Mom's Talk: Easter Basket Envy
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At Christmastime, Santa does his best to distribute an equal bundle of loot to each of the good boys and girls in a household.
Easter is a whole other story.
My mother didn't dare take us to those public Easter egg hunts—where kids happily search on common ground for the little plastic goodies. Our egg hunts were held privately in the backyard (but inside too because we were pretty loud).
She knew that if she unleashed her little beasts disguised in their matching polo’s and side parts, not only would her daughters be subjected to the violent, competitive holiday game, but other people's kids would be too.
After years of seeing the boys dominate the backyard before the older, less coordinated (me) sister had a chance to get in the mix, my mom developed a system to ensure her four kids all felt the same love and could achieve the same sugar highs. Our eggs were labeled and color-coded, and the girls were safe and happy.
Do your kids compete for eggs? How do you regulate? Have you to had to implement the label system yet? Do you anticipate having to? Do your kids just not care as much? Are a couple of them old enough to know the drill?