People, hunting eggs is not a sport
It’s bad enough that we actually color eggs to hunt. That tradition was bad, but it has led way to a much worse activity of hunting eggs that have money and other valuables. Kids are actually disappointed to get “regular” eggs.
I knew the tradition was in trouble when my daughter took her first-born out in the front yard the day before the pre-school egg hunt to “practice. This was a 2 and 1/2 year old and granted she would have had no clue what to do, but to practice seemed a bit much to me. There was the little one outside at nearly dark, with her mom behind her saying, “Go, go, hurry, hurry.” When she sent me pictures, I told her I didn’t think egg hunting had become a major sport. She replied, “Well, I don’t want her to be the one that gets the least eggs.” Heaven forbid, that could scar her forever!!
Of course, to reinforce her “practice” theory, K found the most eggs the next day. Poor baby, she couldn’t even drag the basket. Later, daughter griped about all the junk that K got and finally had to throw out most of it. Starving people in Africa, and that’s no joke.
Now, I have read of an egg hunt that had to be cancelled (link above) because of over aggressive parents. Figures. Leave it to parents to ruin a perfectly sane activity of running around looking for the butt fruit of an extremely stupid bird.
Who ever decided to eat what came out of a chicken’s butt anyway???