Meet the Sullivans: It's the Little Things ... Like Lovin' the Easter Bunny

April 16, 2014

It's the Little Things ... Like Lovin' the Easter Bunny

A little mommy bragging is about to go down...

My kid loves characters / doctors / haircuts, and I'm so thankful. Don't get me wrong, we have our fair share or public meltdowns (on the regular, folks) over little things, but I'm really glad he's been easy going when it comes to someone else giving him attention. As long as mom is right there within view he's happy to let the doctor check his ears, have the hairdressers cut his hair or sit with Santa / The Easter Bunny. Of course his mellow disposition in these situations makes them tons easier on Keith and I, but mostly, we're just glad they're low stress situations for Owen.


First, let me tell you how much Owen has been hooked on his Melissa & Doug Water Wow coloring book. We bought it last summer for our trip down to Disneyland, and recently he's re-discovered how much he likes playing with it. I bring it to restaurants, in the car and to church for low mess fun and entertainment. Anyway, on this day, our date with The Easter Bunny (TEB), Owen would not leave the house without "painting" the excavator, so we had to do that out front before getting in the car. 5 minutes later we were on our way, tantrum free. Whatever works, right?


You were just hoping and wishing for a play-by-play of our excellent experience with TEB, right? Because I will not disappoint you there. 

We got to the mall early, around 10:am, and there was only one other child in line ahead of us. The boy was older than Owen and he did not want anything to do with TEB. He wasn't crying, but he was definitely not going to let his mom put him down or on TEB's lap. I was a little worried this might make O concerned (because you never know when this easy going streak will end), but he was un-phased.

We stood in line waiting out turn, all the while Owen had his back to TEB but couldn't help coyly glancing over his shoulder every two seconds to see if TEB was looking back. Then when he'd see the bunny wave at him he quickly turn back around. My son is a total flirt. And a silly billy.


Our turn came and Owen walked right up to TEB and smiled. He let me set him down in his lap and then the camera lady and I snap, snap, snapped away. 



Just like last year I had a hard time tearing him away when our turn was over. He wanted TEB to read him the book they'd given us, and basically just wanted to hang out in bunnyland all day watching the action. He is such a sweet boy and I love seeing him so happy like this. He is truly in his element when he's the center of attention among strangers. He's all smiles and cuteness and charming! I'm hoping this means he'll be better at public speaking than me, and that he'll be a CEO or something great like that.


Great picture, right? Hashtag: overly proud mom moment


We topped off our trip to the mal with a stop at the Build a Bear Workshop. Owen usually just likes to visit the store to pound on the keys of the computers, but this time we actually bought something. Owen picked out a Darth Vader bear complete with the Star Wars theme song embedded inside.

Happy Wednesday! We're off to soccer and to play in the sun!

   I’m linking up this today with jess and ashley for their fun little things link up!

11 comments:

E Hayes said...

aww def jealous... A freaks when any one enters her bubble! What a good little boy, especially for the doctor, that's awesome!

Mason's Mama said...

Yay! My little Mason is the same way…loves all of those. I keep joking (kind of) with my husband that we need to go to Disney World while Mason still likes characters!! He did so good with the Easter Bunny and you have the cutest and sweetest picture to remember it by!

Jenny said...

That's amazing! We just went this morning and no tears but not nearly as chill either (aka lots of chocolate bribery!). I love that they let you take photos too!

the.bain.family. said...

I mean, really. What an adorable ham. My daughter likes to view these things at a distance but would flip out if I tried to set her on a giant bunny's lap.

Sara McCarty said...

He is so cute!!! I can't believe how well he did! I'm foregoing the visit to the Easter Bunny because he creeps me out. I'm not a fan, so I'm keeping Mac away. :) Haha!

hello erin said...

Lex loves the doctor, Santa, and the dentist...HATES the EB. I mean he's the EB. Who can hate him? She's silly... And Owen has the cutest Easter picture EVER!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

So so so cute! He did great! I hope we can get to the mall to see the EB this week.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Now that is amazing! I'm definitely jealous of your Easter bunny ease and smiles.

Jenny @ jennycollier.com said...

We always have our pictures taken with the Easter bunny too. So nostalgic.

His turned out great!

Alicia Rowland said...

I love his Easter picture! I have been cracking up all week with my friends' posts on Facebook with their poor crying children on the creepy Easter Bunny!! Luckily it looks like your mall has a decent bunny to not scare the poor kids! :)

Carolyn said...

OMG! The high fiving easter bunny pic is SO CUTE!