It’s that time of the year. You’re lined up with all the other parents. Running shoes on. Focused. You scan the field for the prizes. You are going to get there first. In fact you’re going to get 5 of them! First come first serve right? Winner takes all! The siren blares and you’re off! You grab your child and run like crazy! Pushing three year olds out of the way. You got one, two, three eggs filled with awesome prizes! Victory! You got just what you wanted at the community Easter Egg Hunt!
Yes, the Easter Egg Hunt…meant for the children…
Sadly I actually saw this happen last weekend at our local Easter Egg hunt. There was candy everywhere and some eggs filled with prizes all over the field. I was in the 3-4 age group with Kami and Alan was with Clo in the 0-2 age group. The parents ran out with their kids when the siren rang. My kids just cared about the candy. And I was fine with that.
I do have to admit, that I am a pretty competitive person. Well I was. I’ve cooled down a bit over the years. When they mentioned that the prizes in the eggs were big things like bikes, I was tempted to run out there and make sure I grabbed one. But by the time we got on the field, Kami was just enjoying picking up all the candy so I just let it be. I looked around where we were, but all the eggs were gone.
This is from the second Easter Egg Hunt we went to and all the candy were in eggs this time.
But I did see a couple of kids baskets with 4 or 5 of the eggs! I mean really? Obviously the parents grabbed them – these are 3 year olds we’re talking about here. They don’t care. And why so many? There weren’t enough for everyone anyway. No need to be so greedy.
At the end of the day, our kids came home with baskets full of candy and they were thrilled! Good enough for me.
And here’s a picture of our cute family on Easter!
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