Sunday, April 8, 2012
We were invited to the home of a family who just returned from China two months ago with their third daughter, a 12.5 yr. old. They said to expect about 100 kids and they weren't exagerating! The group of kids lined up for the egg hunt with the 2-3 yr. olds in the front, 4-5s, 6-7s, and lastly, the 8-10 year olds. Look how small she is compared to her peers.
She wasn't quite sure how an egg hunt goes since last year was just a tiny one in our backyard and she doesn't remember any part of Easter from last year at all. After some coaching, she was a pro, as long as I was there to get the "high" ones. Once she reached for an egg and a taller boy reached right over her and took it. I made him put it back so I could lift Jie Jie up to reach it.
Afterward, the hostess released a container of live ladybugs, many of which met a quick end under feet and between eager fingers.
After the hunt, I snapped an unposed picture of Jie Jie. She was pretending to take a picture with a tiny plastic camera that was inside one of the eggs she found. Then called her name and snapped another picture when she turned around and saw what I'd done.