The Egg Hunt

It’s being 7 years now, and we continued to enjoy our Easter egg hunt traditions. Though Halloween and Christmas mornings are the most popular ones in our family, the next favourite event for my little ones is Easter egg hunt. Since last week I have been glued to the online searches for local egg hunt events. I searched every possible egg hunting website.The nearer the better, there were time slots for specific ages. I have one 20 months old and one 7 years old, so I had to attend two different time slots. This year I better be prepared. Every year we got late and my elder one missed her time slots for egg hunt. Even my daughter is little demotivated this year, but the images of those candy filled eggs were so tempting that she woke up early in the morning. We were determined, ready to move, ready for the hunts. My kids were ready in their pretty dresses, the husband was ready with the camera and I was fully prepared with water bottles, sunglasses, and goldfish. As we were almost ready to hit the road, suddenly noticed that my little one needed a diaper change. So, we got late. The time slots were 12:30 and 1:15, we had to reach before 1, at least. But the way things were going, there was little hope to catch up the time. We rushed on the staircases, jumped in our car seats, belts on, yes, we were going, destination-egg hunts. In the car, my daughter was anxious,wheater she would find any egg or not, already planned for face painting and the bounce house. And I was more enthusiastic than her, describing her to go every corner of the field, looking for the golden egg to get the biggest prize. As we were looking for the parking spots, I noticed other beautiful children carrying their Easter baskets. Oh no, I completely forgot about the baskets, now what? How would my kids collect those colourful sweet eggs? We were confused, a little frustrated then we got the idea, we had our orange Halloween pumpkin basket in the back of our car. We needed those eggs, especially that golden one. And we needed to move fast, we already missed the 12: 30-time slot, all we had this last time slot and after today there will not be be any egg hunts until next year. We refused to miss this one like every other year, the next thing I know, my daughter was running with the Halloween pumpkin to the egg hunt field. Where, in the beautiful sunny afternoon, all other kids were collecting eggs and keeping them in their pretty baskets, my kids were keeping the eggs inside the scary looking pumpkin. But, in the end, we have succeeded, we have collected a dozen eggs this year.

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