This past Easter at Grandma’s house we did an Easter egg hunt and my eldest son thought I was crazy for the way I suggested we divide up the eggs at the end of the search.
I went to hide the eggs, and then had all the boys go searching. The two oldest boys (8 and 6 years old), went running and looking with intensity, collecting and moving on to the next; the younger boys (4 and 2 years old) would find one and then spend their time opening it and getting the candy. Needless to say the older boys found more.
Once they had found them all, I suggested since Benjamin (the oldest) had found the most and reaped the biggest harvest; that he should be forced taxed at 95% and that I would take all those eggs from him and redistribute them to the younger boys to be fair.
He looked at me with that strange look on his face and said: “That’s crazy -Dad“! So simple an 8 year old can understand – socialism does not work!! There’s no incentive for him to work hard next time around!!
We also did “Resurrection Rolls” that we learned about from the Boyer family blog. It was a great learning aid for the little boys. Check it out for next year.