Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Dyeing, 2011

It is a longstanding tradition in the Slapinions household, dating back long before we had kids of our own, that we dye Easter eggs on Good Friday with all the kids in our life.

Well, we missed that deadline because I worked. Frankly, this is a pretty messed up Easter weekend. I work straight through, Lisa and the two oldest are up North at a friend's house for a bday party, and . . well, as I said. It's a bit of a mess.

So with the two youngin's in my care this afternoon I boiled eggs and sat down to dye them. I coudln't find any of the supplies I know we had, so I'm afraid it was a ho-hum food coloring Easter, leading to a largely sedate color palate.

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It went pretty smoothly, save for one hissy fit where Lump tossed a bottle of food coloring at the window.

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I let the kids eat a few eggs that cracked, but they refused to eat the yolk, because as Smiley said "it were a chicken come from". That led to me giving a platonic, short birds-and-bees speech that fell on deaf ears. "Ya, but yellow part still were chicken come from if there a boy chicken, right? I not eat that."

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We saved a dozen plain eggs for the girls to dye when they return. Happy Easter everyone!

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

They still enjoyed it, and I would like to know why Lumpy made the Hissy fit about..and who cleaned up the mess...

Happy Easter.

Sybil said...

It must have been a strange Good Friday with Liza and the girls away. Hope they had a happy time. You did great with the other tow wee horrors LOL...Like Jeanie says wonder what the hissy fit was about !! Loved the logic of the yolk...who says he is'nt a sharp
young man... Have a blessed Easter Sunday XX
Love Sybil

NinaLaZina said...

I was just explaining to my son , that before chocolate Eater eggs they used to paint eggs and give them away.