Well, it was the last week of term before the Easter holidays and, on the last day, The Boy’s preschool suggested they might like to dress up. Never one to miss an opportunity to prat about, The Boy leapt at the offer and demanded we resurrect his robot costume from a previous Hallo’w’een. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever walked to school with a small person in fancy dress, but it is quite the experience. Random strangers and fellow school-run-mums stopping to congratulate him and smile. In fact, so impressive was he that the laconic teenager we pass every morning, whose expression normally vacillates between “fuck the world” and “so bored I could just DIE” even cracked his face in a half smile at the sight.
This week’s Friday family round up is coming to you live from a darkened bedroom where I sit propped up in bed, cocooned with a whingey baby who refuses to sleep on her own. I suppose I should be grateful for laptops that let me do that and the fact she’s asleep at all, which she often wasn’t, earlier this week. I would, however, like a little time off from being a need-meeting machine and that’s been in precious short supply lately. Oh well. Only 17 more years and she’ll be off to uni (insert a few rousing bars of ‘always look on the bright side of life’ here, as I weep softly into my chocolate).
So you want to know how to blow eggs to decorate for Easter? I know I know I know – Easter is still more than a month away, but it’ll take a while to get a good sized number of eggs together and painting eggs for Easter is the kind of activity that is only worth doing in large batches – whether you’re doing it alone or with a tiny helper.
Opportunity to blow eggs
Make a note of any dishes you’re making that require eggs with the yolk and white all mixed together. We’ve missed pancake day now unfortunately (oops) but omelettes, cakes, scrambled eggs – even the binding element of egg for things like hamburgers – all provide excellent opportunity for a blown egg or two.