That was the question I posed to my friends on Facebook a few days ago. I’m going to be honest with you all. Before Saturday (the day we sat down and dyed our Easter eggs), I too was unfamiliar with the term “Barf Egg”.
I have had many people wondering, and coming back for more by asking when they will find out. Also, while it was a pretty good guess, Lisa (from Many Things Do Not Fly) guessed that THIS LINK is a “Barf Egg”.
While I was fully entertained with that notion – for the sake of today’s lesson, that was NOT the “Barf Egg” I was referring too… (Although, that WAS funny enough that I’ll give Lisa 1/2 credit!)The term “Barf Egg” was adopted by child #3 of 5, and has very specific meaning.
A “Barf Egg” is an Easter Egg (although I supposed it does not have to be specific to “Easter” per se – but for the sake of today’s lesson, let’s say it’s an “Easter” egg) anyway, it’s an “Easter Egg” that has been dyed in a VERY SPECIFIC method.
First… Here is a photo of the eggs we died this year…
Now, without me having to tell you, can you guess which egg is the “Barf Egg”?? Extra bonus “FOF Points” if you can also guess which egg is the “Alien Egg”, the “Watermelon Egg”, “Sheldon” the Easter Egg, and finally – the egg that “your truly” (The Father of Five) colored…. Go on… Take a minute…
(Cue the Jeopardy music)When you think you have the correct answer, click anywhere on the photo for the “jump” to the answers…. Then come on back!! Go on, DO IT!!
The “Barf Egg” was created (very specifically) by dipping a new egg in each of the 9 “Paas Easter Egg Colors”, THEN combining equal amounts of each of the nine color dyes into a new mug, and placing the “already been dipped in each color individually” egg into the dark abyss that was created by combining each of the dyes.
Then (and only then) the the transform from that of an egg with a pristine white shell into
(Cue the ominous Star Wars music) – If you only KNEW the power of the dark side of the “Barf Egg”I’m not totally sure, but I think #3 of 5’s “Barf Egg” actually frightened the Easter Bunny just a wee bit…
(Oh, and did I mention how much I LOVE my kids’ sense of humor?? Hmm… I wonder where they get it from!)