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Easter Egg Hunts

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. Brick Wall,)

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True Easter egg hunts are still held. May need to look around for next year and pick another park. Or better yet, do your own. Get a few parents to participate, hide all the goodies and then watch the kids have a fun time searching. Big smile

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Sometimes I'm so forgetful I can hide my own Easter eggs. eye roll

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I still call it an Easter egg hunt, but it doesn't matter to me whether it's politically correct or not.

We always have an Easter egg hunt at my house for our youngest daughter and the grandchildren. We make it lots of fun for them.

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I guess when it comes down to it I should just organize a real egg hunt myself and have it for all the kids in the neighborhood.

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JCalhoun wrote:
Sometimes I'm so forgetful I can hide my own Easter eggs. eye roll

Huh?............what were we talking about? Think

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Easter egg hunts are horribly damaging to kids' self esteem. Don't know know that? Those poor kids...having to deal with the crushing humiliation of other kids getting more eggs than they do. Not to mention the awful discrimination non-Christian kids must endure by being exposed to Christian themes.

The only way that egg hunts can avoid this kind of damage to the children is if the organizing body makes sure that every child receives roughly the same number of eggs regardless of effort, while removing any hint of religion.

You know...communism. Duh

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society today doesn`t want kids to have to work for anything

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Whenever we host Easter, we hide over 100 eggs in the yard and let the youngsters go find them. It is a real hoot. the youngest is around 2 and the oldest is 11. the older kids have a lot of fun helping the younger ones.

The real entertainment comes before hand though, when we spot the local squirrel family infringing on our hidden eggs. It is hilarious to see a squirrel running through the yard with a plastic egg in tow. Or to see one that has actually gotten the candy. We obviously don't endorse that, but it is rather entertaining. It is a bummer i live in Minnesota, the weather does not always allow for an Egg hunt on Easter.

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