Every holiday usually has one memory stand out at a family gathering and the Easter of 2022 will always be remembered as the ” Extreme Egg Toss” game that admittedly I ordered and brought to the family celebration.
Let me warn you… do not be deceived by this innocent-looking face… this ” extreme egg toss” ” egg” is a mystic in a egg costume!
The idea behind the game is to toss the ” egg” back and forth-each time taking one step backwards until you miss and you hear the dreaded words ” You cracked my egg” and then one tosser is eliminated and/ or you just start over. The egg has 40 different sayings and touch sensors to evaluate the outcome of the toss. ( Believe me… it was sensory activated-especially sound!)
Eloise and I played and really had fun… the older kids sometimes got too competitive… but still, overall, it was a fun diversion.
After eating a delicious lunch, then desserts, conversing about spring break vacations ( the good, bad, and ugly) watching golf and baseball games, as well as the family Easter Egg hunt… I was about ready to head home. I could hardly keep my eyes open … all that food!
Mandy helped me pack up and take everything to the car and put it in the far back! Another wonderful memorable Easter gathering… I just didn’t know then how memorable.
Just as I made the circular curve onto the interstate… I slammed on brakes while pulling down the visor because I was temporarily blinded by the bright sun. Suddenly I heard this voice say loudly and clearly…” ” What’s wrong? You got egg in your face?”
I almost had a heart attack! At first I thought a stranger had “snuck” in the backseat and hidden but as I stared in the mirror I realized there was nothing in the backseat-Mandy and I had put everything in the rear compartment.
My car was still swerving as I tried to gain my composure… ( Am sure the man behind me must have been thinking I had too many ” libations” celebrating Easter.) It wasn’t until I heard the voice again ( ” The yolk’s on you”) that I figured out who the ” voice ” was …but it was far out of my reach ( without stopping) in bumper to bumper Easter traffic. It was going to be a long trip home.
Things got eerier… a car pulled into my lane without any warning … again forcing me to hit the brakes and shake my head at the driver while blowing my horn to let him know how close he came to hitting me…suddenly the egg shouted out… “Was that an egg-splosion” or what? “
By now I was so exasperated …things could have gone either way… but finally I saw the bizarre humor in this situation ( a writer for a comedy sitcom couldn’t come up with anything this funny… in hindsight. )
One of the main problem was that the ” voice ” in the trunk was on high volume for the outdoor sound level egg toss.. so every time the egg talked …it shouted!
The timing on the egg voice became funnier and funnier-almost like a comic waiting for his turn to throw the punch-line! As if the egg was listening…
For example …As I drove past the paper plant… I heard the voice say” ” We-eeee… Rotten Egg! ” I burst out laughing-it was pretty bad.
A sudden clap of thunder was met with “ What’s Crackin’? ”
By the time I turned onto Rainbow Road… the egg only had time for one comment before I parked and I got the “egg” out of the car… but the last voice echoed my final thoughts…” My brain’s fried; I’m going to sleep!”
This evening as I finish the Easter Day post… I already know that this story will make it into the legacy of…” Remember when Boo Boo brought that talking egg toss game and she forgot to turn it to the ” off” mode before driving home and it talked to her the whole way?”
So until tomorrow… Thank you God for the pure joy of the resurrection… and homespun humor as we follow our paths back home to you.
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh