i have a confession: i am pretty bad about celebrating holidays. its not that i have anything against them, i just don’t tend to think creatively on how to create traditions with them, or feel like making the effort for the decorations.
we spent the night with dear friends last night, and they have a cool mom. like, really, really cool. totally put me to shame. totally put this mom of irish kids to shame.
our story begins on wednesday when lily first hears about leprechauns and is terrified by them. she thinks he’s going to take all her money! she made a leprechaun trap at school but had no idea what it was or how to use it. she was very upset. why hadn’t i ever told her about them? she kept asking, “why did God make leprechauns?!” my only answer was, “because its fun! we get to use our imaginations!” i really need to prep my answer better for next year.
the kids were welcomed in the morning with shamrock stickers stuck to their face, that leppy the leprechaun had left on them.
that silly, messy leprechaun had also knocked over the cereal (lucky charms, of course).
the table was decorated with every st. patty’s day find you would ever see in the dollar section, and my kids were elated!
leppy had left them each a note and fun gifts to remember him by.
he also left a few signs that he had been in the house.
but somehow he managed to escape the trap set the night before!
breakfast consisted of lucky charms, clover shaped donuts, and chocolate gold coins. i felt a little silly saying, “eat your donut before you eat your candy”!
silas kept asking questions about the “little guy”.
lily is no longer afraid of leppy the leprechaun. she now knows how much fun these holidays can be, if only she had a mom that had the time and energy to celebrate them in such a fun way!
and to make our day even more amazing, we saw a double rainbow! ohmygoodness – what does it mean?!?! ;)