Getting ready for Easter

This past weekend, SWMBO went to the beach with her girlfriends, leaving me and the kids here to fend for ourselves. I had a weekends worth of work to do anyway so it was a relatively normal weekend with no big adventures planned. However, there was one thing we could do because the timing was just perfect. I could introduce the kids to the fun of peeps and a microwave!

The Princess loading the first peep in the microwave
The Princess loading the first peep in the microwave

I know we already have lots of traditions for Easter, but how many involve both sugary goodness and grotesque transformations before your eyes? I had the kids suitably wound up to blow up peeps and they were chomping at the bit to get started. Not till after dinner, I kept telling them.

Ninja cow St Louis style pork ribs
Ninja cow St Louis style pork ribs
Ribs, carrots, and brussel sprouts. Not too bad for a dad cooking with no mom supervising
Ribs, carrots, and brussel sprouts. Not too bad for a dad cooking with no mom supervising (The Princess did a bunch of it so I was actually supervised)

Now that dinner was done…

Blowing up the peep in the microwave
Blowing up the peep in the microwave

This is what it’s about. Taking something simple and sharing it with the kids. They had a large time blowing up the peeps, then scooping up the sugary goodness. There was lots of make believe, joking with each other, and general happiness. You only see peeps out at Easter so this is a once a year event which makes it special. Hopefully it’s something we can do again in the future, I certainly enjoyed it.

Jiffy pop on the stove
Jiffy pop on the stove

And since we were being nostalgic. Who remembers Jiffy pop? Thanks Sarah for reminding me about this and telling me where you can still get it (Food Lion).

 

 

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