The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy—Culips English Podcast

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easter bunnyIn today’s episode, we talk about things that children across Canada and the US believe in. We thought of making this episode because Easter’s coming up soon. We’d love to hear what kind of beliefs you had as children in your country. Did you believe in the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy? Or were there other characters that you believed in when you were young?

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Harp: Yeah, exactly. So, children go to sleep and they believe in the middle of the night that this bunny comes to their house and puts candy and chocolate everywhere.
Maura: Yeah, it’s quite funny. So most of the time, the Easter Bunny is white. You might see it on cards or boxes of chocolates at this time of year.
Harp: Exactly. So in some houses, the Easter Bunny will put the candy in a certain place, like a basket. Sometimes the Easter Bunny hides the candy, and then the kids go on a search for it.
Maura: Yeah, I did that when I was young. We had to try and find the chocolates hidden around the house.
Harp: Yeah, same at my house. And I remember even sometimes in June I would find candy that I didn’t find from the Easter Bunny.
Maura: Yup, that happens. It’s funny, you know, as I was thinking about the Easter Bunny, I started to ask myself how big the Easter bunny was. Was it a little bunny or was it a big rabbit? We don’t really know.
Harp: No, and I don’t think there’s any sort of specific size for the Easter Bunny.
Maura: Nope, just children believe that he comes during the night and leaves candy. And we don’t ask any questions!
Harp: We’re just happy we got the candy.

Expressions included from this episode in Lipservice:

just around the corner the Easter Bunny
goodies to believe in
to picture Tooth Fairy
Santa Claus we don’t ask any questions
fertility To bury something

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Miguel Pimentel

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  1.' Marta says:


    I listened to this episode today and it made me think about the “magical creatures” children believe in in my country, Spain. I wanted to share with you something I find particularly curious. In Spain, little children also receive money, or a little present, when they lose a tooth, but it’s not the tooth fairy who brings the money, it’s a different character: “el ratoncito Pérez” (“Pérez little mouse”). The rest of the tradition is exactly the same: the children put their tooth under the pillow, and the “ratoncito Pérez” comes at night to take it and he leaves some money in exchange.

    I found the story about Maura literally losing her tooth in the snow and writing a note to the tooth fairy so cute… and it so rang a bell!! Something similar happened to me!! I also lost a tooth and couldn’t find it to put it under the pillow, so in the end I draw a tooth and left the drawing instead. The next morning, it was the “ratoncito Pérez” who had left a note for me, together with some money!! I still remember what it said: “Next time, I want the real tooth”. My mother had some sense of humour :)

    I enjoy this podcast very much, you do an excellent job and I hope you’ll keep doing it for a long time! Thanks for everything, and greetings from Spain!

  2. Maura says:

    Ha ha Marta! Thanks for sharing your story about actually losing your tooth. I remember feeling very worried that I wouldn’t be able to leave my real tooth!
    It’s interesting that it’s a little mouse that comes to leave you money instead of a fairy, but also interesting that you still get money for your tooth.

    Thanks for listening,

    Culips ESL Podcast


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