Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter AKA The Day We Learned Our Family Is Filled With Cheaters

One of our Easter traditions is a spoon race.  We hold an egg in a spoon and 'run' a course in the front yard.  The first to complete the course without dropping the egg wins.

On this particular day, some of our family members showed their true colors.  And their dastardly deeds were discovered.  Although they did not seem the least bit remorseful....

Some chose to use the "zigzagging" approach to thwart the progress of other racers as demonstrated by College Boy on The Drug Dealer.  The "reach out and act like you are going to grab another racer" approach was also used by Home Brew as seen in the rear of this photograph.

Others chose to be a little more clever in their deception.  If you will look closely, you can see that this egg has a piece of tape wrapped around it - attaching it to the spoon.

Pita got real sneaky and actually put her spoon inside the shell of the hardboiled egg!

Even the smallest of racers was not above using fraudulent practices.  When I zoomed in on AB, you could see the piece of tape on the bottom of her egg attaching it to the spoon.

At least now we know and we can take appropriate measures for future spoon races.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

NOT your FAMILY..... And here I had been thinking how spotlessly PURRFECT they all WUZ...... Gosh Darn---I'm SO disappointed...... ha ha ha

Happy Easter.

Desert Survivor said...

I love all the different ways they figured out to get an advantage!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, you've got some determined and creative racers in your family! Love the pics!

George said...

Were you in the race or only the photographer? At least you know that all of your family members are incredibly clever!

Snooty Primadona said...

It must be so much fun to have family to do fun things with on holidays!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my have the silliest family ever. I LOVE THEM ALL!!!