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Easter egg hunts in Kaktovik, Alaska were the best. Brightly colored plastic eggs thrown atop snow banks. The best part? Each age group had their own hunt, including the 20-40 year olds. No need to beat up children to get the most eggs.

Jan Morrill Writes

Yesterday, CNN’s Piers Morgan reported on an Easter egg hunt that had been canceled. Care to take a guess why? Bad weather? No. Bad economy? No. Egg shortage? No.

So why was it cancelled?  Bad behavior by . . . the parents!

Are you kidding me?

Now, I believe in parental involvement. But not to the extent the parents are the ones grabbing the eggs, after crossing barricades placed to prevent their involvement, then pushing other children out of the way to get at more, more, more.

I also believe in competition. But parents pushing and shoving, trying to get the most eggs for their little darlings is NOT competition. Whatever happened to the philosophy, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game?”

This bad behavior by adults–on Easter, no less–makes me sad and mad, and it’s just one more thing that makes me wonder, “What’s this world coming…

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