I am the easter bunny.
This year, M asked for a Jungle in My Pocket (see letter and translation) , which we had seen once before at Target and she has become fixated on. I have been holding her off and anyway, "the Easter bunny will get it for you, I bet." (They are these tiny, cheap, cutesy animals with flocking on them to make them fuzzy and eventuallly grimy.)
So the Easter Bunny went to Target to get two very important things: the jungle in my pocket, and a bunny littlest pet shop for E. Ok. no bunny LPS! WTF? It is easter and I need a bunny! I even looked in the easter section where they had some LPSs but they were the inapplicable fish and octopus set. Again, WTF? when have octopusses ever represented spring? whatever, got a pony LPS instead. hopefully good enough.
On to the jungle. Easy! Last time I saw the Jungle in my pocket, there was ONE option. I don't know which one, just that there was one. in all of target, one. This time, there were five. frack. which one did she see? which one had she been fixated on? Which one had she cried about for an entire Saturday morning because E wanted to go hiking at Brown Farm, but M wanted to go to target to get this all important always on her mind toy? think think think, Easter Bunny. Think. ok. on said morning, when I pointed out that she had many small clay handmade animals, some of them being jungle animals she wailed, "but I don't have a _____________!!!!!!" a what a what????? ok. My response was "We could make one, we don't have clay and glaze, but we could make one out of sculpy." "You don't know how to make a rhii i i i nocerous!!" YES! GO MEMORY! THANK YOU!!! RHINOCEROUS!!! ok. so I got the pack with the rhinocerous and two other animals. please let this be the right one.
Out of courisoity, I later asked M which jungle she wanted and she looked at me like I was an idiot and said, "mom, there's only one." and would not elaborate. Then E went on to describe this jungle in my pocket wonderland that she had seen at her friend's house, which contained about 10 animals and a slide and playground for them. M said, "ooh. I want that one." great.
Anyway. It is 4:32. 3 hours til showtime. We shall see. hopefully if it isn't perfect, the chocolate can put them in a pleasure haze and they won't notice.