And with that the rope was raised as a bunch of four-year-olds scrambled onto the filed trying to gather as many eggs as possible. Alex ran to the side away from the crowd-as her daddy instructed her-allowing her to collect lots of eggs with as little interference as possible.
The eggs were soon cleared from the field and parents entered the field to retrieve their child.
"The 5-year-old hunt will begin in 15 minutes." the man announced. After the field was cleared the staff tossed out a new batch of eggs in preparation for the five-year-olds.
Eric and Alex joined Lucas, Ryder and I along our spot on the side of the field. Alex went through her eggs to see what treats and candies she had gathered. Soon the 5-year-old hunt began. We watched as 5-year-olds scramble to get eggs and we noticed a little girl in purple running to get eggs. She was obviously not 5-she was probably 3 at best-and the fact that she was wearing a diaper helped confirm her young age.
"She is obviously not five", I commented to Eric. But then I tried to be kind and give them the benefit of the doubt and stated "maybe they were late and missed her race so her parents sent her out now."
It was then time for Lucas to head over towards the opening to get his position for the six-year-olds turn. Alex and I stayed on the side so I could take some pictures.
"I don't like this candy" Alex suddenly said. I pointed out a garbage can and she headed over to spit it out. I watched her but stayed where I was so not to lose my good picture taking spot.
She quickly spit out her candy then started heading back. When she had almost made it back she stopped by a mother, father and a little girl.
It was the little girl in purple's family. "What?" I heard them ask as Alex then repeated what she had just said.
"She shouldn't have been in the five-year-old hunt. She isn't 5 and it was just for five-year-olds". Alex chided.
"Alex get over here" I hissed as I realized what she was saying.
The parents just stared and then glared at Alex. They were not happy being reprimanded by a 4-year-old. I am sure I was turning 3 shades of red at this point. "Alex-you do not tell other people what they should or shouldn't do like that" I muttered when she finally came back to my side.
The parents with the girl in purple quickly left for which I was grateful as this was not exactly a proud moment for me as a mom.
Later that day I was downloading the pictures I saw this.See the little girl in purple-whose face I blurred- there next to Alex? Yes-that is the cute little girl in purple-in the 4-year-old hunt!
No wonder why her parents scowled at Alex--a 4-year-old caught them in their act.
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Life with children is often very interesting. There will be times when our children will receive an award, accomplish something great and we will be beaming with pride. And then there are moments like the one that I just described where proud could easily be replaced with embarrassed- but at least it gives us something to blog about.
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