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Kina Locates All the Eggs
Lone holdout in underwear drawer discovered late in morning; jellybeans consumed at dawn, except for disgusting popcorn one
I hid six eggs last night, each filled with jellybeans and situated in locations designed to be obscure enough for a clever and observant five-year-old to uncover with diligent effort. Kina is a Highlights “hidden items” expert, after all.
An orange egg placed in the sink of her toy kitchen, serving as a note that the game was afoot.
A purple egg in the fruit bowl, concealed among the bananas.
A blue egg in a frosted glass vase, visible through its ridged walls underneath a plastic cherry blossom she brought home a month ago.
A green egg in the space behind the couch cushion, because I was afraid she wouldn’t find the others.
A yellow egg in the sturdy Chinese dim sum teacup from the legendary Kowloon Restaurant on Route 1 Saugus that I purloined from a totally unrelated dim sum parlor in Manhattan eight years ago.
An orange egg in her underwear drawer, which I knew would be impossible for Kina to find but inevitably discoverable, as long as she agreed to get dressed for the day.
She found all of them but the last (as predicted) within three minutes of starting—which is fully two minutes longer than it took her in 2020, when we first did this. She did eventually get dressed and find the orange one, and now all the jellybeans are gone.
Except the popcorn ones, which, as noted, are disgusting.
Apparently today’s Parade is a garden again? She claims to have invented “a new kind of star” that adorns this beautiful and unintentionally Passover-themed edition. There is an entirely different artwork on the back composed of elaborate hearts and all our names. An Easter egg, if you will.