Okay, here's the story: it's almost Easter, but your kids have been misbehaving. Do you reward them for this bad behavior by giving them baskets full of candy, or do you pretend to be a very disappointed Easter Bunny who instead leaves a note for the kids telling them why they're getting nothing this Easter? Tracy Elizabeth, a mom of three kids, decided to go with the latter, hoping it would maybe give her kids something to think about in terms of how they planned to behave in the future.
So on Easter morning, instead of baskets of goodies, Elizabeth's three kids awoke to find a note left for them by the Easter Bunny. Elizabeth posted a picture of the note on a community board on Facebook, and here's what it said:
To Holly, Jake & Zack,
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. 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.
I hope next year you can do a better job of being good and I will bring you some yummy eggs and a nice new toy.
Please behave for your mum and remember, I am always watching…
Needless to say, there were many different opinions on the matter, and the post received a great deal of feedback, both positive and negative.
Tracy Elizabeth responded to this comment, explaining her reasoning.
Some thoughts: first of all, who knew the Easter Bunny and Santa were so tight? And secondly, this may not keep the kids from acting up all year around, but I'd be surprised if they ever acted naughty before Easter again.