A New Competitive Sport
Did you know that Easter Egg Hunting is now a competitive sport?
Well, at least it sure seemed that way at the event we attended yesterday at our hotel in Maui.
The hotel divided the kids up into age groups to make it a little more fair for the younger ones. There were a total of 5 registered kids with Baby Bug being the youngest in her 0-3 group. Some of the parents noticed how small our group was and tried to sneak their older kids in. The organizers questioned the parents who insisited that they made a mistake when signing up their kids the day before. Since this is supposed to be a fun and happy event, the workers let them slide.
I also heard some other parents standing nearby plotting strategies with their children. “Okay, you should start at that corner since they seems to be more eggs there. Work your way down the hill. Grab as much as you can!”
Or how about those who tried to be sneaky and slowly work their way up to the front of the line even though they were last to arrive?
At first, this bothered me. But after a while, I had to laugh. Was getting the most eggs really that important to these families? I, for one, was there to have fun. If Baby Bug even got one egg, I’d be happy.
So when the hunt began, I just let Baby Bug wander around on her own pace while other parents practically knocked us over while running onto the grass, dragging their kids along. Maybe Baby Bug didn’t get as much eggs as the rest of the kids but she sure had a great time!
And that’s all that really matters.
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