It wasn't "egg".
It wasn't "Jesus" (even after all of our efforts).
It wasn't even "bunny".
The word.... "PAIN-O" (piano).
In the weeks before Easter, Reed began asking for a piano. We bought him a ukulele a few months ago, and it is his favorite toy. It is the first thing he grabs in the morning and we have to pry it from his little fingers every night. Anytime a song comes on the radio, a movie or show includes music, or somebody is singing, he exclaims, "OH! OH! Gin-tayr!" and frantically runs to grab it before it is too late.
(You'll see why in a minute.)
Me: "Reed, who died on the cross for you?"
Me: "Cha-Cha?! No, Jesus!"
Me: "Reed, who rose from the grave?"
TLO: (Long pause, looks at me like I'm driving him crazy asking the same question over and over) "God?"
Me: "Um... ok."
(Cha-Cha enters conversation)
Cha-Cha: "Come on, Reed, we are going down to the river to have a Jesus Easter Egg hunt!"
TLO: "Is HE down there?"
So if you have any suggestions for teaching the Easter story to a toddler, I'd love to hear them in the comments. Because we had absolutely no success this year.
Easter bunny = piano..... I have to make this happen.
Reed drove that poor Easter Bunny crazy. He followed him around everywhere. When the bunny sat down, Reed would sit down and hold his hand, or poke his belly.