I’m trying over here to be a responsible parent, paying attention to Pre-K and Kindergarten school requests as best as I can. My youngest is in two different Pre-K schools, so that means I need to provide 12 filled eggs for each class to do an egg hunt. Not that big of a request. I can do this…easy.
The teachers made sure to acknowledge food allergies in the class: no red/yellow dyes, no chocolate, no peanuts. As a wife to a man with dietary restrictions, I’m not a stranger to accommodating for others. No problem.
I walked the many Easter seasonal aisles of Wal-Mart looking for the special little something that was both cheap, allergy accommodating, and cute…cause hello….my four-year old will make sure I know if something is special or not.
I stumbled upon some adorable little bunny and chick crayons…perfect! They even fit in the cheaper little plastic eggs…amazing. And being the wonderful mom that I’m trying oh so hard to be, I waited to fill them with the help of both my girls after kindergarten pick up. A task I knew they’d both enjoy.
First thing that came out of my four and five-year old’s mouths, “Mommy, I can’t wait to eat them!”. What?! Is it not obvious that the sturdy, solid bunny/chick figurines are not enticing to the mouth and is better served drawing their typical rainbows, butterflies, or me with no hair (because I guess when you wear your hair in a ponytail most of the time, or all the time, that means you don’t get the opportunity to showcase hair in a family drawing portrait??!) Ugh…I got a little sidetracked there.
Bringing it back to the problem…….
So, now I have an issue that I bought the “perfect” egg filler and am possibly leading to someone’s four-year old child thinking it’s candy and consuming the thing.
Of course, I waited for the night before to put this all together. So, there’s no more grocery store runs for me. I’m done. I choose to print out a little note advising that this little bunny or chick is a crayon….do not eat! Filled all the eggs, showed my husband of my amazing skills at finding a creative solution to the problem…so proud!
Then he informs me, four-year olds can’t read a piece of paper. Ugh. I really should have thought about that as well. Ha! Therefore, I ended up letting the teachers know the importance of guiding the children to not eat the adorable crayon that may or may not look edible to a four year old child.
It’s been fun. I basically should have just bought the little toys that were two dollars more and saved myself the effort of all this solution stuff or just stick with stickers. Oh well….hope your egg hunt prepping is going well!
What are you filling your plastic eggs with?