I'm never quite on top of things with the holidays, and it wasn't until this week that I suddenly realized that Easter's right around the corner and the kids might want to dye some eggs. No big deal, I thought, I'll just pick up one of those PAAS® kits when I buy groceries tonight. My mind drifted to nostalgic memories of watching the tablets fizz and billow colors before using that flimsy bent metal wire to carefully dip my eggs, then marveling over the tinted results (while simultaneously reeling from the vinegar smell).
Well, as it turns out, those basic egg-dyeing kits aren't quite so easy to find anymore. Somewhere along the line, someone decided a box of dye tablets, a wire, and a cardboard "drying rack" weren't GOOD enough. Because when I went to find that good old PAAS® box I remembered, what I found was an endcap of Easter INSANITY.