Although this is a holiday tradition that I still do not truly understand, I have to admit, that I am a new fan of it. Up until this year, I have just thought of it as messy and unnecessary. However, my kiddos absolutely LOVED it this year. After reluctantly setting up the table for the evening, I sat down with a heavy sigh ready to start the demanding chore of playing colored water referee. To my complete and utter amazement, the kiddos dove right in and managed to share, have fun and stay relatively mess free.
Even Toad was thoroughly enthralled in the evening. This is his first year dying the eggs. He jumped right in and loved being elbow deep in dye. He however, didn’t quite understand the concept of putting them back into the egg holder. He ended up coloring them and then yelling “ball” and throwing them across the room. So, we ended up with about a dozen cracked eggs.
This kept my kids calm, entertained and happy for over an hour. I may make arrangements to dye eggs more often so that my kiddos can get their creative energy out. So, if you end up with a random bowl of potato salad or tray of deviled eggs on your porch, you will know where it came from.