Dying eggs is one of mine and my kid’s favorite things to do. Something that is so simple but yet fun and cheap.
Coloring Easter eggs is both a Christian and a Pagan tradition. I have seen a lot of posts on Facebook about the history of Easter and Easter egg coloring, many arguments too. I will not get into that here due to unknown real history of it all. “Facts” are shrouded with speculation. And this blog post is not meant to spark arguments.
I have tried egg dying gadgets in the past and they usually don’t work like how they are advertised. My granddaughter received an egg spinner( that’s what is in image above ) from her great-grandma. It worked really well and my almost 2 year old granddaughter had a lot of fun. And she didn’t get full of egg dye.
This year I decided to cut back on the amount of money that is spent on filling the Easter baskets. I am really trying to live more frugally and to not be so wrapped up in the materialistic side of the holidays. My 5 year old loved what she got even though it wasn’t much. I also try my best to get baskets that can be used to organize toys. This one will go really well with her Hello Kitty themed room.
Every Easter I go all out and exhaust myself. I make tons of food for just eight people, cookies, and deserts. I was so tired and in pain last night I told my older children they get to do next major holiday dinner. Now I know why my mother went to my grandmas every major holiday, it is so much work. But yet at the same time I think it is also worth it, I look at as a gift to my family. And when they all say “Oh mom it is so good!” I get fuzzy inside.