It must be the anticipation as you unwrap the fabric outside, then the tie fabric and prepare to be awed by the jewel of the egg inside. I couldn't resist dying more of them. It also helped that when the almost-three-year-old starts acting up, one of the only mollifiers I know is engagement...If I can engage her in a book, a project, drawing, etc. she will immediately change back into my sweet angelic girl. Anyhow, I think these new ones came out even better. I used more vinegar in the water and boiled them for longer...do you like these better, too?