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Narcissus? at an Easter egg hunt?? Really?

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terrifictoddlers Sun 16-Apr-17 23:08:10

We went to a Cadbury egg hunt this Easter! It was fun. However, my under 8 year olds were expecting the hunted letters to spell out something like "bunny" or "chocolate". In the egg hunt today, the letters they spent ages finding spelt out the word 'narcissus'. What the ..? Is this weird or what???? Anyone else experience this?

HighMountain Sun 16-Apr-17 23:21:38

I take it there were lots of daffodils around then?!

shirleycartersaidso Sun 16-Apr-17 23:55:35

Isn't that a type of flower?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 16-Apr-17 23:59:51

I love narcissi.

Cakescakescakes Mon 17-Apr-17 00:04:05

We went to one and the final word was a long flower name too. The hunt was in a lovely garden so makes total sense to me.

Cakescakescakes Mon 17-Apr-17 00:05:05

Ah I get it. Has OP confused narcissus (the daffodil type flower) with narcissist?

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 17-Apr-17 00:09:50

Was there a handsome young man sitting by a nearby pool admiring his own reflection?

NotAMammy Mon 17-Apr-17 00:22:37

Was I the only one thinking that OP had heard a child being called Narcissus at a super posh easter egg hunt?

HeyCat Mon 17-Apr-17 00:36:45

It's a flower. It blooms in springtime.

Totally suitable for an Easter hunt, I don't get the issue.

Asmoto Mon 17-Apr-17 00:47:55

Appropriate for spring time, yes, but would many under-8s be familiar with this flower and its name?

HeyCat Mon 17-Apr-17 02:45:20

Probably not, but what's wrong with them learning it?

GinSwigmore Mon 17-Apr-17 03:23:37

I am Narcissus

GinSwigmore Mon 17-Apr-17 03:24:18

I am Narcissus daffodil

GinSwigmore Mon 17-Apr-17 03:24:42

^ is there an Echo in here? wink

SamoanSamosa Mon 17-Apr-17 03:31:56

I'm all for learning new and challenging vocab. Under 8s would have been with an adult to help them.

I don't see the harm.

BreatheDeep Mon 17-Apr-17 03:34:17

I went to one. It was Wedgwood as the property has a Wedgwood connection. I'm guessing all the answers and questions were themed to the property.

terrifictoddlers Mon 17-Apr-17 09:40:35

Hey all! Yes I get it's a type of daffodil! 'Daffodil' would probably have been fine (with a stretch!) ... but 'narcissus'? ... really??? ... it went completely over most of the kids' heads!! ( I think maybe we're not cultured enough for a Cambridge egg hunt!!! ... 'chocolate bunnies' is much more our level!!) smile

originalbiglymavis Mon 17-Apr-17 09:44:13

At least it wasn't Jonquil.

terrifictoddlers Mon 17-Apr-17 09:49:21

Wedgwood? .. ! Ok, so 'narcissus' is not completely out of the ordinary for these kind of hunts then! smile ... still ... smile

terrifictoddlers Mon 17-Apr-17 09:52:46

'Jonquil' ... wink just had to look that up!! It's not just the kids whose vocabulary is improving this Easter hols!!!!! tbusmile

Nightneverchanges Mon 17-Apr-17 09:54:25

Ah wimpole hall, we did this last week. Pretentious bastards used Capability last year.

(As in Capability Brown who designed the gardens.)

terrifictoddlers Mon 17-Apr-17 09:59:27

!!! wink yup ... wimpole!

terrifictoddlers Tue 18-Apr-17 20:27:55

Just to say thanks for all the comments! ... and after reading all the posts and thinking about it for a couple of days, I reckon it's not such a bad thing that Wimpole does this random thing!! I thought it was wierd and not appropriate for kids as an initial reaction, but now, knowing this is a thing, I have decided to see it as a way of opening up new conversations with the little ones, which we mightn't have had otherwise! (I'm not into flowers or the history of stately homes! ... but if this forces me to have such conversations with my children, then it can't b a bad thing I guess! It's not my thing! but it might be theirs!! Who knows!) smiletbusmile

canihaveacoffeeplease Tue 18-Apr-17 20:32:21

Ours (falkland) was daffodil. So same thing, just a tad more understandable for kids maybe!

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