Egg Dyeing with Dylan
To celebrate Easter, my homeschooler, Dylan, and I enjoyed a session of egg dyeing. I had originally hoped that Eli would want to take part, but just as we were starting, the marker slipped from his hand and drew on his thumb. He stared at the line for a second and then he ran away, thumb in the air, moaning. Hahaha – the poor kid hates any mess or ink on his fingers. To be honest, Dylan and I couldn’t stop laughing by that point. Eli is pretty predictable when it comes to anything like this!
Despite my hopes that the THREE of us would decorate eggs, it ended up being only Dylan and I (which had a strong suspicion would be the case). Maybe next year Eli, maybe next year! We boiled some eggs, soaked them in dye, and then drew on them. I then had to convince Dylan that it was okay to peel, and eat, the eggs afterwards. There are no controls on what goes into products here, so buying a packed of dye here means you COULD be adding straight up poison to your food. It takes quite a bit of convincing, on my part, to get Dylan to understand that I am using imported dyes. SIGH! Poor kid.
As you can imagine, the cultural clash between Dylan and I is often strong – but that is for another post.
I will, however, say that Dylan is 100% like my second child now. He feeds Eli, builds big forts and car ramps, we all read stories and eat together, and he helps me tuck Eli into bed for naps. It really is amazing having him around. It sure will be strange when he starts going to school in August.
We had fun doing this Easter activity!