A friend and I were reminiscing about dying Easter eggs yesterday.
“Remember the vinegar?” he asked. “That terrible smell?”
“And you’d drop the little colored pellets in,” I added, “and watch the colors burst to life!”
(Yes, I totally say things like “burst to life” in real life. It’s . . . I guess my thing.)
One of the things I miss most about having little ones around is doing all the fun kid stuff you enjoy around holidays — like, you know, hiding Easter eggs. Since the next kiddos in our immediate group will probably be mine (eek), I’m left as the only 27-year-old who still likes fresh Crayons, playing Uno and writing on eggs with waxed crayons . . . then dipping them in pink. To see the secret message, you know?
Though I don’t think my sister and I will have time to dye eggs this year, we did have fun with it last spring — and man, things have gone high-tech since I was a kid! The inexpensive pellet-and-vinegar kits are still around, yes, but there are just so many . . . options. Like the one we wound up with: a melted-wax marbling set that created some pretty cool combinations, if I may say so.
I still appreciate the simple things . . .
. . . and may it always be so.