The first year my husband saw something about the event he just took Boo Boo there on a whim. She came home with stuffed animals and candy and a huge smile. So the next year I went along...she got some candy and a couple dollars in cash. She was happy and smiling, we got CANDY and she got to hang with us doting on her for a few hours.
I have to tell you, from a parents perspective this event is not all that awesome. You stand in line, it is usually cold, your child runs around some, complains about the wait some. Parents who are first timers get WIDE EYED at the line, they don't understand. Why is there a line? Isn't this an Easter Egg Hunt?
It is the Eggstravaganza.
|I need to give this to the Easter Bunny!|
We got it down now. T-bone goes up about noon. We join him later to minimize the whine.
|She LOVED my egg.|
Out came The Easter Bunny - giving all the kids Twizzlers and waving and hugging. She was SO pleased to get the hand drawn gift - she waited for us to get the right picture of the hug. :)
We then went inside. The room was already buzzing with sugar and joy. Cheers going going up from the volunteers when certain colors of tickets were revealed. I mean, how fun to give a kid a scooter or a bike, or the biggest stuffed bunny you ever saw?
Boo Boo selected four little plastic eggs held together with tape. Then we went up to the counter.
A nice lady bubbling with excitement said, "Should we see what you got?" And she and Boo Boo began to open them. She SHRIEKED!!!!! "WE GOT AN ORANGE TICKET!!" and suddenly we were pretty popular. A lady behind said, "Is this the girl who won a BIKE?"
Boo Boo was in shock. A bike? And I have three more EGGS??? She could barely speak.
Lots of pictures were taken after Boo Boo surveyed all the bikes on the platform and selected the cute white one with pink and blue swirls. She barely remembered she got THREE OTHER prizes including two stuffed animals and a pencil case.
Would you if you were seven?
Did she need the bike? No.
Do other parents complain that this is a zoo and kids from other towns come? Yes.
Do I care? No. Because my Boo Boo had just as much fun the year she won two dollars and some candy as she did when she won the bike.
How can you argue with that?
|I wonder who's turn it will be next year to be so lucky.|