Easter Sunday is not a basket full of fun for everyone.
Some obviously don’t celebrate, and others just cannot get into the spirit of the decorations and egg baskets and on and on and on.
One guy on the “Am I the A**hole?” (AITA) went through this during this spring season when his neighbor repeatedly pushed his celebrations on him.
Redditor easterneighbor ultimately caused drama with this neighbor when he decidedly told the neighbor to stop involving him.
But after serious push-back from next door, the Original Poster (OP) wondered if he was in the wrong.
He asked the subReddit:
“AITA for making [my] neighbor remove the Easter eggs he put in my yard for an Easter egg hunt?”
The neighbor asked all week if the OP would take part in the Easter egg hunt.
“Since Wednesday my neighbor asked if he could hide eggs in my (28[Male]) yard as part of an Easter egg hunt they wanted to do for the kids coming to their bbq (barbecue).”
“Our yards are right next to each other with only the pavement dividing it and no fence; which I’m thinking about setting up after what happened.”
“He asked 3 times and each time I said no, because I don’t like the idea of a bunch of little kids I don’t know coming into my yard. Besides, he wanted to hide most of them in my garden, and I wouldn’t trust a 6 yr old to not step on my flowers or knock over a pot.”
“He’s been mad since I repeatedly said no and explained why. Their yards just as big as mine so I didn’t see why they needed my space too.”
Despite his protests, the neighbor persisted.
“Yesterday I was having some car trouble so I took it to my friend who’s a mechanic. Not getting it back until Tuesday. So I guess because my car wasn’t in my driveway, they assumed I wasn’t home.”
“Because in the morning I’m doing work in my basement and I hear footsteps nearby. Checked my hidden security cam, and I see my neighbor walking back to his house from my yard.”
“Right away I go outside to confront him and he looked panicked.”
The OP and his neighbor got into an argument.
“Honestly no idea why the hell he thought it was a good idea to do that. Like even if I wasn’t home at the time, what made him think I wouldn’t get there, say, when kids were in my freaking yard??? I just was so p**sed off.”
“He told me to please let them do this since the eggs were already spread out and his family was gonna be home soon. At that moment I was seriously mad so I told him either to take all the eggs back or I’m throwing them out myself.”
“Then he got mad and was calling me s**t under his breath but he picked them up and left.”
“I’m going out to check my yard to make sure he got all of them and his wife is giving me a dirty look too while he was talking to her. They had their little party and Easter egg hunt in their one yard.”
“I was out there just now watering my plants and they were cleaning up. My neighbor was still mad at me. He told me he hopes I’m happy with what I did.”
“Right now that I’m more calm and not mad at him anymore, I’m kinda wondering if I was an a**hole for making him pick his s**t up and not letting them use my yard.”