Over the weekend, we took Atlas to his first Easter egg hunt. We found one near my parents house, and decided it would be fun for us all to go together. The Excellent Egg Frenzy is put on by the Woodbury Parks & Rec every year rain or shine! We braved the cold, and went. We expected there to be a lot of kids there, but were blown away by the number of people when we arrived. The field where the egg hunt was taking place was packed with both children and adults, all ready to run for eggs.
Even though the adults found the event a little chaotic, Atlas seemed to enjoy himself. He loved being around all the people. He is most definitely a people-watcher. A bird-watcher, and an airplane-watcher, too. Oh, and let’s not forget, the little toy he got in his egg was pretty rad.
They had the children separated out by age group, so I was hoping Atlas would get to run and ‘find’ some eggs himself. That was not the case. The moment they said go, all the adults swarmed the field. All the eggs were gathered within a minute or two. We only managed to get two eggs in the chaos.
After all the eggs had been found, we noticed a little girl who didn’t have any – so Atlas shared one of his with her. Honestly, I was shocked that some kids had baskets full of eggs even though there was a limit of 5 per child and other kids had none. Atlas was just as happy with one egg as two, and we made that little girl’s day. Could you imagine bringing your child to an event like that and leaving empty-handed?! In moments like these, I feel like we are doing something right as parents.