Having worked at a church with kids, people often ask me how I explain Easter to small children. I've always offered simple, basic facts and elaborated on any questions they might have after that. A week or so ago, Strip came home from school talking about the Easter bunny, so I asked her for some clarification.
Me: So what does the Easter Bunny do?
Strip: He comes and brings candy to kids.
Me: On Easter?
Me: Well, why do we celebrate Easter?
Strip: Because of Jesus.
Me: What about him?
Strip: He died on the cross and then came back to life...what does that have to do with eggs?
Me: What do you think?
Strip: thinking for a minute Hmmmmm. I think the Easter Bunny was soooo excited that Jesus was alive that he took all of the candy and chocolate he had growing in his house and gave it to all to the kids.
Works for me!
Oh, and I just had my first sip of mocha and the chocolaty goodness was almost too much to handle.