I want to be a BUNNY!

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@Genipher (5282)
United States
June 13, 2016 9:06pm CST
My five-year-old is upset. She told me so in the car today. Apparently, she's a little peeved that she's a human being and not a bunny. Yeah, that's the sort of issues we face here in our home. Species Identity Crises. I could cater to her childish whim and promise to have her body surgically altered. We could have a specialist give her long ears, fur instead of skin, and those coveted "beaver" teeth. Instead, I figured it was more logical to remind her that she was created to be a human girl for a special reason. That there is a purpose to her life and that as she grows she will discover that purpose. Because every sane parent knows that a child's desire to be someone or something else usually falls under the category of a fad. Give it a week or two, and they'll want to be a cat or a giant or a mermaid. I just can't afford that many surgeries!
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@sol_cee (13935)
• Japan
14 Jun 16
For God's sake, she can be anything she likes Genipher! She can even be an elephant!
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
She does have a thing for peanuts.
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@sol_cee (13935)
• Japan
14 Jun 16
@Genipher "In Zootopia, you can be anything you like."
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@sol_cee Is that what happens when you cross into the Bermuda Triangle? You end up in Zootopia!?
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@UncleJoe (9040)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jun 16
I tried to be a bunny once but Hugh Heffner rejected the idea.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
Okay, I had to get clarification from my husband on this one. I hear dirty old men don't like each other. So I can see why.
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@UncleJoe (9040)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jun 16
@Genipher I'm not a dirty old man. Just a comedian who can't pass up an opportunity.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@UncleJoe I did leave myself open for it.
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@toniganzon (42735)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
why don't you show her the PLAYBOY bunny. That might change her mind and wish she wasn't a bunny at all.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
Let's not open that can of worms!
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@JustBhem (24428)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 16
Basty wants to be a fish, so we let him swim to his heart content. Then the next day he wants to be a superhero. Kids these days.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
I have to admit, it'd be pretty cool to have a superpower. Hey, as long as he doesn't try to fly off the roof or something being a superhero should be fine, right?
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@JustBhem (24428)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 16
@Genipher Haha. I'll be watchful if in case he wants to fly. And last night, he wants to be a tiger and he wants to have fangs.
@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@JustBhem Does he want to eat a lot of meat?
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@JESSY3236 (5234)
• United States
1 Aug 16
lol I actually saw a bunny outside yesterday. It was cute. It's dangerous being a bunny. Lots of animals eat them.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
1 Aug 16
They need to carry fox spray, right @sol_cee?
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@sol_cee (13935)
• Japan
1 Aug 16
@Genipher Unless it's a real nice fox who's just being discriminated.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
1 Aug 16
@sol_cee How do you find out without getting eaten?
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@RubyHawk (21171)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Jul 16
true, little kids get some strange ideas.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
30 Jul 16
They're amusing little creatures. I like having them around.
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@RubyHawk (21171)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Jul 16
@Genipher Always love those little ones.
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• United States
17 Jun 16
I'm not sure I ever wanted to be anything else but bunnies are pretty cute.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Same here. Though I think one of my friends said that when she was a child, she once pretended to be a dog for 2 weeks. Her mom indulged her by feeding her from a bowl on the floor. Every day.
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• United States
17 Jun 16
@Genipher That's too funny!
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@EddieHands (34215)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Yes me to! I would love to be a bunny and go to sleep ! lol
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Hop around, eat some grass, nap in the sun... Ahh, the easy life!
@sishy7 (27749)
• Australia
14 Jun 16
Oh, she's not one who would just settle with a bunny costume, is she? Yeah, I know, that would be too easy...
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
Yet another great idea! I like it.
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@GardenGerty (92203)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Jun 16
I guess I might have told her she could pretend to be a bunny all she wants and I would serve her veggies for all her meals until she got tired of it.
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@Genipher (5282)
• United States
14 Jun 16
Except she's not pretending. She's the one in our family who will push an idea to the extreme. She was even going so far as to tell me that she was going to ask Jesus to turn her into a bunny. I can't wait for her to become a teenager. I like your answer though. I should try that if she continues to harp about this woe in her life.
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