It’s Easter week! For Christian folks it’s a pretty special holiday of course. And for those not so religious it’s just an excuse to eat candy and decorate eggs, which is pretty cool too. Personally I never need an excuse to eat candy.
A popular thing to do this time of year is the Easter Egg Hunt. Adults hide decorated eggs and let their kids go find them. At least that is how it’s supposed to go.
Apparently some adults in Colorado Springs last year didn’t quite get the concept of the Easter Egg Hunt. And now their kids are paying the ultimate price – by not having a hunt at all.
Like most egg hunts for young kids, they’d set up a special roped-off area for the kids to go in and do their hunting. Each kid would look around until they found an egg or eggs, bringing them back to their proud, patiently awaiting parents.
The problem? Parents in Colorado Springs are a-holes.
Last year, a few parents were unhappy that their kids were not finding as many eggs as some other snot-nosed kid, so they started hopping the ropes and going and grabbing the eggs themselves. Of course once other parents realized their kid was getting his egg taken by some big dopey parent, THEY hopped the rope to go be sure THEIR kid wasn’t getting shut out.
As you can imagine, this turned into chaos. So now they have cancelled the event and it won’t take place at all this year. This was an annual event that used to draw hundreds of kids. Happy kids. Now it’s been ruined by a some jackass parents.
I am not a parent but would love to get the opinion of those of you who are parents. To me this sounds like the most ridiculous thing in the world. They are just fuckin’ EGGS you idiots!! Let your kids wander around and find one. Maybe bring a couple in your jacket pocket just in case your kid get’s shut out – that way you can still produce a few to make them happy.
But frankly, if your kid DOES get shut out? Maybe you need to teach him / her better hunting skills. This reminds me of the sports leagues where every kid gets a trophy or ribbon even if they lose. Come on… life is not about getting something for nothing. America wasn’t built into the great country it is because early pioneers got something for nothing.
Ok, I’ll step down off my soapbox now. But would love to get some parents to comment and let me know what they think!