Don't get me wrong. I don't have an issue with other people going big. I do the Elf on the Shelf in December, and I know that drives some people nuts. I think people should celebrate and have fun with their kids however they want!
I didn't realize that St. Patrick's day was a day for such big shenanigans! I knew some people liked to feed their kids green food, and that you're supposed to wear green or you get pinched, but that's it! I didn't know that a leprechaun was supposed to leave green footprints in your house and leave a trail of gold coins to help you find a pot of (chocolate) gold. The extent of my planning for St. Patrick's day was to get my kids green t-shirts! Ha!
We did have a little St. Patrick's day party at our Community Playgroup on Thursday. The kids all wore green, we had special snacks, and a craft for them to do.
The extent of what I had planned for Friday, was to wash their shirts so they could wear them again! But then I saw someone post on Facebook the green pancake breakfast they'd made for their kids and I got inspired to do that too. I had some kiwis in the fridge, so I added that, ate off green plates, and used green forks!
|Helping make the pancakes|
|We also had green milk!|
I don't think I'll ever get into doing the whole leprechaun bit (watch me eat my words in a few years), but I can get behind feeding them green foods. That's easy enough, and different enough to stand out and be something special. They had fun, despite not really understanding what St. Patrick's day is all about!