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April 16, 2014

MOTHER INTERRUPTED: Mom’s frantic Easter Egg hunt

CLAREMORE —

Normally, I like to think I’m pretty organized. I know where everything in the house is whether it belongs to me or not, which is a good thing when my husband can’t find his favorite t-shirt (It’s folded up on top of the dresser) or when my daughter is having a meltdown because her Lalaloopsy doll is apparently “gone forever” (It’s on her bed). But in life, and in organization, you win some and you lose some. This is the story of me “losing some”-okay, a lot. 
Last year, I bought a lot of Easter stuff while it was on sale in preparation for this year. Tons of plastic eggs, that annoying green grass that goes in the basket but somehow ends up threaded into the carpet and my hair, a few Easter baskets, stuffed rabbits, and even a cute wooden “Spring is here!” sign to hang on my door. I made a big production out of it. “Look at how much I saved! Come next Easter, we won’t have to buy a thing. We’ll be all set! I’m so thrifty.” And you know, if I had been able to keep up with this surplus of Easter items, all these things would have been true. 
But I dropped the ball (or would it be “egg?”). I lost the enormous amount of Easter eggs, the annoying grass, the baskets, stuffed rabbits, and even the cute wooden “Spring is here!” sign to hang on my door. I don’t really know how it’s possible to lose such a large quantity of brightly colored items, but I managed to do it. And since I was so sure I had my Easter stockpile safely nestled away somewhere in the house, I didn’t even bother to look for it until this week. It’s painful for me to tell you that I was acting really smug about it, too. I had a smirk on my face as I walked to the closet to retrieve the stuff. I think I even said “I feel so sorry for all those moms who are going to rush to the store and pay jacked-up prices for all this Easter stuff” on my way to grab the box. 

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