Monday, March 24, 2008

The DeWitt Egg Bash

This year marked the 4th annual Egg Bashing Contest at my parents' house for Easter. For those who have never had the privilege of this tradition...... I will explain.

A strange fact of nature is the reason for our "game". When two hard boiled eggs are rolled towards each other and HIT....... only one of them prevails without a crack. The other is mourned over by it's maker.
We dye our eggs like everyone else, but then have one specific one picked out as our "racer". (The contest really isn't a race, but for some reason we call our game eggs "racers".) My mom then makes our bracket according to how many people are playing,

we draw numbers to see which round we play in and then the game begins.
The same strip of carpet is used each year, marked with masking tape to give us our official distance away from the opponent.

"Do the eggs hit each other the very first roll?", you ask.
No -- most of the time it takes a few rolls to actually get a HIT. So we have egg passers who hand the eggs back to their owners for the next roll.

Each match-up brings a smile for some and a pout for others.

(This was before Griffin was knocked out of the contest.)

THE FINAL ROUND 2008 -- Dad vs. Kevin

Only one can be named "CHAMPION" and receive the official plaque (which I forgot to take a picture of) to hang in their house for the entire next year. Who won it all?


So happy, so proud.

For the past couple years in our "unofficial second round" Jeff has made a .......... not so legal egg to race. This year his JEWEL ARMORED invention demolished each contender it came up against. ---- Leave it to Jeff.


Danielle said...

That has got to be the coolest Easter Egg tradition I have ever heard of. Seriously. I love it!!

Jen said...

that sounds like so much fun!! i think i might have to adopt this tradition!! What a blast! and i love jeff's awesome egg!!

Holly Janeen said...

how cute are you?!
gosh i love your family... i totally miss Jill... tell her hi for me :)

Alisa Larson said...

What a fun Easter tradition! I love Jeff's armored egg. :-)

kemptons said...

Looks like a pretty intense competition!