Happy Easter and the “Magic Eggs”

Happy Easter everyone!

When I was growing up, I naturally assumed that a big fluffy bunny was responsible for my Easter basket. But the first Easter I remember was the one with the “magic eggs.”

On that Easter morning, I woke up to a basket of great big colored eggs and some candy. Since the eggs attracted me the most, I immediately opened one. It was a hard-boiled egg with a purple shell. I certainly had had hard-boiled eggs before, but never a purple one.

So I bit into it, expecting a real treat. No—just a regular old hard-boiled egg. ‘What’s up with this?” I thought. Of course, there was also candy in the basket, but I needed to know about those colored eggs. I went to the source of all truth, my mother.

“Mom,” I said. “These are hard-boiled eggs, not Easter eggs!”

She smiled at me and said, “Of course they’re Easter eggs—look at the colors!”

“I know,” I said. “They are very pretty, but they taste just like plain old hard-boiled eggs.”

Mom laughed and said, “Well, that’s all you know. It just so happens that these are special eggs.”

“What’s so special about them?” I asked.

“They are magic eggs!” she said.

“But what makes them magic?” I asked. I was starting to get a headache.

“The colors! The colors make them magic!” she said, smiling.

Well, that made sense to me. So I went back to my room and ate every single one. Of course, by then I had no room for any candy.

Looking back, I think that that was the whole idea; to fill me up with nutritious eggs and then I would be too full to eat candy in the morning.

Whether you enjoy a special breakfast, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans or Peeps, have a wonderful Easter.

Just don’t forget the magic!

 

 

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One thought on “Happy Easter and the “Magic Eggs”

  1. pamkirst2014 says:

    Happy Easter, Jane! Hope there’s magic involved!

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