Monday, April 5, 2010....
Hmmm....the jury is still out on this verdict.
As I mentioned in my Thursday post, my family still holds Easter egg hunts even though there are no children involved in this ritual. Why do we still hold one? Because we can.
No. That's not the reason. We continue to hold them because we're a competitive family and seize the opportunity when we can. However, because you get bragging rights for an entire year we don't want other family members to know that we just might not make the grade when it comes to game day.
Sure we talk smack, but believe that we're supposed to. However, what happens if you know deep down you're going to lose, well, you make excuses.....
Conversation with YogaGirl on Friday:
YG: Hmmm...not sure about Sunday.
Me: What do you mean?
YG: Well, I've been having bad hair days and it may get in the way of me winning?
[note: I don't see the connection and if someone does, please post the logic behind this statement in the comments section because I'm dying to decipher the logic.]
Our conversation continued with excuse after excuse from hometown advantage to not having the right shoes.
In the end, YogaGirl was in-it to win-it (I think she was trying to psych me out). However, because she was part of a team, I felt it necessary to inform her teammate of her insecurities and I understand a pep talk took place where YG was told to go to bed early and train the day before for the sacred event.
Game day.... Our 88 year old father hides the eggs (which includes digging holes and putting chocolate eggs in a hole -- I wonder if he thought the eggs were bulbs since he did this several places with the eggs). Lots of shoving went on -- hubby shoved older sister and possibly Yoga Girl, I shoved older sister, Yoga Girl shoved me and in the end I WAS ON THE WINNING TEAM.
Sure, hubby got most of the eggs, but as this was a team challenge, I get bragging rights for an entire year.
I posted the win on Facebook and Twitter and plan to make it an everyday tag line on my blog.
Hubby and I rule and my 2 sisters can SUCK IT!
......Did I not mention my family is competitive?.......