Have you got your basket all ready for me? I hope so! I have lots of stuff to put in it for you. We have been so busy this year making all the good stuff for Easter. When all the jelly beans were stolen after Easter last year I put new locks on all my factories so all the candy would be safe.
The only problem I had was with my 37 times removed, cousin, your Mom can explain that one to you. All I know is that Aubrey is a very distant, distant cousin. He showed up last winter wanting to learn the Easter business. He is always willing to do anything I tell him to do. He is a good worker and a very friendly fun Rabbit, but ………. I do have a problem with him.
Aubrey has a terrible sweet tooth. He can’t stop eating candy. At first I had him count the jelly beans as they were drying, but he ate half of them every day. I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough left for Easter, so I moved him. Next we had him wrapping the chocolate rabbits until someone noticed they looked funny. We unwrapped a few and found out that Aubrey had eaten the ears off of all the chocolate rabbits. We had to throw away all the ones without ears and make new ones so all the kids could eat their ears off on Easter morning.
I finally came up with a really great idea for Aubrey. I told him to count all the chocolate and filled Easter eggs. They were already wrapped so I thought they would be safe. I didn’t notice the straw he carried in his back pocket! He stuck the straw in through the wrapper and sucked out all the insides of the peanut butter eggs, the strawberry creme filled eggs and the coconut eggs. After we replaced all those eggs I was at a complete lost what to do with Aubrey. He wants to help so badly but he just can’t leave the candy alone.
Yesterday Jasper Sprite suggested I have Aubrey put the colored grass in the Easter baskets. That way he would be in a factory that didn’t have any candy in it. So far so good. He’s putting just enough grass in each basket to make them look fantastic. He isn’t sneaking any candy, or at least not any that we’ve found yet. Now I can worry about getting the right candy in the right baskets for every child.
Oh oh! Benjymmy Rabbit is running from the malted milk egg factory. Benjymmy never runs. He says nothing is that important to make him run. He’s running as fast as he can! This can’t be good!
Two days later!
Sorry about the delay. We had a real problem. Benjymmy, you remember he was the one who came running to get me. He found a huge pile, at least 7 feet high, of wrappers from all kinds of Easter candy. Someone had broken into our storage building and ate all of the candy we had kept there. We asked everyone and Aubrey finally admitted he had gotten in there and ate all the candy. Now he is working in the stuffed animal factory which is as far away from the candy factories as I can get him. We also have several large tough bunnies named Fluffy and Downy watching him all the time. They both have black belts in fighting. Black belts are awards for being the very best fighters in ‘End of the Rainbow’. Fluffy and Downy sound like they would be big friendly cuddly rabbits but they are not. Fluffy has a black belt in kicking, he has the biggest back feet I have ever seen on a rabbit. Downy also has a black belt but his is in biting. His front teeth are huge! Both of them are the very best fighters we have, but they only fight in contests or to protect themselves or someone else. They never start fights or even like fighting just to hurt someone. We haven’t told Aubrey that yet, he thinks they’ll fight him if he tries to steal any more candy.
Aubrey is terrified of them so he hasn’t even tried to get into any of the candy factories. I should have all the candy I need on Easter Morning!
I’ll be seeing you Easter Morning, you’ll probably still be asleep but I’ll look in on you anyway. Happy Easter!