Friday, March 21, 2008

Coloring Eggs

Yeah so I know, not such a great idea but at the time, I thought oh what fun it will be to color eggs with Gracie. I mean how hard could it be right? Even though the box stated for ages 5 and up, I figured well I will be supervising and that warning is just so the kids don't drink the dye or anything yucky like that. First off, I am not a gourmet cook. I can do simple things and follow recipe directions very well and I've boiled eggs in the past for egg salad so piece of cake right. I guess I kind of forgot to time the eggs and a few of them cracked. Okay, almost all cracked. I still had enough to salvage so I wasn't too concerned. I knew I should have followed a recipe for boiling eggs. I cooled off the eggs, mixed my colors and got Gracie ready to go. Plop went the first egg and plop went Gracie's hand into the blue dye. Jerry needed to stop his home improvement project and come over to finish the eggs. Do you know how hard it is to get a 17 month old to draw with a wax crayon on such a small surface? Anyway, eggs were done and mommy was patting herself on the back because the eggs turned out fairly decent and mommy decided to put them on her lap in the carton so Gracie could come over and see the finished project when squash, all the eggs fell off of my lap and onto the tile floor. What was left of the semi-decent sort of cracked eggs are now completely cracked unsalvagable eggs. The family is still getting their eggs because hey, they were done by a 17 month old right?! ;)

This looks interesting

Trying so hard to touch the egg but not quite there

Helping mommy decorate the egg with the wax crayon

Halfway through, Gracie got bored and decided to look for something more exciting to do!

The finished product before the mishap

Gracie helped mommy pick up the eggs from the floor

All the kings horses and all the kings men, couldn't put the eggs back together again

Gracie helped pick out stickers for each egg. I asked her which one and she would point at the sticker she liked.

I dyed easter eggs and all I got was these lousy blue fingernails. At least they match my dress!

1 comment:

Mom of Three said...

How funny! That reminds me of Marci on the Charlie Brown Easter video! At least you will get some good egg salad off of it!