Monday, April 9, 2012

THIS EASTER EGG WILL SELF-DESTRUCT

My son is three going on four. He loves pirates and applies pirate logic and pirate language to the non-pirate aspects of his life. I mentioned to him that we would have an Easter egg hunt on Easter. "An Easter egg treasure hunt," he asked, eyes lighting up, "with a treasure map and gold doubloons (which he pronounces "goldenblues") and everything?"

I blinked. "Yes, just like that."

On Easter morning, while he was at church with my parents, the Easter bunny stopped by and dropped off the following note:



Hey Kid,


I need your help. While I was dyeing eggs, a wicked snow bird - allied with the snow spiders - stole the candy eggs! The snow bird has filled her nests with eggs. Those she couldn't fit, she gave to the snow spiders to hide in their webs - along with some gold doubloons.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to recover the eggs. If you are caught by the snow bird or the snow spiders, I will disavow all knowledge of this operation. 


Good luck, son.


Yours Truly,


The E. Bunny


P.S. There's a map.

There was a treasure map, carefully marked with X's. He chose to accept.

Snow birds nest in the sides of snow banks.

And in vast, glacier-like expanses of snow.

Gold doubloons. Snow spiders can weave webs for days. They won't stop a dedicated treasure hunter.

And the wickedest, wiliest snow bird is no match for this kid.

Hope you had a great Easter...with far less snow than we had.

9 comments:

  1. That is so cute! What a fantastic idea with the note. The kids in our family had a tropical Easter Egg hunt, which generally involves the adults giving very broad hints because they need to find all the eggs before they melt.

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    1. Heh. Tropical was not an option for us. We had the same issue, but we had to move fast so that nobody broke a tooth on a frozen jelly bean. :)

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  2. Awesome! Our Easter bunny is more traditional. But one year, the tooth fairy was frightened off by three crazy, wild turkeys who were then roosting on our deck. She told of her harrowing experience in a note the second night after the tooth went under the pillow.

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    1. I'm making a note of this, for future reference. Good thinking!

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  3. This has so many layers of awesome. The letter, LOL!

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    1. He totally didn't believe the E. Bunny had left the note until he saw the map. Then: hook, line, sinker.

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  4. Everyone all together:::: D'aaaawww! :) so cute! I love the picture of the two of you! :)

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    1. Isn't it! Yeah, usually in pictures where he's cute I look like a raging dorkwad. I'm hardly even simmering here.

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