Yesterday I went, with my daughter and her two boys to an Easter egg hunt
at the Mornington Racecourse.
This is my excuse for this not being a gardening, cooking, recycling etc. post.
The main stage had a series of shows for the kids. As you can see, lots of music and dancing...and not just on the stage. There were also carnival rides and terrific craft activities.
In another part of the racecourse they had sectioned off areas where they tossed out chocolate eggs in the grass then set fifty or so children (in age groups) off to gather as many as they could...which was too many in anyone's language! And please don't think I am being an old humbug (can you be a humbug at Easter?)....because there were 500,000 eggs all up. This photo is just a small number of the eggs two little boys collected on their own.
It was so cute to see the faces of the littlies when they saw the eggs and began collecting. But the down side was some of the adults who, not content to just encourage and support their children, were raking up the eggs with their fingers and scooping handfuls into the children's bags. I saw one older girl go in several times, even when it clearly wasn't her age group. She walked away with a shopping bag full!
Greed is always ugly, I think.
But I won't whinge too much because it was a fun day and it would be a very mean Grandma who would deny a couple of little boys their dreams of chocolate eggs at Easter.
Now...all together... AWWWWW!