You know what? I’m tired of watching all of the other kids around us participating in all the holiday fun, knowing that Jillian’s fun is so limited by what she can and can’t eat or touch.
Since she was a baby, I’ve known she was allergic to eggs, so I never even considered dying eggs for Easter. Because it’s not just that she can’t eat them (or she’ll go into anaphylactic shock), but even coming in contact with raw egg gives her itchy, red hives. So we’ve stayed away from the things thus far.
But I guess I got fed up this year.
I got sick of seeing other kids doing what I used to do with my brothers every single Easter weekend, and thinking , “there’s yet another thing we can’t do.”
Maybe I was just in a bad mood. But it turned out to be for the best.
I bought egg dye kits and a dozen eggs. Bound and determined to carry on an Easter tradition from my past, even if she had to wear gloves while doing it, I boiled the eggs this morning.
And you know what we discovered? Thankfully, at the very LEAST, she is not allergic to the egg shells! Woohoo, success!
And here are our eggs! There are so many more options for egg dying kits than I remember, I had a very hard time deciding which one to get. I ended up picking neon colors, which turned out to be AWESOME! They are this bright after just a short dunk in the water. Very, very cool!
The kids had so much fun, we dyed another dozen eggs after this! I’m so glad I decided to start this “new” old tradition with my kiddos – I know we’ll be doing this every single year.