Wordful Wednesday: Every Year, Y’all

Every year I say it. I deem it so. I put it out into the universe and the universe smacks my face, says “Girl, please,” and turns me in the opposite direction. Holidays hate me. Yet, I try to love them so very hard. Every year, y’all. Every year.

Easter came around this  year and I was going to dye eggs with the girls and have an egg hunt. We were going to make baskets and I was going to let them actually eat some of the jelly beans they found. Note to self: buy things when you think of them because Target is not open on Easter.

Needless to say, SuperFantastic came to the rescue.

They dyed eggs.

The oldest girl claims she’s keeping this one forever, it’s so beautiful. I had to let her know it’ll stink long before then, refrigerated or not.

They made chocolate birds’ nests.

And one of them even cussed. On purpose. Look at his face. You know he’s saying all sorts of bad things about his teachers in his head. LOOK AT HIS FACE. The disgust is almost more than I can bear (which is why I can’t stop looking at it and laughing hysterically because YOU BASTARDS, LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME).

One year, y’all, one year. One year I’ll acknowledge every holiday the way it deserves. One year. I did make Easter dinner at least: ham, baked chicken, fried chicken, potato salad, greens, and macaroni and cheese. Maybe that counts for something.

It’s April. I’m sure I can get something festive together for Memorial Day.

Comments

  1. says

    SO many thoughts…
    1. THAT FACE!
    2. You made ham, baked chicken AND fried chicken! I think that certainly defines the concept of “the way it deserves”. I was so tired from all that damned church singing that I didn’t cook for three days.
    3. Once, in high school, my best friend Sharon insisted on keeping a hard boiled Easter egg for TWO YEARS. Here’s the deal – the egg is fine as long as it is in it’s shell. But if you accidentally break it…don’t even go there.

  2. says

    SO many thoughts…
    1. THAT FACE!
    2. You made ham, baked chicken AND fried chicken! I think that certainly defines the concept of “the way it deserves”. I was so tired from all that damned church singing that I didn’t cook for three days.
    3. Once, in high school, my best friend Sharon insisted on keeping a hard boiled Easter egg for TWO YEARS. Here’s the deal – the egg is fine as long as it is in it’s shell. But if you accidentally break it…don’t even go there.

  3. says

    You did two more things than I did, color eggs and make birds nest. I did, however, make it to Target on Saturday a.m. and since the pickin’s were lame, my kids Easter baskets were lame as well. Oh well, we try!

    I wish I could reach right through this screen and squeeze those cheeks! He’s sooooooo cute!

  4. says

    You did two more things than I did, color eggs and make birds nest. I did, however, make it to Target on Saturday a.m. and since the pickin’s were lame, my kids Easter baskets were lame as well. Oh well, we try!

    I wish I could reach right through this screen and squeeze those cheeks! He’s sooooooo cute!

  5. says

    OMG this picture of your son is too damn funny.
    oh he looks so pissed off but if you dressed me like that and I had no say in it then I’d probably look the same.
    When he is 21 he will laugh at this. Right now be thankfuly he’s smaller than you. :-)

  6. says

    OMG this picture of your son is too damn funny.
    oh he looks so pissed off but if you dressed me like that and I had no say in it then I’d probably look the same.
    When he is 21 he will laugh at this. Right now be thankfuly he’s smaller than you. :-)

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