Monday, March 21, 2011

The Easter Tree

I remember when I was young, my mother hiked me out into the woods, during one damp, spring day, to find the "perfect" Easter Tree and moss. We came home and I "blew out" a dozen eggs so that I could paint the shells to decorate the tree.

My memories of that day are not pleasant. I hated the hike into the damp cold woods for a stupid branch, the moss was stinky and dirty and I had a headache for days from "blowing out" the eggs.

I remember thinking "When I grow up, I will never make my kids do something like this".

And I grew up and had kids, and I made them do it!

I now have a "fake Easter Tree" and every year, when I pull it out, I think of how we make our children do things that we said we would NEVER make them do!!

And that is when I realize that I have turned into my mother!
And if you have never "blown out an egg", try it:
Poke a hole at each end of a fresh egg with a small nail.
Place your mouth over one end and blow into it until you think your head will explode.
Make sure you do this over a bowl!
Eventually the egg will "plop" out the other end.
You now have an empty shell to decorate:

8 comments:

  1. It is amazing how we turn into my mothers. I know I have.
    Cathy

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  2. Hee hee hee! I'm sitting here laughing my head off. What a cute story and I think try as we might, we always end up turning into our moms. Such a cute idea and an even cuter post!

    Jeanine

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  3. Yes, I think I have turned into my mother too. :-)
    Look at you.. decorating for Easter already! I still need to take down my St Pat decor.

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  4. OMG this is so FUNNY and so TRUE. Isn't it shocking when we do this? We've done it before we even realize! I too have done or made my children do things that my mother did. Some of it good some, not so much! LOL! Loved this post!
    Carolyn

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  6. LOL ! No matter how we twist it, we all turn out like our Mother's. I hear and see myself all the time saying and doing things my mom did...love it! I love your easter tree, so sweet. Diane

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  7. AAAhhh...what a sweet story of a mom who knew what was important-time! Thanks so much for visiting my humble blog; hope you enjoy the brownie recipe. Please consider becoming a follower :)

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  8. What a funny post. I love your easter tree. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to stop back and become a follower. Thanks so much.

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