Thursday, April 05, 2007

Where are the Easter Eggs?

Tonight feels like the right time to share the Easter Egg story with all of you. Many of you have already heard this story, but it gets funnier each time it's told.

Our children (all 3 of them) have an Easter Egg Hunting Disorder (EEHD). We're not sure how or why it happened, but honest to GOD they could not "see" any of the hidden eggs. They would be in plain sight, in Rick's pocket, sticking out of my purse, on the coffee table...etc. and they would walk right by them (while looking directly at them) and say, I don't see any eggs. It was the strangest thing we'd ever seen. Little kids hunting for Easter eggs, looking right at them, then turning their heads as quickly as possible so we wouldn't notice they had spotted one. After the first 20 minutes or so, we would get frustrated...walk them to each of the eggs, pick it up and put in in their basket, all the while they were crying because they couldn't see one. We thought Amy and Angie would eventually grow out of it...but they never did. They were never able to see the Easter eggs. 8 years later, Jake came along and it was time for him to start "hunting" for Easter eggs...No kidding, he did exactly the same thing. It was as if the eggs looked like snakes or something. To this day, we tease the kids about it. Rick says "are you going to hide eggs for the kids? " And I always reply..."no, they won't be able to find them anyway". Just writing about those times brings a smile to my face.

Pam's surgery went well today. Hopefully, they got all the cancer cells this time. She'll have an appointment next week and we'll hear about the pathology report at that time. I had her home by 1:00pm and she's been resting ever since.

I had a very early start today and my lack of rest is catching up with me. I think I'll head off to bed now and work on that beauty sleep I'm always talking about.

Love you more than all the Easter eggs our kids NEVER saw.

Dream Big,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I have to admit that I think I have EEHD also. I often found myself "looking" right at it and not seeing it. As a result, I hate Easter egg hunts to this day. (funny I was just telling a guy from work that this afternoon). Have a good one! -Anna