I’m writing this the night before what is becoming a yearly spring-time tradition: our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. It’s so much fun for me as an adult to watch children, including my own, enjoy what has always been one of my favorite holiday activities.
Neighbors gather together at the park with our kids and we smile and chat. The kids hold their baskets or bags and look at the roped off sections of grass with eggs that are not really hidden at all, glistening in the morning sun.
Promptly at 9am the hunt begins, some kids run and start grabbing furiously, others have to be coaxed or cajoled. Some are so young they don’t really know what’s going on at all and perhaps a parent or neighbor will bend over pick up an egg and give it to the littlest of the littles.
It’s all over in 10 minutes or less, but it feels like fun that will last forever in memories and pictures. Children open their eggs and examine the treats hidden inside. Parents tell them not to eat too much candy because it’s far too early, but we all know the kids are going to be on a sugar high before you can say brunch and you know what, it’s fine; they’ll survive the treats.
We’ll all walk home slowly because we’re not in a hurry. We’ve had fun and still have a whole day ahead of us filled each other. My children will walk in front of, behind me, or to the side of me and I’ll know that even though I thought Easter was fun when I was a child, it was never as fun as it is now that I get to see it through the eyes of my children.
What do you do with your family in the spring?
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