Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"No, seriously, I don't like decorating Easter eggs...."

"Look at my sweet egg, honey."
Surprised, I looked at my new husband and tilted my head as if he was kidding. "What do you mean you don't like decorating Easter eggs?" I asked in my 'are you joking right now' tone. My hubby reiterated, "I really don't get it and I don't really think it's fun." The kids and I were convinced that the only reason he didn't enjoy decorating eggs is because he was never taught how to do it right. "Please," I said with a smile. He sighed, broken by my begging and the sad eyes of the kids, and agreed.

He went back to reading while the kids and I boiled and cooled 2 dozen eggs. Got the box of Crayons, stencils, paintbrushes, and spoons, and I also made 6 bowls of watery food dye in various Spring colors. We covered the table with a protective cloth and called him over to see our smorgasbord of egg decorating . He stood momentarily overwhelmed before slowly sitting down. "What is all this," he said, perplexed. "Don't I just dump the eggs in the water and wait until they turn color?" Our mouths dropped open and we looked at each other-can we believe what we are hearing right now?

Before the kids and I are even settled I hear a plop, plop, plop.  I didn't even have the chance to explain the technique of creating colorful design work with crayons, before he had all of his 6 assigned eggs dumped into each of the different colored waters. (He didn't even use a spoon!)  He rested his hand on his cheek as if bored out of his mind and said, "How long will this take, exactly?" When I suggested that perhaps he would like to do a half a half design (which is quite easy- it only required a spoon for goodness sake), he just simply took each of the eggs, one at a time, and rotated them to the next color - plop, plop, plop - and waited. His eggs did turn out with interesting colors...kinda like Jackson Pollock, but only on eggs.

Stop in to see us at Confectionique for our Le Lapin market beginning on Thursday March 8 at 5:00. There won't be any Jackson Pollock eggs, but we do have many bunnies, baskets and all things Easter!

Joyeuses Pâques,

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