Are You Kidding Me?: The Canceled Easter Egg Hunt

Yesterday, CNN’s Piers Morgan reported on an Easter egg hunt that had been canceled. Care to take a guess why? Bad weather? No. Bad economy? No. Egg shortage? No.

So why was it cancelled?  Bad behavior by . . . the parents!

Are you kidding me?

Now, I believe in parental involvement. But not to the extent the parents are the ones grabbing the eggs, after crossing barricades placed to prevent their involvement, then pushing other children out of the way to get at more, more, more.

I also believe in competition. But parents pushing and shoving, trying to get the most eggs for their little darlings is NOT competition. Whatever happened to the philosophy, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game?”

This bad behavior by adults–on Easter, no less–makes me sad and mad, and it’s just one more thing that makes me wonder, “What’s this world coming to?”

Or, as Piers Morgan says, “Absolutely, bloody awful.”

Happy Easter, everyone. We could all stand to remember the reason for this holiday.

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13 Responses to Are You Kidding Me?: The Canceled Easter Egg Hunt

  1. I am impressed they bothered to cancel it, that is impressive. I don’t know what is going on, what are these parents bad behavior teaching their children?

  2. ed_quixote says:

    The human is an unpleasant, agressive and warlike animal that likes nothing better than to dominate and (preferably) inflict injury on his fellows. The easter egg hunt is an opportunity to celebrate this very human tendency, and replaces the jousting that occurred in times of yore.

    • janmorrill says:

      Unfortunately, ed_quixote, I’m afraid it has morphed into what you describe, though I have fonder memories. In this situation, I may have to agree with your thoughts on competition.

  3. Reblogged this on Claire Croxton Romance Author and commented:
    Easter egg hunts in Kaktovik, Alaska were the best. Brightly colored plastic eggs thrown atop snow banks. The best part? Each age group had their own hunt, including the 20-40 year olds. No need to beat up children to get the most eggs.

  4. Ah yes, man is genetically a bloody awful savage, but he’s also a glorious being capable of remarkable kindnesses and insights.
    Perhaps this Easter egg hunt was not our finest hour.

  5. Oh good grief, this is bloody awful. The world would be better ruled by a Black Lab. Jubie for President.

    • janmorrill says:

      Ha! Ruth, that reminds me of the time Jubie carried off one of the eggs from the coop. Stephen chased her and she had the best time running around with her treasure. In the end, she gave up the egg to Stephen, completely unblemished. Wish I’d had a video of that. 🙂

  6. Ric Croxton says:

    This is too sad. The parents should just let the kids have fun and later tell them that they are proud of them for finding what they could. What kind of memories will the kids have of this?

    • janmorrill says:

      Yes, it is, Ric. I can’t believe these parents didn’t think about the lessons they were teaching their kids. I can imagine many of the kids just standing there gawking at the adults, knowing full well that they were acting “childish.” Even kids know better.

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