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Friday, March 21, 2008

Decorating Easter Eggs. Or Giving Ted An Ulcer.

We spent part of Good Friday decorating Easter eggs with the kids, and while it looks like Rakes is the picture of calm, just remember. Looks can be deceiving.

If you can't make it out, that's Darth Vader on his egg. Thankfully, we only lost 3 eggs due to dropping them on the kitchen floor.

Ciera was her usual neat, organized, and bossy self while her and Rakes argued about whose egg was whose and between all the yelling and grabbing, only one cup of yellow dye fell on the floor. The same floor where I'd spent the previous hour and a half sweeping and mopping. Timing is everything, I guess.

Even Trot got in on the act, putting some stickers on eggs that Ciera and Rakes had dyed. It amazes me every year how they can turn something as easy as decorating eggs into a battle to the death, complete with yelling, screaming, crying, and the occasional "That's it! I'm leaving!"

To catch a break from the "2008 Easter Egg Coloring Contest of Death", I hit the interwebs looking for images of the boys in Japan. I found Papi and Tito in a Geisha robe, plenty of shots of bewildered, exhausted players exiting the airplane upon arrival, and one of Coco that for his sake I'm not posting.

I found one, however, that made me smile in a way I'm sure I haven't since I was 11 years old and finally got that Atari Game System I'd been dreaming about.

Manny, Julian, and Papi.

May God have mercy on the citizens of Japan.

22 comments:

Tex said...

i think my pic with my flag is better :)

I miss doing the coloring easter eggs

Ted D said...

Your pic IS better, Tex.

Because it's got you in it. ;)

Today was a lot of fun. If I could get Ciera and Rakes to get along and not do thier best impression of Isreal and Palestine, it'd be even better.

Tex said...

my pic should be on the globe or herald. Texas IS a country

Ted D said...

You're gonna scare Becks, Tex. ;)

Tex said...

how am i gonna scare her? She's coming to listen to music. Im taking her to the Capital which is taller than that one in dc which just PROVES we are a country.
She wants to see the Alamo...and then we're going to ChickenSh*t sunday to see Dale Watson

Ted D said...

Oh, I'm pretty sure the argument Texas is a country, combined with Chicken S**t Sunday would scare just about anyone, sis. ;)

You guys are gonna have a blast. I just wish I could be there too.

Tex said...

and those boys showing that flag is confusing the japanese about what country Red Sox are representing. I wish i was there cos Id be flying the texas one.

night for now

Ted D said...

Tex, they are from the DR.

If they were flying another flag, I'd REALLY be worried.

Night, sis. Have a great Saturday.

HorshamScouse said...

Tell Rakes if he doesn't play nice with his big sister, Mr Don will come and take his soccer ball back to New Dealand:)

Ted D said...

I'll pass the word along, John.

Cracks me up everytime he say's it.

"Mr. Don"

I probably shouldn't laugh at his speech imediment as much as I do.

And if you couldn't tell, your visit left an impact.

Ciera still wants to know why you talk so funny. ;)

Tree Newt said...

But did Rakes try to EAT an egg? Or force Trotty to eat one?

I'll bet Manny is dying eggs somewhere in Japan right now.

Trot's Hat said...

Please don't make them eat the eggs after Easter. Multi-colored egg salad scarred me for life.

But they'll remember how much fun they had with you dying eggs for just as long, and that will be worth it all.

Ted D said...

No and No, Mattie. And I'll bet you're right about Manny.

Hey Bridget! No worries on the multi-colored egg salad. And I hope they remember it as long as I do.

beckperson said...

//how am i gonna scare her? //

Oh, let me count the ways...


;-)

Tex said...

no one EATS the Colored EGGS...they SMASH THEM on their brother and sisters heads Silly.

Tex said...

wait....becks was talking about ME?? sheeeeeesh. oh ye of little faith. I CAN act grown up sometimes

Beth said...

I wish I had a Darth Vader egg! And Tex is right (ooh, scary!), the fun they'll remember is harassing their siblings with eggs! We still have a running joke in my family about who ate the heads off all the chocolate bunnies!

Ted D said...

Becks, glad you agree with me! Remember, you'll be on her home turf. ;)

Tex, Rakes was already wanting to throw his at Trot last night. Think I'll let them chunk 'em at each other next week.

Beth, it's already happening here. Ciera is accusing Rakes of eating all her candy from LAST year. ;)

Tex said...

if Rakes is smart, he'll put exlax in his chocolate bunny's head...and stuff all his chocolate eggs in between his mattress for later.

Ted D said...

I'm not letting that monkey anywhere NEAR Exlax! Are you kidding me? He'd be spiking MY food with it.

Tex said...

heh

Ted D said...

I'm telling you, he's a future crime boss in training.