Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

3.14.2008

Easter Egg Mania

Later, I will post some sort of image -whether still or video - of the egg mania of the third-graders at my son's school. Me and about a half-dozen moms hid hundreds of eggs. Ok, hid may be an exaggeration. We tossed hundreds of eggs onto the school playground. We spent about 30 minutes tucking them in nooks and crannies.

In about 10 minutes, the eggs were gone. *shaking my head*

Funny thing is the conversation I had with an older lady who volunteers at the school. She lived in Mexico as a young girl and we talked about how children today have no concept of needing something. Our school is considered one of the socio-economically disadvantaged schools in the district, too. Yet, here are our children with all this excess. No comprehension of going hungry or going without. Even in my lifetime of 39 years, I can remember bare pantries and counting my pennies. I've been told sad tales of my mom and dad's upbringing, too. We are not that far removed from days of The Depression. I often wonder how today's children could survive if something apocolyptic happened to our country. Some massive disaster or terrorist attack. I'm not sure I have the skills to make it and I know children of today most certainly aren't taught those sorts of things - short of some of the boy scouts and military.

Sorry, got off on a bit of a tangent there. But, it was something to see.

2 Comments:

  • At 11:20 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    I am working on it honey, but it is a slow process.

     
  • At 12:32 PM, March 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Did I tell you that Joey shot his first deer this past season? Also, that kid could grow anything. He had a watermelon patch in our backyard. He definitely didn't get that from me. I can kill anything green that grows. Hey, I wonder if I tried to grow the weeds higher in our backyard, if they would die...? Hmm, I may have to consider that...
    but, yeah, I may have to let Joey live at home for a while, just in case of apocolypse.

     

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