Monday, April 1, 2013

Trying to be Community Minded at Easter.

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Gee you try to do the right thing and people just do not co-operate.  It is like they want to make their own arrangements or have their own minds or something.  When did that happen?

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Ever since the kids all moved away and did not leave us their forwarding addresses, we try to find alternative things to do on holidays. It's not as easy as it sounds, what do you do on a day when you normally are surrounded by family behaving badly and eating you out of house and home???

This year I figured we should organize the neighbourhood into a giant Easter Egg Hunt. Most of them were away but we did manage to find a few hiding behind their blinds and in their bomb shelters when we went door to door. Good thing we were here when we saw those things being built or we might have bought that they weren't home.

In my mind a few can be 2. 

We ended up with Jack and Betty ... but hey ... that is 2 more people than just me and hubby and being as we hid all the eggs we had to find someone.   Effective Easter egg hunts require someone to be the bunnyer and other people to be the bunnyies. That actually makes sense to me which is strangely disturbing.

So we got them in their just hatched chick costumes which was hard with Betty's walker and we gave them each a basket and told them to run and collect the eggs. That was at 10:00 AM. By 12:00 Betty had managed to get from where we were standing in the middle of driveway ... off the driveway and about 1.5 feet onto the grass.  Her hair was all mussed up from the wind racing through it with that action let me tell you.   I told hubby he best piggy back her around the neighbourhood and let her point where she wanted to look. Betty couldn't hold on very well and she kept slipping off his back onto the lawn so we had to kind of both carry her ... I took her hands and him her feet but that was awkward when it came to pointing so we just laid Betty back on the doorstep to the bomb shelter and left her with a couple of chocolate eggs that we felt, even though she had not qualified for any of the chocolate prizes as we forgot to get a prize for 0 eggs found, was the Easterly thing to do.

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We lost Jack all together ... as soon as we fired the gun he was gone. We found him later in a blow up swimming pool in the neighbour's backyard surrounded by beer. He thought we said beer hunt and so he broke into all the neighbourhood homes and collected everything he could find. I guess "beer" could sound a lot like "coloured eggs" to some people.  He really wasn't interested in the prize. He felt the joy of the hunt and the whole experience was worth a hundred prizes.

It is kind of magical when you can make someone's holiday isn't it?

What do I do with a 300 lb marshmallow bunny that no-one won? Not to mention 540 coloured eggs hidden all over the neighbourhood rotting in this heat?

Maybe we will take an extended vacation earlier than we thought ...


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