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You shouldn’t have to wear a helmet and pads if you’re going to hop down the bunny trail.

Some news stories, for good or ill, repeat themselves every year. When Easter rolls around, the inevitable stories surface about outbreaks of aggression and even violence at, of all wholesome events, Easter egg hunts.

This year, organizers in Colorado Springs, Colo., simply gave up. Last year, the egg hunt there was over literally in seconds as pushy parents swarmed the field to assure their children got an egg. So this year’s event has been canceled.

Sadly, organizers did the right thing. When it stops being fun, stop doing it.

And parents should stop sucking the fun out of a childhood rite of passage. Fight for your kids, sure, but over things that matter – not over plastic, candy-filled eggs. Let your kids be kids.

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