How to decorate boiled eggs –
4-y-o: Drop each boiled egg in a cup of color as rapidly as possible. Immediately remove with your bare hands and declare egg decorating “all done”. The result is a dozen pastel eggs with technicolor fingerprints.
7-y-o: Patiently hold each egg so that only half of it is soaking in the color. Repeat until you have one dozen two-tone and striped eggs.
13-y-o: Write funny things on each egg with the clear crayon before dropping in a cup of color. Walk away snickering in self satisfaction at the finished eggs. Look surprised when the ones that were too sarcastic are covered with stickers on Easter.
16-y-o: Delicately drip color over eggs, have them soak until they are neon and patiently dip until they are intricate works of art. Smash several eggs to create bullseye patterns of eggshell bits. Dip in color again.
19-y-o: Write the wrong color on the eggs before dropping them in the egg color and walking away while directing someone else to remove the eggs.
Final count: 5 dozen boiled eggs + 150 plastic eggs filled with candy or coins