Okay, here’s the deal.
The Easter Bunny had duly delivered a bunch of chocolate eggs to our place late on Saturday. I found them just before midnight. Being the dutiful dad I spent 15 minutes hiding the eggs. Easter Bunny hopped away.
But he wasn’t the only bunny in our house. Here’s what happened.
I have 100 chocolate eggs in my hand. I hid them throughout the house. My children find them all the next day. Even the one hidden inside the Egg carton in the fridge (I thought I was soooo clever).
That morning, I ask my kids for a chocolate egg to eat. My children say no.
I asked them approximately 300 times for a chocolate egg. The answer was still no.
The lessons to be learnt here:
1. I’m an idiot, idiotic and prone to idiocy.
I have chocolate that my children don’t know about. I give the chocolate to my children. I expect them to share the chocolate. Yeh, like that’s gonna happen! Should have got me my own little chocolate stash.
2. The Easter Bunny is a lazy son of a ^%$&**#. He should have hidden his own eggs.
3. Business lesson – it’s easier to negotiate from a position of strength.
Imagine this on Easter Sunday. “Okay kids. Listen up. I have 100 chocolate eggs. If you give me 10 eggs, I will give you the rest.”
Bingo! I’d be sitting here now, stuffing down 3 pound of chocolates.
Hope you and yours had a Happy Easter.
I’m off to steal me some chocolate eggs!