Well, better than he was. He brought home the letter telling us that he was to decorate an egg. The letter states, and I quote, 'All eggs will be judged as having had adult assistance.' Darn. This means I will have to have a go.
Bear utterly rejected the entire concept of Easter Egg Decoration. It has been an epic fail every time he has tried to do this, it isn't fair. Why does he have to do it? He would even do extra literacy homework instead, it just isn't fair! I have let him off the 'design a Christmas Card' treadmill as it was traumatic for everyone concerned, but the wording of this letter didn't leave much wiggle room.
However, when I did a bit of googling I found some interesting ideas. On YouTube there was a tutorial for making a spider out of a piece of egg carton. This can be adapted and I can see, well, realistically it is going to be mainly either me or DH, us dyeing/painting the egg black, sticking on pipe cleaners for legs, sticking on the goggle eyes, cutting little paper fangs and setting up an awesome web with yarn over an egg box.
Also, you can apparently wrap an egg in an old tie and boil it in vinegar and water. The suggestion is number five on the list here. My tie stash includes some storming patterns and it is very tempting. I have so many, including these...
... but as they are polyester I don't think the 'boil in water and vinegar' trick will work.
Bear is now satisfied that this time it will be okayish and tolerable and he will concentrate on delegating the work (or trying to - I have Views as well, and that includes him pitching in!). Besides, the poor lamb is about to get a headache. I am about to insist on piano practice.