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15 things that make me feel more inadequate as a mother than my mother-in-law does; Easter edition

 

I was raised in one of those awesomely fun religions that doesn’t let you celebrate any holidays. I had my first birthday cake on my 19th birthday, my first visit from Santa was when I was 23, and I’ve never been able to thank the Easter bunny for anything.

Photo Credit Alisa Burke http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2011/04/doodle-easter-eggs.html

Photo Credit Alisa Burke | alisaburke.blogspot.com

It turns out, there are a lot of things about celebrating holidays you really just have to learn from birth or they never make sense. Things like everything about Easter. It got so bad with me and Easter that I had to call in my mother in law for reinforcement, and if you have a mother in law like my mother in law, you’ll understand the Herculean effort it takes for me to say she can do anything better than I can.

But the fact of the matter is, I simply cannot dye eggs, and I need all the help I can get. If you do, too, these should give you some pointers. Or make you feel like a total failure. Either way, really.


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  • Chalkboard Eggs from Oleander and Palm 1 of 15
    Chalkboard Eggs from Oleander and Palm
    Dye? We don't need no stinking dye.
    These reusable paper-mache and chalkboard paint are total win.
    {everything-credit Oleander and Palm}
  • Confetti Eggs from Oh Happy Day 2 of 15
    Confetti Eggs from Oh Happy Day
    I love eggs filled with stuff and really,
    nothing says Hallowed Christian Holiday like chucking eggs at your big brother's noggin.
    {everything-credit Oh Happy Day}
  • Angry Eggs from Craftzine 3 of 15
    Angry Eggs from Craftzine
    A holiday just isn't a holiday without the shrill ka-kaw! of Angry Birds.
    {everything-credit Craftzine}
  • Rainbow Easter Eggs from Thrive 4 of 15
    Rainbow Easter Eggs from Thrive
    I can't even make layered Jello in normal old cups,
    but if I had even a shred of domesticity in my body, I'd do *this*.
    {everything-credit Thrive}
  • Jello Easter Eggs from ButterYum 5 of 15
    Jello Easter Eggs from ButterYum
    Jello eggs that make me feel slightly less like a huge fat fail as a woman and mother. Slightly.
    {everything-credit ButterYum}
  • Kool Eggs from Hey Jen Renee! 6 of 15
    Kool Eggs from Hey Jen Renee!
    All the Holiday Festivity, none of the Kid Stinking Like Gross Disgusting Vinegar for Weeks After. (Awkward confession aside: You can also dye your dog's hair with KoolAid.
    No, I will not tell you how I know this.)
    {everything-credit Hey Jen Renee!}
  • Fortune-filled Eggs from Poppytalk 7 of 15
    Fortune-filled Eggs from Poppytalk
    The linguaphile in me wants to kiss this and hug it and keep it forever and call it George.
    {everything-credit Poppytalk}
  • Doodle Eggs for the Ridiculously Talented from Alisa Burke 8 of 15
    Doodle Eggs for the Ridiculously Talented from Alisa Burke
    My kid has been begging for permission to use a Sharpie for six years, five months and ten days.
    I just found a reason to let her.
    {everything-credit Alisa Burke}
  • Doodle Eggs for the rest of us, via Pinterest 9 of 15
    Doodle Eggs for the rest of us, via Pinterest
    I found this on pinterest, who found it on weheartit, and every link for where these came from is dead, but I love the idea just the same.
    {everything-credit Pinterest}
  • Chinese Tea Eggs from Steamy Kitchen 10 of 15
    Chinese Tea Eggs from Steamy Kitchen
    If Chinese Tea Eggs looked like this when I was in China, I might have been less terrified of them.
    {everything-credit Steamy Kitchen}
  • Marbled Beet Eggs from Nami Nami 11 of 15
    Marbled Beet Eggs from Nami Nami
    I'm A) allergic to red dye and B) totally in love with beets,
    so these marbled beet juice eggs are right up my alley.
    {everything-credit Nami Nami}
  • Crispy Easter Eggs from Delish 12 of 15
    Crispy Easter Eggs from Delish
    All the egg, with *none of the egg*. Rice Krispies treats, Easter style.
    {everything-credit Delish}
  • Easter Cake Pops 13 of 15
    Easter Cake Pops
    Three Words: Easter. Pop. Garden. How awesome would that be for toddlers?
    Related: I miss toddlers.
    {everything-credit Bakerella}
  • Futurama Eggs from Deviant Art 14 of 15
    Futurama Eggs from Deviant Art
    These make my pocket-protector all tingly inside. #rawr
    {everything-credit Red Flare @ Deviant Art}
  • Halloween Eggs from Pinterest 15 of 15
    Halloween Eggs from Pinterest
    I found these on Pinterest and once again, the links die before they reach the source,
    but I AM SO DOING THIS IN OCTOBER.
    {everything-credit Pinterest}


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