For seven years running, I have brought my kids to Easter Egg Hunts without baskets. It just kind of slips my mind until morning of, you know? And I’m never 100% sure we’re going to the Egg Hunt until about a half hour before. And then we’re racing there because if you come two minutes late to an Egg Hunt, you miss the whole damn thing.
We are always the most under dressed at the Egg Hunt too. It’s probably because we’re Jewish and the only significance that Easter holds for my kids is FREE CANDY. Kinda beats our April offering of gefilte fish and matzah.
We happened to be in Williamsburg, Virginia this Easter Sunday, staying at the Kingsmill Resort, which thankfully had an Egg Hunt right out front so no travel time necessary. After breakfast, I grabbed two garbage bags from the hotel gift shop and we ran out just as the hunt began.
The hunt wasn’t very hard. All the eggs were just sprinkled around the lawn in plain sight, so Mazzy and Harlow scooped up as many as they could carry. It was a much different experience than previous years when they were amongst the younger kids, battling it out for the two eggs they could reach in time.
Never underestimate a couple of Jews at an Easter Egg Hunt. While Mazzy ran around at the speed of light, trailing her garbage bag behind her, Harlow gave me her bag to carry so she had more hands.
“Keep close, Mommy!!!” She yelled so she wouldn’t have to waste time running back and forth to drop off her loot.
After it was over, we took pictures with the Easter Bunny, who might be the least creepy Easter Bunny I’ve ever seen.
Then the kids spread out their loot and opened each egg to find out what was inside. That’s probably the most disappointing part of every Egg Hunt. When your kids realize that most of the eggs aren’t filled with candy at all. Instead they find stickers, rubber band bracelets, plastic frogs and the dreaded orange rope ring.
Do you know the rope ring? Harlow got like three in a row. Thankfully, she kept it together.
The most exciting scores were tootsie rolls.
Are Tootsie rolls kosher for Passover?
Nope. But you can eat them anyway. I mean, to be honest, they had already eaten pancakes for breakfast too.
Nice work Mazzy & Harlow! My kids are half Jewish so they get Easter candy and matzah. Confusing maybe and I do think the bunny might have an advantage but it’s fun to give them both experiences.