The Easter Bunny was pretty sneaky this year and left my son FIVE baskets: one inside our house, one on the porch which was rerouted by neighbor Cori, one at each of his grandmother’s, and one at Aunt Laura’s. So glad
I *cough* HE didn’t go to too much work this year – just a little candy, a Veggie Tales bible (QWERTY!!!) and a few books. Because combined with the other 4 this kid made out like a bandit
In the goodie basket he left at Aunt Laura’s was a Growing Pet Flaming egg that looked like this.
Honestly, with so much “stuff” from everyone else, I just set it aside and figured we would do it next year. He found it and wanted to play with it NOW. Okay, okay, let’s read the directions. Soak in water for a few days watch what happens. Sounds exciting.
After we put it in water and oohed and aahed at a pink egg in a cup of water, I quickly put it up on the mantle, because:
open water container + my kid = huge sopping mess.
And then we watched and waited. And a few seconds later when he figured out nothing thrilling was going to happen right away he was on to the next. Phew! No whining “I want flamingo.”