Not this year! I had a brief moment of clarity and realized that we'd all have a better Easter egg time if I stuck with KISS theory. I planned on keeping it as simple as motherly possibly. I know, I know. I just laughed writing that, but I was still going in for the win!
Easter is about miracles, well, one particular important one, but I'll chalk this adventure up to one as well. I totally credit planning on Nana's and my part in addition to some very low expectations. You know the saying...expect the worse, hope for the best. We set the bar at dying eggs only. No stickers, no egg wraps, no extra....well, except for the wax crayon. Duders was all about the wax crayon.
We covered the table with cut paper bags, prepped the dye cups, put on our old shirts to get messy, and went to work.
Nana gave the first demonstration and all systems were go from there!
I even got to dye an egg or two. But no more. With only two dozen, they were a hot commodity and dibs'd by the boys early.
Happily dyed eggs makes for awesomely dyed fingers. (The octagonal egg holder was used to put the eggs in, but Duders found it much easier to pull the eggs out using what the good Lord gave him.)
Duders showing off a yellow egg. His favorite color of late. And green fingers. His mark of hard work.
We only had two casualties out of the 24 eggs we set-out to dye. Not too shabby, especially since Brub wanted nothing more than to dye-n-smash the eggs.
Next year we're going to have make sure we have more than two dozen eggs on hand. There was hardly any mess and both boys were a little disappointed when we were finished. I take that as a sign to expand! Once again, another win with the KISS theory of simplicity.
What egg-dying tradition does your family participate in at Easter? Do you go all out with blowing the egg yolk out or silk-tie dying? Do you keep it KISS, too? I have to admit, this year was much more fun than years past!