Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Fear Factor of St. Patrick's Day!!
I love St. Patrick's Day. My Irish Grandma taught me well to wear my green proudly. However, this morning getting my children dressed was less about getting into the spirit of the day and more about avoiding pain. It went something like this!
Me (wet hair and running late): "Everyone put on something green or the kids at school will pinch you."
Two elementary ages kids rush to find green shirts and change. My littlest sat adamantly refusing to change his brown shirt. Then it became a family effort to find green things we could tie, stick or pin to him to keep him from suffering.
He went to preschool with a brown shirt and I'm pretty sure he will be learning his lesson today.
I learned a new rule from elementary school today. Apparently if you pinch someone by mistake (because they are hiding their green etc) then you get pinched 10 times. Ouch!
I decided to do my part in warning others about this painful tradition by telling my babysitter she better put on something green or she'll get pinched and she said, "That's okay I could use a little excitement."
So please be careful out there today and enjoy St. Patrick's Day. Tell us what is the best St. Patrick's Day Green tradition you know?