Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Vinegar and water

Get your mind out of the gutter. It isn't for THAT not so fresh feeling. I'm talking about coloring Easter eggs, of course. Ok, Happy Easter should be on top of coloring Easter eggs, but hey, bite me. I only have so much time in the day.

We had to do our egg coloring in two parts on Saturday morning. Boo was going to spend the day with his dad, so I needed to let him color his eggs before he left. However, Hot Rod was with his dad buying my anniversary presents, so we split it up. Stinkerbelle got the best of both worlds and was able to color eggs twice. We do ourse the old-fashioned way with food color, vinegar and hot water.

These two love each other so much.

With mom, too.

Hot Rod and Stinkerbelle colored eggs with dad.

The kids enjoyed it.

I can remember coloring eggs as a kid and how much fun it was. We try to make little traditions like this at each holiday. It is one of the things that make holidays memorable. I've also incorporated a new tradition in the past few years of telling the religious stories associated with holidays like Easter and Christmas, so the children understand WHY we celebrate these holidays. It wasn't sticking real well with the kids this morning, but I figure repetition will help them. The crucifixes all over the house should be good reminders, too. I didn't remember the part about storms coming as Jesus was crucified, but I read that in three different stories that I read to the children in the past week or so. Very interesting. Was nice to learn something new, but I felt bad that I didn't remember it. Teaching the kids CCD each week should help me as a good refresher. I need to get both boys prepared for First Communion. They'll probably do it at the same time despite their age differences. Boo is behind emotionally, so it is good to delay for him. Hopefully he will comprehend it all better.


  • At 9:25 AM, March 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Now I know why my Mom never had us color eggs... we would have driven her bat-shit crazy with all that stuff. :)

    Looks like a fun time was had by all, tho. Sorry again that I missed it. I spent most of the day in bed, reading and sleeping. Didn't feel like anything until late in the afternoon. *pouts*

  • At 12:48 PM, March 30, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, I won't say anything about why your mom probably didn't color eggs with you. I can't remember if psycho mom or dad did it with me, but I remember loving it and looking forward to it every year. We have to do the apeshit stuff with our kids. It is a tradition in my family. Just like the "we're going to have fun or else" vacations that we went on. I have to make all kinds of sexual promises to AoD to take a family vacation.

  • At 2:20 PM, March 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah but you can never follow through on the promises while we are on a family vacation!


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