Every April, most folks get the kids all dressed up in their Sunday best and go to the shopping mall. It is not for trudging through the stores, arguing and exhausted (that comes the next week, when the Christmas sales start). It is to have Easter pictures taken with the big, cute, fluffy Easter bunny.
The bunny is usually sitting in a big chair surrounded by decorations that get more hi- tech every year. He looks very eager to hold the screaming kid, the puking baby, the selfish brat, and the constant cryer. For a luxurious ten minutes, he is the babysitter. The person taking the photos smiles and waves squeaker toys to get the child to make a sweet, adorable face. Click! Next, please.
Most times the pictures are great! Everyone looks clean and well behaved; they are dressed nicely, with a very cute bunny holding them. It is sort of like Santa pictures, with a lot less screaming and crying.
Usually. There are the times the child is not having it. The child has outsmarted you all and knows this bunny business is not what it seems. Or you just got a bad bunny. Perhaps the bunny is a bit strange in appearance, or unkempt, or even trashy -- sort of a Miley Cyrus of bunnies.
In honor of the not - so - perfect Easter Bunny picture - taking event, Here are the top "Bad Easter Bunny" pictures.
Happy Easter. A blessed Passover. And please be safe on the road!
Vintage Ugly Bunny
As you can see, ugly bunnies have existed since the beginning of "Pictures with the Easter Bunny." Maybe it's that dime store mask, like the ones we wore for Halloween before the government declared them unlawful.
Perhaps this was someone's idea of a practical joke because they drew the short straw and had to be the bunny. The person who designed this bunny is now designing the book covers for Stephen King.
The Bunny You Don't Turn Your Back On
This is a very evil - looking bunny indeed. Something about the teeth and the eyes. Perhaps he escaped from bunny prison and is trying a clever disguise to avoid detection.
Flesh - Eating Bunny
Of course the child is crying! The rabbit is devouring her and no one notices. Behind the camera they are waving a toy and calling out, "It's OK! Smile!"
Run Like H*ll From the Bunny
This is definitely an action shot. The kid is probably still running … except now she is five years old and somewhere in Canada.
Nothing Went Well Bunny
There are those days where nothing can go right. So you go to take pictures! Notice that bunny just sits there smiling … maybe this should be called "What a Jerk Bunny."
Moth - Eaten Bunny
Someone found this bunny suit in the attic of their great - great - great - great aunt Sonia and thought it would be fun to drag out for Easter. Either that, or it was the last suit on the rack at Woolworth's at 8:59 p.m. on the Saturday before Easter.
Someone felt pity for this poor bunny as he stumbled out of the animal bar that Saturday night and gave him a job. So he washed up a little and came to work. Sort of like Dennis Rodman.
By the prickling of my bun / something wicked this way comes … and takes pictures with your kid. Sleep safe, little one. No nightmares tonight!