Saturday, April 03, 2010

And They All Lived Hoppily Ever After...

I have no idea what possessed me (must've been a wild hare! Get it? Hair, hare? Oh, never mind...), but I agreed to play the Easter Bunny at my local YMCA this weekend as part of an Easter celebration sponsored by my church. Never having worn a big giant bunny head before, I didn't realize what I was getting myself into until I actually got fitted for the costume, and found out that big giant bunny heads can be extremely difficult to see through, and extremely hot.

However, they can also be extremely fun. :-) Here I am suiting up before the event:


And here's the finished product:


My obligatory "bunny pose" (take that, Playboy magazine!):


And the reason(s) I did it (look at those little faces!!!):


There were an estimated 300 people at the event, by far most of them kids. all who got to hunt for Easter eggs, jump in the bouncy house, make Easter crafts and eat snowcones and popcorn while listening to live music. And oh, yeah, get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. :-) Luckily, only a few were frightened by me, and only one burst into tears. (Weirdly enough, they seemed more scared of my big white mitts than anything else.)

So yes, I'm a published author, and no, I'm not at all ashamed to say I dressed up as the Easter Bunny and made some kids happy. I end this Easter Blog with two of my favorite quotes: "Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused", and "Th-th-that's all, folks!"

8 comments:

Maryse said...

Awww you made so many kids happy, and looked adorable in the process :)

Happy Easter!

Sue said...

You make a great bunny! :D

Jessica said...

Too cute! I bet the kids loved it!

Jeff Strand said...

Did you get to keep the bunny suit?

Pinkribbonwendi said...

What a wonderful thing to do for the kids at the YMCA! Yay for you & your church.

Terri Garey said...

Thanks, everyone! It was fun - I admit it... I'm just a kid at heart, I guess!

No, Jeff - I did not get to keep the bunny suit, but you can always rent one for yourself! I'm sure you'd look wicked perky in it. ;-p

cindymac52 said...

I think you made a great Easter Bunny and made a lot of people hoppy er, happy?

Indigo said...

Looks like awesome fun. I should look into volunteering for events like this. I miss the whole Easter egg hunt with my daughter now that she's older.

All in all you made a most eggscellent bunny.(Hugs)Indigo