Friday, April 1, 2011



In our household, April 1st has been called Jellybean Day for the past 3 years.  In an effort to remove superficial means of celebrating Resurrection Sunday, and because we don't think candy is inherently evil on its own, we created a day where eating candy can be the focus.  It's a greatly anticipated event around here.  Last year, we hid plastic eggs filled with candy all over the house and outside too.  The gift that keeps on giving, we were still finding eggs in July.

This year, we decided to do a type of scavenger hunt where the kids are handed the first clue, and from there, they are led to where to find the next clue, and the next, until at last, they follow the clue that leads them to the loot.  Because they generally work in teams anyway, I think this will be an acceptable way of presenting the candy.  They're pretty good about divying things up evenly.

Now the kids are waiting anxiously for Daddy to get home from work, at which time the hunt will take place.

And in a few hours, if you drive by our house or are privileged enough to live close by, you may hear wild screaming, view blurs of boys frantically running around and around, up the trees, down the sidewalk, and I'm sure Sam's maniacal jumping jacks will make an appearance.  Don't worry, they're just getting the beans out.

Off to check the locks.

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