid them.
And, hey, it turns out that a cluttered living room makes for great egg hiding places! See if you can find a few:
Maybe our Easter bunny's been a bit busy and overwhelmed lately. She may procrastinate some, and her memory's not always the best. I have to say, though, that she did not get caught up in the shame thing. Instead, she demonstrated her resourcefulness at the last minute. She came up with an inventive way to fill the eggs, then made use of the clutter to camouflage them. She also took nifty photographs and helped write this blog post.
I think our Easter bunny has ADD. (Our tooth fairy too.) But we can still have a totally fun last-minute egg hunt. And, in the process, we can use and even celebrate our creativity.