They're pretty darn simple to make. We use regular potting soil and just about the cheapest seeds we can find. I let the kids fill the eggs, never minding the mess. Good hand eye coordination and dexterity practice filling those tiny eggs with soil.
Once you have your egg cups filled 3/4 of the way with soil, sprinkle some seeds on top.
This is Syd's very serious face by the way. He required me to get a picture of it.
disequilibrium. These mood shifts pretty consistently happen on a 6 month cycle and we just do our best to ride it out, but man is it tough.
On top of this consistently tough time, I am adjusting to being home more and trying to find my groove, working just 3 days a week. It may sound strange, but I am having to kind of retrain myself in being back home. Planning our day, doing the chores, finding that balance between activity and downtime, making sure to slow down and remember it doesn't have to be all about business and the routine of dinner, bath, pj's, story, bed. I'm also learning how to reconnect with my kids. It's still a little inconsistent because I'm not fully home, but each day Syd asks, "where am I going today, who is coming here?" When I say "Mommy is home with you today", he is happy, but still asks if he can see Marin or go to Nana's house. It's going to take some time to rebuild that relationship of me as their primary caregiver, but hopefully not too long. If anything it reassures me that they were and are happy with their caregivers when Mommy isn't home. I have that to be very thankful for.
One last thing, I just had to share a picture I took of our eggs last year. I am proud at how much my photography has advanced since I started really trying to be a better photographer. I still have so much to learn but am happy to report that I always shoot on Manual now. I am no longer afraid to leave the safety and comfort of the green "auto" button :)