Today was the first of three Easter egg hunts that Frugal Boy can participate in.
I have vivid memories of going to the local Easter egg hunt when I was a kid. My dad would have my siblings and I practice in the side yard beforehand. We would go over drills of scooping up eggs without stopping and he would give us strategies to go where the other kids weren’t. Then after the big event where my brothers and I would pick our noses and pick up a paltry amount of eggs he would throw his hands up in the air and tell us how lousy we were at picking up eggs with good candy inside.
Naturally, I would be a better father to Frugal Boy. So training started yesterday.
The town’s egg hunt was divided into age groups. Frugal Boy was in the 2 and under (and aggressive parents) category. We saw some friends there as well.
It was difficult to contain his excitement while we waited for the start. There may have been a small tantrum thrown because we kept telling him he had to wait. But finally, the countdown was initiated and he ran, er moseyed, onto the field.
This kid was faster on the draw. It also helped that he was able to distract Frugal Boy with his fancy police car basket.
All in all, he did pretty well. He ended up with 9 eggs after he gave one to his one year old daycare pal.
We asked him if he had fun and he gave a very enthusiastic “YESS”. Next year we’ll have to step up the training. I mean C’mon kid, stickers and gummies is the best you can come home with?