Sorry for the corny title, but there’s only so many things you can title an Easter post. I’ll probably think of some more after I write this, but whateva! As with my normal life I’m cutting it short getting this out in time, but you know what, it’s ok because I’m writing and that’s all that matters.
Let’s jump right in. Easter, the time when Jesus is risen and bunnies lay eggs. Man! What a time to be alive! As well as this amazing stuff happening, families tend to do many Easter related activities and we are among those people.
First up Egg Dyeing! Some may not know this, but my daughter has an egg allergy (actually its egg and dairy, but the egg portion is what is relatable at the moment). She has dyed real eggs before, but we never really know what is going to set her reaction off so this activity always makes me uneasy. However while out shopping with my kids to get the stuff (we were going to try to attempt dyeing eggs), my son found some fake eggs that were made for dyeing. Seriously, they are plastic eggs that you can dye! Besides not having to boil them, you know what the best part was? They are under $2! And it wasn’t just the eggs, it was a whole kit! The kit included 12 plastic eggs, 4 liquid dye packets, and 4 egg dyeing bags. Everything you would need for the process for $1.98! I was ecstatic to say the least. Not only do my kids get to dye eggs, and I get to save some money, but I didn’t have to worry about my daughter having a reaction. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (without the chicken).
Now of course I planned on them dyeing eggs earlier in the week, but between baseball and weeball practice we could never find the time to do them. I also wanted my husband to be able to help, but his schedule was just as crazy this week so I finally just said here to the kids and let them go to town in the kitchen. Why in the kitchen you ask? One because I could care less about my floors (they need to be replaced badly) and two it was chilly outside. If you don’t know Tennessee weather, it will be 77F degrees one day (two days ago) and 50F degrees the next (yesterday). Honestly it’s quite annoying, but you can’t control mother nature so move on. Back to the dyeing, I got our new really cool egg dyeing kit out, gave the kids the dye packets, and showed them how to do it. Of course immediately after giving my son one dye packet he spills it on the floor and after dyeing the eggs my daughter somehow got it all down her leg. Joys of Parenting!
Next up Egg Hunting and visiting family! The reason I put these two activities together is because for us they happen at the same time. Easter is always a busy weekend for us. We have a lot of family (on both sides) so a lot of places to go, people to see, and food to eat. We always have a blast when we are with family, but I think the kids enjoy Easter more so because they get to go egg hunting. I mean what’s not to love? There are colorful eggs hidden all over the place (some better than others) and they are all filled with candy! Then you fight a bunch of people to get said eggs and basically whoever gets the most is the King/Queen of Easter! Just kidding on that last part, but you do race to get the most eggs because you know, the candy.
Fun fact, well not so fun fact. Last year my daughter broke her tibia a little over a month before Easter and luckily had her cast removed the week of. Unfortunately for her she would not put pressure on her leg so it was up to me to walk her to each egg. She did attempt walking, but it was more of a limp/crawl. She was so pitiful, but never gave up and still had a great time doing it. She also got to bring balloons home, sang a song about how much she loved said balloons all the way home, and then cried when they immediately popped upon entering the house from the ceiling fan. So yea that Easter was eventful.
The last activity that we do on Easter, The Baskets! I know some people go pretty crazy when it comes to baskets for their kids, but we don’t. I hit up the dollar section at Target or browse the Easter toys that Wal-Mart sets out and that’s what I fill the kids baskets with. The kids honestly don’t care about big toys or anything. They are just happy to have a fun little surprise. It’s a win/win if you think about it. The kids get toys they can play with and I don’t care when they break within a few days of opening them (if they even last that long, my kids are rough). We buy more toys than candy due to the fact that they get enough candy at the egg hunts, so there’s really no point in buying them more (I can’t believe I just said that, what has parenting done to me?). In all seriousness though, my kids don’t need anymore candy, they are plenty of wild and crazy without it. It is nice though when they get a lot and my husband and I get to eat some of it. Just another perk of parenting.
Basically that is our Easter. I really hope everyone has an amazing day, whether they go to church for worship or just take in all of the Easter activities (or even both), just enjoy the day and enjoy your family! Happy Easter Everyone!