On Monday's edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," Piers Morgan shared his views over the recent cancellation of the Old Colorado City Easter Egg Hunt at Colorado Springs, Colorado's Bancroft Park. Organizers were forced to cancel this years event due to the bad behavior and cheating antics of the parents.
"Fully grown human beings jumped a rope specifically designed to prevent adult involvement and swarmed the hunt area to grab eggs for their children so they could win."
An incredulous Piers tried to rationalize the parents "unedifying" actions by considering his own competitive nature and the fact that he himself is the father of four children, relating that he "fully understands that desire for one's precious little offspring to succeed in life."
However, the acquisition of plastic, pastel colored eggs by means of aggressive parental involvement leaves one to believe that there is something more rotten at play. Piers' suspicion, the growing phenomenon of the "helicopter parent."
"The type that hovers over their children, poking their bossy noses into every aspect of their lives, and doing whatever it takes, ethical or otherwise, to prevent failure, the kind that lies, bribes and bullies to get them into better schools or sports clubs, or sneakily does their homework for them."
Whatever the reason for this calamity it certainly adds new meaning to the phrase "egging on your children."