Happy Easter everyone! Even happier extra long weekend!
So I’ve dyed the hard boiled eggs that only I’m going to eat and I’m sure half of them are going to end up in the garbage (I actually did them at work, of course it’s a tradition to get school kids to dye eggs. The real task is trying to avoid a huge mess where your hands are covered in food coloring.) This year I managed such a feat by doing tie dye coloring by wrapping the egg in a piece of paper towel, allowing the kids to take q-tips and dip the colored ends of them into the food coloring and then color the paper towel with the egg in it. After it was colored I sprayed the paper towel with water and let the color set over night in the fridge. I was quite happy with the result.
Unfortunately I have a sick child which means we’ll be skipping the local Easter egg hunts. It seems that Easter has spread out from a 2 day event to 2 weeks. There were activities last weekend along with all this weekend. Sorry bud, you’re sick and honestly I’d rather hide a few extra chocolate eggs than be around a gathering of 500,000 kids running around looking for them as other parents casually watch the slaughter.
Saturday we’re doing one Easter dinner with cousins and uncles and aunts… then Sunday is the dinner with grandparents and great grandparents. This means copious amounts of chocolate, it’s like spring Halloween where you just have to dress nice instead of being in a costume and instead of going to stranger’s house it’s merely two stops to visit family.
Sunday morning of course will be the anticipated morning of running around the house looking for all the eggs that the bunny left which will be put out the night before. Of course there’s always trying to remember how many eggs you put you as you struggle to drink your morning coffee as said child bounces off the wall finding said chocolate.
In the end every holiday has a million and one steps to getting to that magical moment but it’s always worth it. Just another year to try and keep the magic alive in a child’s eyes… to let them believe some large rabbit broke into our house to leave sugary treats that will rot your teeth for no further reason other than “it’s Easter.”