Our Easter was a very quiet one this year. Just the six of us. Well, as quiet as anything can be when there are six people together, but you know what I mean.
One of our traditions is to take our littlest ones to our local Shaw’s store for their annual Easter egg hunt. We’ve been doing that since the boys were wee tots and we’ve always enjoyed it. But this year we missed it and I was feeling really guilty about it. So, we did an egg hunt in our own backyard instead.
We did the egg hunt in two stages. One for the boys and one for the girls. That way the girls would have a fighting chance. There was even a golden egg for the girl’s hunt. And of course they were both determined to find it. Can you find it in the picture above? It was even hard for me to spot!
We hid the girl’s eggs in pretty obvious places. On tree branches. Peeking out of shrubs. And some just laying on the ground. The girls have a very low frustration threshold which we really didn’t want to cross.
But the boys? Yeah, my husband had a bit of fun making it very hard for the boys to find their eggs. Once the boys found out that their eggs were not filled with candy like their sisters eggs, but with cash instead, there was much more passion in their search.
You know, it’s pretty cool how something so childish as an Easter egg hunt can make even the teens smile. There are very few activities all four kids can do together that they all can enjoy, but this one got them laughing and helping each other out. Except for that golden egg. The girls were each determined to find that one on their own.
In the end, Leela was the victor. And this did not go over well with Shannon. Next year there will be no golden egg. There should be no tears on Easter. Unless they are shed in gratitude. I’ll make an exception for that type of tears.
Leela being the tender hearted kid that she is, she shared her prize with her sister. While the pastel eggs were filled with candy, the golden egg was filled with two dollar bills which she split with her sister.
And that did my mama heart good. With that, we all went into the house and stuffed our faces with chocolate. The end.