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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Egg Hunt

Y'all, I can only say "like mother, like daughter." I'm talking about Tonggu Grammy and myself - Tongginator not included. Before I became a parent, I rolled my eyes made rainbows with my eyeballs while looking at this photo, muttering under my breath, "exactly how difficult is it to remember an Easter basket?"

Tonggu Momma, Easter weekend, 1977-ish

Obviously fairly difficult.

The Tongginator, Easter weekend, 2007

As you can see.

Tonggu Grammy, thank you. For EVERYTHING. Happy Easter to all my loved ones, real and imaginary! And for more photos that don't typically make it into a scrapbook, check out Sincerely Fro Me To You at The Glamorous Life Association.

26 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

Hey, it happens. :) In her haste, my friend left the dozen eggs she tediously decorated in the cab! Lucky there were plenty of eggs to go around as we all made lots.

Peanut said...

That's too funny! I know I'm in for a lot of grief over the stuff I've made fun of my mom for!

I kind of forgot Easter entirely this year. Well the egg hunting part anyways. Oops.

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Easter to you. You know, those girls in the photos look like they are having a great time! Kids don't care if they carry baskets or bags. You are a great Mom.

jen@odbt said...

Love rainbows with eyeballs :)

It doesn't matter how you carry the eggs, it's what's in them! Besides sometimes those fru-fru baskets get in the way.

happygeek said...

My MOM loves that i am getting more like her. She calls it payback or something like that. I am not entirely certain, as I don't usually pay attention:)

Marla said...

LOL @ making rainbows with eyeballs, I've been known to pull an eye muscle or two doing that, too. :)

Happy Easter to your family!

The Glamorous Life said...

This is the stuff great FRO posts are made of....

So funny. And REAL. We have all been there sista.

I may or may not have had to use the TRASH bag thingy for my son one year when we arrived at the park egg-hunt sans basket. Ahem

~michelle pendergrass said...

Oh that is so funny!!!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Aw...hahahahaha!

Very cute...

The only way she'll remember (or care) is by way of the photos...and you telling her there was some sort of *problem* with using a brown paper bag for Easter goodies. ;-)

Happy Easter!

Sarah said...

What's that thing they say about history repeating itself?

The Things We Carried said...

You always make me laugh. I love the relationship you have with your mom. Precious!

Patty O. said...

OK, I knew I liked you, but I had no idea how much we have in common. Every year I seem to forget to bring the kids' plastic pumpkins for their trick or treating. I bought those darn things specifically for our church's trunk or treat activity, but do I ever remember to bring them? No. Instead I have to scrounge around the car to find old Walmart bags for the kids to use.

Thanks for the smile.

prechrswife said...

Priceless!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, there's always next year!!

Sherri said...

I don't know where you are in the birth order, but for me, coming last in the family gave me many experiences like this one you depicted. Of course, since the Tongginator is your first child, .....

I was totally "together" for my first 4 kids. Totally involved. Room mother. PTA pres. You name it.

Now I can't even remember to wash Olivia's nap mat when she brings it home. Mia was supposed to come to school today dressed as me. I threw a necklace on her and sent her on her way.

At least someone had a bag for her to use!

Aunt LoLo said...

Hhehehe...I bet your mama is the one Making Rainbows with Her Eyes now. ;-)

Tonggu Grammy said...

I would have made rainbows with my eyes if only I weren't so old and incapable of arcing them properly. Arthritis of the eyes I think they call it.

Sharie said...

Oh - I have to be reminded 20 times to remember "the basket." My sister used to sell Longaberger - so the kids all have fancy Easter baskets. My mom tried to give me a new one because my old plastic one was nasty - and I rejected it, opting to bring the old pink nasty thing home to wash it.
Just goes to show it's about the memories, not the fancy basket:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is so funny!! I just returned from T@rget because we leave tomorrow morning and I still did not have baskets for the kids this year.......they might have been using the old brown paper bags too!!

Have a Happy Easter!

Lisa

kia (good enough mama) said...

Hahahahaha!! This is awesome! Love it!

Holly said...

It's okay Tonggu Momma..you know it's not at all about the basket...it's ALL about the CANDY inside those eggs! :)

Doug and Terrye said...

In my 26 years as a mother do you know how many times I have forgotten the item needed for "the main event?" It's good to know that I'm in great company :)

Terrye in FL

Angela said...

This made me laugh so hard! Love it.

Mei-Ling said...

You.... you broke tradition and used a BROWN PAPER BAG?

*indignant splutter*

HOW COULD YOU? ;)

Myrnie said...

Aw crumbs. I think we need to find an Easter basket....oops!

Lisa-Jo Baker said...

Originally, when I first read this, I was chuckling to myself and thinking "tut-tut" who forgets to buy an Easter Basket for goodness sakes? The stores are packed to the gills with them! Fast forward to Saturday night 6pm when I am madly dashing through the aisles of Giant looking for anything (please dear Lord) anything that resembled the masses of baskets that had been piled sky high just days before. But to my utter horror - they were ALL SOLD OUT! Panic mounting and visions of brown paper bags racing through my head, I stumbled upon the 33% off bin at the checkout - HALLELUJAH! SAVED by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin! And they were keepers too - check out the pics (not to brag or anything :) www.lisajosbakerboys.blogspot.com Now we are all just trying to recover from the sugar high. Thank goodness the last of the season's worst candy holidays is over!

Have a great week,
Lisa-Jo