Confetti in Our Hair

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UploadedApril 3, 2010
TakenApril 3, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/13 sec at f/3.5
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Having married with someone from a different culture, I have found the need to make compromises and negotiations. Since our family is relatively young, it is easier to start new traditions, or to modify others. The Easter eggs have some elements from my wife's culture as well as my own.

Here's what we did:

1) We got some eggs and cracked a small hole on the top of the egg. Then, proceeded to take out the whites and the yolk, which would later be used for an egg bake (my wife is from the Midwest). They were washed and dried.

2) We then filled the eggs with confetti. Since my wife got the tissue paper we ended up with what she called Easter colors. I would have preferred bold colors.

3) We dipped a square of tissue paper in a mixture of Elmer's glue and water and closed the hole in the egg.

4) Tomorrow, on Easter, after our egg hunt, we will break the eggs on each other's heads, as I used to do when I was young in Mexico.

Cheers to new traditions. Salud!

15 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (3 Apr 2010):

    A wonderful photograph and a touching story as well...

  • Liz Lake

    Liz Lake gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Great story! Very cool idea! Love the blending of cultures!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Marco, try marrying someone from Tennessee. I needed an interpreter the first couple of years. LOL. Very nice entry and story.

  • Toby Morrison

    Toby Morrison   gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Excellent photo and what a wonderful story.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    LIfe much less than marriage is one compromise after another. Yo are a wise man to make sure you compromise as much as possible with your lovely bride.Nice photo and new tradition! VOTED!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    BTV!!!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    What a wonderful new tradition! I love it..............and the image is lovely.

  • Vicky Abrams-Ogg

    Vicky Abrams-Ogg gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful photograph of a more beautiful moment!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    I love how you created your own tradition! I've been wanting to do that with my family, but my relatives are making it hard for us to do our own thing...

  • Don Brainard

    Don Brainard (Deleted) said (10 Apr 2010):

    Nice Marco...My wife would like to start this as a tradition also...but she wants to color a rock and then try breaking it on my head!!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    I love the photo and I think the tradition you have resurrected from your childhood is wonderful! What a great tradition.

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    I love the pastel colors! What's funny is my brothers wife is Mexican and their family tradition has overflowed into our family as well. It's fun for the whole family! and it is slowly becoming a tradition for all around the US!

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    This is so beautiful...

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (8 Apr 2012):

    Great idea!

  • aviva demarmari

    aviva demarmari gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    רעיון מקסים

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