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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???


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3 thoughts on “People, hunting eggs is not a sport

  1. Rosamond on said:

    I love that last sentwnce lol. I never gave it a thought before but now it gives me something to think about.

  2. Sad this activity has become so competitive. Last year I noticed the same type mentality among the parents. The only flaw in thief instructions was the fact that I told my son to run to the top of the hill and gather the eggs coming down. They were telling their children to get the ones right at the start close to where they started. I guess their cameras could not get good pictures that far away. I never did have my sons practice though…never thought about that. Does that make me a bad parent? Hehe!
    Peach State

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