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'Aggressive' Colorado Parents Force Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Canceled
MyFox DC ^ | March 16, 2012

Posted on 03/26/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A free annual Easter egg hunt held in Old Colorado City was canceled because "aggressive" parents were grabbing too many eggs for their children.

Thousands of candy-filled plastic eggs are scattered across Bancroft Park every year for children to find and collect, KXRM reported.

But organizers said some parents were too aggressive and took too many of the eggs, leaving some children empty-handed.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: clintonlegacy; diversity; easter; egghunt
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It was loads of fun hunting for eggs at home with my brother and sister. Only one year did we go to the town event (it was a very small town) and I remember it being no fun at all. Some kids were so worked up that they were even stealing eggs out of other kids baskets and kids were crying and parents were getting upset. Hunting at home had a kind of majical quality about it, but the organized hunt was like a sporting event. Might have been fun for older kids, but when you are like 4 years old, you don’t want to get mugged on Easter.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 8:24:53 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sacajaweau

We used to always have our own Easter egg hunts. Sometimes it was at home, sometimes with extended family. I remember my Dad patiently hiding all the eggs numberous times. (Why have only one Easter egg hunt?) We always colored at least one dozen eggs a few days before.....it was so much fun.

I don’t understand parents who do this.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 8:26:08 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: CSM

ah yes the old adult conversation time. I remember those days! go outside and play it’s adult time


23 posted on 03/26/2012 8:27:03 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: blueunicorn6
I learned early on that "if it's Free, it's not for me".

Growing up in Philly I saw that any "free" event would invite the moocher class to take over with the inevitable outcomes.

24 posted on 03/26/2012 8:27:06 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

25 posted on 03/26/2012 8:28:39 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When you’ve Socialized a group of people with democracy for about 100 years it only results in the mob rule of animals!


26 posted on 03/26/2012 8:41:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: houeto

I’ll bet that was colorful!


27 posted on 03/26/2012 8:41:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Parents can be dorks.

On one side are hyper-competitive, often hyper-controlling parents that fight to get their children into “Ivy League Preschools”, and drive their children to be successful (by the parents inflated standards) at all costs. Often easy to tell because 5th graders shouldn’t be having nervous breakdowns from unending psychological abuse.

The on the other side are parents who are so terrified of anything even slightly competitive or indicative of success or failure that they try to force their children and their children’s peers into perpetual mediocrity and insulation from anything challenging or stimulating. Less easy to spot except that they want to compete over everything.

Then add what had been a holiday, but is now an event based almost exclusively on nauseating levels of sugar, decorated with pagan fertility designs and a smattering of Christianity in a vague and tenuous connection, instead of what should be their most important religious holiday of the year.

In the midst of this, having children wear pseudo-nostaligic, uncomfortable and odd looking costumes while mucking about on an overgrown lawn looking for brightly pastel colored boiled chicken eggs (alternatively egg shaped chocolate balls filled with some unknown and grotesque substance) and faux-chocolate caricatures of Leporidae.

Gee, what’s not to like?


28 posted on 03/26/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: relictele
it’s worse when the parents get into the act.

I bought so many cookies from co-workers at the office over the years that I thought "Girl Scout" was the brand name........

29 posted on 03/26/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: longtermmemmory

I took my daughters to ONE of these, ONCE. They made a circle of string around a large hunting area; and three areas for older, middle, and little kids; repeatedly announced NO PARENTS to enter the stringed area.

When the “go” signal was made, half the parents ran in their to “help” their kids. I did not, of course, my daughters got a small handfuls, and were really being pushed around.

By adults.

Yes, they broke the rules going in there. They showed no concern about it, and nothing was done about it. I guess what are you going to do? Arrest them?

It was disgusting.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 8:49:18 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

One Easter in Juneau, Alaska the hunt was ruined by a huge flock of ravens that swooped in ahead of the kids and stole nearly all the colored eggs.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:12 AM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: NativeSon

I learned early on that “if it’s Free, it’s not for me”.

True that.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: dainbramaged

Then they could have held a fun family Easter raven shoot instead...


33 posted on 03/26/2012 9:12:56 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NativeSon
I learned early on that “if it's Free, it's not for me”.
Growing up in Philly I saw that any “free” event would invite the moocher class to take over with the inevitable outcomes.

And we have our winner!

34 posted on 03/26/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Sacajaweau

If parents had more children, they could stay home and do this as a family.

As wants have become “needs”, our selfish culture has turned from God and Family.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 9:25:43 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Sacajaweau

We did the same. The year that my younger daughter ended up with nothing because a mom encouraged a 12-year-old to get eggs for her little sister, I said no more.

We don’t need all the stupid candy anyway.

We do “in the dark” egg hunts with flashlights. At 12 and 14 they still want to do it, even if the eggs are empty.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 9:42:43 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"...and faux-chocolate caricatures of Leporidae.'

LOL - nice. First time I've seen Leporidae used in a sentence at FR.

Personally, I prefer the faux-chocolate caricature of the rare Oligocene Paleolagus.

37 posted on 03/26/2012 9:50:51 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All

When I think of Old Colorado City, I think of the Meadow Muffin!


38 posted on 03/26/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: netmilsmom
When we were really big...like 40...we decided to have an egg toss at my parents house (They weren't home from church yet).

It was a small city lot. My parents came home.

Bless my dear dad...all he did was smile, and told us to wash the egg off the house when we were done.

39 posted on 03/26/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

LOLOLOL!

What a great Dad!


40 posted on 03/26/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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