Is it still politically correct to call it that? It seems it still is. One thing that has changed however is the fact that kids don't actually hunt for eggs or candy anymore.
Last year my wife and I took our son to an egg hunt but the weather dictated that it be moved indoors, into the gym of the local elementary school. last year my son at 8 months old was just learning to stand unassisted, much of the others weren't much older so I wasn't too suprised when the egg hunt turned into an egg scramble where they just dump a bunch of candy in a pile and let the kids grab at it.
This year with my son being 20 month old and runing all over the place, and with the weather being quite good this past saturday, an egg hunt was held outdoors in a very tiny neighborhood park near our home. I thought it was going to be a real egg hunt where I could walk my son around and actually look for hidden eggs and candy with him. Also many of the other kids were old enough to do the same. Same thing happened, candy dumped into a huge pile in front of eager kids waiting to grab as much as they can before the other kids could.
What ever happened to teaching kids to make an effort to find something, and making it fun in the process?? Things sure were different when I was a kid, that's for sure. Is it because everyone is now too afraid that some kid will get hurt while looking in the bushes and a law suit will occure later?? Instead is it better to teach and condition kids these days into thinking that you unfairly just grab candy away from others next to you? All I know is that with activities like this one I can surley see why kids these days grow up never wanting to earn anything and thinking that you can just grab and take without any fair sport involved. Maybe I just think way too hard about crap like this. ,)