Cheesy title is totes fitting! It’s also a first for my little clan. I’m not sure why but we have never done the egg dying thing for Easter with our kids. I asked HH about that, the why not of it all. He had no clue. I had no clue. Together we were clueless as could be.
Growing up HH did not, he’s not bitter about it, neither am I. I’m okay with him having never dyed eggs on Easter (or prior to it) with his folks. Not my circus and all that jazz. 😉 My siblings and I used to do the egg thing with our Mom every Easter though and when I became a mom for the first time it was something I was happily looking forward to doing with my little sprout.
That first Toddler Easter rolled along and a kit was purchased and Eggs were boiled, then eaten sans being Decored to the Nines. Oops…we forgot a step. Hey we were new parents and that whole balancing thing came into play…right? No. We had time, we just didn’t do it. We had a great Easter though.
This pattern has repeated year after year. Until now. Executive decision was made! EASTER EGG DYING IS A MUST! There is no traumatic reason to this decision. It was something I enjoyed doing with my mom and siblings. That is my only reason for doing it. Treasured memories from childhood. That in itself is a gift from my mother. One I can provide my children, my husband, and myself. So we did it the old fashioned way.
- coffee cups filled with 1/2 cup room temp tap water (we forgot about disposable cups)
- 1 tbsp white vinegar in each cup
- 10-20 drops of a food coloring color per cup
- standard crayons (which we have in abundance of course)
Viola! The fun began. We voted on it as a family. The decision was UNANIMOUS! We are doing this EVERY EASTER! I don’t know why we waited this long but every one of us had fun and there was absolutely no stress involved in doing this together. It was our craft time for the day. Plus side, HH and I have VERY pretty eggs to add to our lunch salads this week for work. SCORE!