Egging Him On

Danger Monkey, age 10: “Dad, why did the Easter Bunny leave the Easter eggs?”

Me: “Actually, it’s an interesting history. Easter originated as a pagan holiday that was appropriated from ancient worship of Oester, goddess of fertility. Her symbols included rabbits and eggs, which has morphed into the odd concept we know today as the Easter Bunny.”

DM: “Nope. The correct answer is because the Easter Chicken was too chicken.”

Me: …

Me: “Oh, so you were making a joke.”

DM: “Yeah, and you were WAY OFF.”

Me: …