A non-profit organization in Sacramento tried to break the world record for largest Easter Egg hunt. It was for a good cause, raising awareness of Blue Heart International which rescues children from human trafficking. But some egg hunters were a little too enthusiastic.

Thousands of kids from across the city came out to search for more than 500,000 eggs. Actually they didn't have to search they were laying all over the ground.  (Why do we call them egg hunts?)

 

Of course there was the usual kid activities before the hunt, face paintings, bouncy houses, free Easter snacks. and then, some parents say, things got ugly.

 

Parents reportedly rushed onto the grass and started pushing and cursing at other children in order to get their hands on eggs and special prizes.

 

Mom Tessa Moon told the Sacramento Bee, “There was no organization at all, they all trampled each other. Little two and three year olds were crying. The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their kids and it was horrible”.

 

 

It did not look that bad to me.   Maybe we are seeing the less chaotic end of the hunt. My kids would have been overwhelmed for sure, but they are kind of wimpy.

 

I can see how there should have been more organization, but when you go to an egg hunt with half a million eggs you gotta bring the egg hunting muscle.

 

Even though the egg hunt did have more eggs than any other egg hunt in the world, it missed the world record because the organizers didn’t fill out the paperwork in time.

 

Doh!

 

This was the first one, so learn for your mistakes, fill out the paperwork and hire guards with tasers!