Then it occurred to me that my thinking was a bit off and what better table to paint on than the work bench we're using as a dining room table? In addition to that, will there ever be a time when I care as little as I do for the chairs surrounding my table (remember we are using $5 Walmart camping chairs at the present and I certainly hope not)? So paint away children and make as big a mess as you would like!
If you've never experienced the thrill of blowing out an egg, I highly suggest you try it. Simply poke two holes (one on top and one on the bottom) in the egg. I used the tip of a sharp knife and tapped on the shell until it broke a little hole. Then blow on one side and empty the egg contents into a bowl. If you have a hard time blowing out the egg, make the holes a little bigger.
And now I smile every time I see my table, which is an utterly new phenomenon.
If you're wondering where Alex is, he opted out of the egg painting and went for a nap instead. He's a bit like Noah in that regard--when I pull out the crafts, they both disappear.
For the rest of the week:
Thursday is Passover (my side of the family celebrates this every year--no they're not Jewish) and we'll be doing a modified observance, meaning we're going to skip the dialogue and just talk about the symbolism, go for hummus rather than horseradish (for the kids), naan rather than Matza (they're both flat breads and naan tastes so much better), and we're using grape juice instead of wine in the haroset and as our drink (if you're surprised go talk to your bishop). We're also going to watch The Prince of Egypt to explain the story behind Passover--great movie and music by the way.
Friday is Good Friday and in Indiana that means no school for Gabby and no work for Noah (have I mentioned how much I love Indiana?). And so, we're going to head out to Cincinnati, Ohio and see what it has to offer.
Saturday is reserved for egg hunts galore.
Sunday is of course Easter so I'm making hot cross buns for breakfast (another tradition from my family). The kids will each be getting a new little something to wear. Then it's off to Church followed by dinner with friends.
And so readers, I ask you: what are some of your family's Easter traditions?