April 10, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt Disaster

We went to the city hunt on Saturday morning and it turned out to be a complete mess. There were hundreds of kids all over the place. The fields were seperated into age groups and each person was only supposed to get 4 eggs. The parents were to stay on the sidelines and let the kids get their eggs by themself. When the bell sounded the kids and parents rushed out onto the fields. J got scared because of all the chaos. After a minute I finally went out to help her. She got one and almost a few more, but when she would bend down to pick one up, a PARENT would snatch it away from her. A PARENT, NOT A KID. I couldn't believe it. There were some kids who had 10-15 eggs in their basket and some like mine who had 1. T got 0, M got 1, J got 1, and somehow S actually got his limit of 4. It was upsetting to see these parents getting so aggressive with other kids. An event that is supposed to be fun for the kids ended up the complete opposite. We decided not ever to go again.

5 comments:

Mel said...

What a huge disappoinment. I'm sorry:( I've been to egg hunts like that and its just not worth it.

Amanda said...

That is too bad. That is one reason I have stayed away from "large" easter egg hunts. Just didn't sound like much fun.

nikko said...

That does sound like a disaster! Yikes!

Azul said...

That's exactly the reason that we don't go to these types of events. It always ends up being a free-for-all, and the parents are usually more aggressive than the kids!

CHEL said...

It's sad, but things some parents do almost doesn't surprise me anymore. It's really too bad. At least you handled it right and didn't start a fight :)