The PEZ company tried to have a massive Easter Egg hunt for families with clearly delineated age group sections and start times. Parents got out of control, jumping the start times, trampling kids, and crossing age boundary lines to get more eggs for their kids. Or whatever their reasoning was.
Folks, this is a ridiculous display of parenting gone wrong. How in the world any mom or dad thinks it’s okay to jump the start, trample over and create chaos all in the name of a full Easter basket is beyond me…but let’s make some goals to try for next year’s Easter shindigs.
Let’s teach our children how to look for the less-than-capable egg grabbers. Those poor wee ones who just couldn’t run as fast, tripped at the start, or who plain ol’ missed the hunt. Teach them to look for barely filled baskets and deliberately GIVE AWAY eggs.
(Eggs that they haven’t already rifled through and eaten the tootsie roll out of.)
Let’s teach our children to look for that crying four year old (NOT the whiney bratty eight year old, complaining that his sister got more eggs than he did) and toss a couple eggs in her basket while she’s looking the other way. Let’s be the kind of parents who take these special occasions to let our child learn what it feels like to look for an opportunity to make someone else’s day in an undercover way.
There is something beautiful about the smile of a child who has just given away something they wanted in order to make someone else happy. It’s a joy even sweeter than a Starburst or a chocolate Easter bunny.