Monday, March 30, 2015

Stinky Crisis Narrowly Averted



S.O.L. #30 out of 31
Stinky Crisis Narrowly Averted

The kids and I had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. We went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to color Easter Eggs. My daughter could hardly wait for this day. She has been asking to buy an egg dye kit from the moment she saw them hit the shelves this year.  This girl would play with Easter Eggs all year if she could. I swear I just put away our plastic eggs and baskets from last year.
My family has a special tradition for coloring Easter Eggs.  It requires melted wax painted on with a small brush then the egg can be dipped into the traditional dye. You can repeat this process over and over on the same egg to achieve a beautifully colored uniquely designed egg!



After coloring eggs all afternoon with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Mia, we brought an entire dozen and half colorfully handcrafted Easter Eggs home.  She proudly showed them off to her daddy announcing who had created each one.  Then she claimed her pink one as special and no one was to eat it.  We put the entire carton of eggs in the refrigerator.  As people went to the fridge, she gave them a reminder not to eat her pink egg.
That night as I was tucking her into bed, she whispered to me that she had hidden her pink egg.  My eyes widened and my brain spun in circles with all the possible places she could have placed this real (not plastic) hard-boiled egg.  I gently asked her, "Where did you hide your pink egg, Sweetie?" Without a word, she got up from her bed, walked across her room, opened her sock drawer and gingerly revealed her special pink egg! My heart chuckled in disbelief and relief that I became aware of this egg's placement in a timely fashion or we could have had a very stinky Easter Egg hunt.
After that, I convinced her of a safe place to put her egg IN the refrigerator.

7 comments:

  1. This story has it all drama, suspense, and a happy ending. :) What a lovely family tradition you shared.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you could sense my emotions. :)

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  2. What a great story! So glad you found the egg!

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  3. Oh no! So funny! Over the years, we've lost real eggs, usually outside! I'm just glad I did not eat the pink egg!

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  4. Yikes! This could have been a really stinky story! But so cute! Maybe you should put a sign on the egg, DO NOT EAT!

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    1. That would be a good idea, Carol. She would probably appreciate that!

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