Hiding Easter eggs is the best. You know what's not the best? Forgetting where you hid the damn things in the first place. It's so easy to get caught up in the moment, tucking eggs into every nook and cranny of the house. Yet when the hunt ends, I always find myself wondering, "Did they find them all?" If you wake up in a cold sweat come morning asking yourself that very question, here's what to do if you lose an Easter egg in your house.
Before we get into answering that question, let me first just touch on the biggest question of all: Why does the "Easter Bunny" hide eggs in the first place? Wouldn't it make sense for an Easter Hen to be doing that? Or if we're stuck on having an Easter Bunny, shouldn't he be hiding something more rabbit-y, like say more rabbits?
It turns out we can thank the Germans for the idea of a bunny bringing eggs, according to History Channel. In Germany, the tradition of the Osterhase, or Easter hare, originated from a legend in which a woman hid decorated eggs in her garden for children to find, but when the eggs were found, a hare was seen hopping away, and the children assumed it was the rabbit who hid them, reported the Herald-Zeitung.
The Germans might be the reason why we hide Easter eggs — they even have a museum dedicated to them — but I don't think they foresaw the pure havoc a stray egg could cause. Spoiled egg alert: It smells rotten. Really, really rotten! So, if you have a few Easter eggs floating around your house post-hunt, you'll want to brush up on these tips to deal with them.