This morning we decided to take our kids to a big Easter event in a nearby park. We’ve never gone to one of these events before and had some movie inspired picture of how it would all go down. I think that a safe rule of thumb to go by is that anytime you think something will be like it is in a movie, you will be horribly wrong!
The big draw for this event was the Easter Egg Hunt. We thought this meant that the Easter eggs would be hidden in some way and hunting for them would be involved. You know, like in the movies.
What really happened is that the screaming hoards of toddlers and parents lined up around the ribbon ‘barrier’ around a big field. Covering the field were shiny green, pink, and blue cheap ass easter egg chocolates. Suddenly (with no warning or announcement) all of the parents and children were storming over the ribbon and all over the field, grabbing eggs. I swear I thought we were going to get trampled to death!
It took less than 5 minutes to scour the field clean of the tiny little eggs. No hunting. Just a big mosh pit of grabbing eggs off the ground.
Along with the ‘hunt’ were other fun activities like face painting, egg decorating, a bouncy castle, and a bbq tent. Which would have been lots of fun if not for the 30 minute, mile long line up that you’d have to endure with toddlers in tow.
Next year we’ll just invite some friends over and do our own thing. Less danger of getting trampled and much less of a wait for the fun stuff. Maybe it’ll even be just like the movies.