Easter Egg Hunts are not just for kids. They allow adults to reconnect with their inner child.
Easter has always been serious business in my family. Even as a kid I preferred Easter over Christmas. For once, there wasn’t that scary GDR Santa, but it also seemed a lot less stressful. One year it snowed on Easter Sunday and the adults chased the cat through the yard, so they could tell me the Easter Bunny left his traces. You could also see footprints leading to all the hidden treasures. As a good kid you play along with that. Adults are allowed to have fun, too.
The years went on and we never stopped the Easter Egg Hunts. Naturally, you run through the garden like a maniac trying to get most of the chocolate eggs. Finally, there came the time when we put on Easter Egg Hunts for our offspring. Oh, how eggciting to hide eggs well! One time in Australia we just went nuts. The kids there are very aware not to dig around stones and shrubs, then comes Easter. How the kids actually make it to adulthood without being killed by snakes or spiders there is beyond me.
Since we don’t have a garden available, we will go hunting in the park. We’ll wear our bunny ears and probably hide eggs twice. At least. While I won’t be ashamed at all, my better half will very likely bring a book and pretend not to have fun. Don’t take life all too seriously. It’s a time of the year when adults can feel like little kids again and leave their jobs and roles behind for a while.
Are you going on an Easter Egg Hunt?
Enjoy your long weekend. Happy Holidays!