Thursday, April 8, 2010
We went to a marshmallow drop for Easter over the weekend. A helicopter comes and dumps thousands of marshmallows while kids wait lined up along the edge of the field. They have them in two different age groups and for the younger ones they dump a bunch on the ground in front of them. But they do it like 6 or 7 minutes before they say go. So our kids kept making a break for the marshmallows only to get the big, "Noooo!" with people rushing at them to get them back off the field. Seriously, how long do you expect two year-olds to be able to just hold still and look at a bunch of marshmallows right in front of their face?
Once they said go, Cash got a little freaked out by all the running and throngs of children pushing to get past him. He was in tears and had no marshmallows. When I saw him again later I was relieved to see he had some marshmallows but wondered how since they'd all been taken where he was. I guess some lady brought her own and started dumping them out. Brilliant. Next year I'll remember to BYOM and let all the crowds rush by and just dump out our own. They say not to eat the marshmallows and you eventually go trade them in for candy.
At least the Easter Bunny was pretty cool with his jumping shoes so he really was hopping. And he didn't charge you money to take a picture with him like all the other Easter bunnies around here. Last year we went to the Miami Seaquarium and it was cool cause the Easter bunny came in on a fire truck with sirens wailing, but as soon as it stopped he got off and ran to the tent where you had to pay 10 or 15 bucks to take a picture with him, I guess before you could cheat and snap any free pictures of him.Lame.
As for Easter morning, once Ashton discovered there was candy in the eggs, he didn't hunt for any more - he just sat there opening his candy and shoving it in his mouth as fast as he could. He did happen to look up when I opened the blinds and he saw a ton of other candy - then you could see him panic, drop what was in his hands, make a quick check to see if his brothers had noticed yet and start moving as fast as he could to beat the competition to the new bounty of goods.