We have church at 1:00pm, and had had such a busy weekend, that our only available time for egg-dying was in the last hour or so before we left for church.
Everyone had gotten up at a good time, gotten showered and dressed in the clothes I had purchased for them from the Children’s Place (from last season’s line–purchased sometime far away from Easter on a great clearance sale). We picked out cute accessories, and I even curled the girls’ hair with a curling iron. LONG ringlets for Kira, which she first thought looked weird, and then proceeded to gaze lovingly at them in the mirror until I sent her out of the bathroom. She looked cute! All ready to go!
I carefully prepared the egg dye. Time was short. I told the children a few times to back away while I was working and insisted upon them all wearing aprons–despite their protests–to ensure the protection of their carefully planned Easter outfits.