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:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


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

  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!


  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.

  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!

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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 it! I love your easter tree, so sweet. Diane

  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 :)

  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.