Friday, March 12

Lucky is trouble

For whatever reason, I'm not a big holiday person. Christmas is of course a big deal, and the past few years I've tried to make Valentine's Day fun for the kids because Alexis loves Love, but other than that I do the bare minimum that is required of me to get through the holidays.

I'm a super fun mom.

So, you can imagine my joy when Alexis has been coming home all week talking about "Lucky" who leaves notes for her in her class. You can probably guess, but Lucky is a Leprechaun.


I've been trying to remember everything I ever knew about leprechauns, and this is what I've come up with: I vaguely remember watching a movie when I was younger with leprechauns and banshee's and I'm fairly certain they were all evil and scary. And also, is a leprechaun's job to protect the gold at the end of the rainbow? That's all I know about leprechauns and both of those things I'm obviously a little fuzzy on.

Now thanks to our local public school system I have to try and explain leprechauns and shamrocks to my kids--and set a trap to catch them on St. Patrick's Day.


How do you set a leprechaun trap anyway? I suppose next I'm going to be required to make sure everyone is wearing green next Wednesday.

I can manage to scrape together Easter baskets, and I let Santa Clause take all the credit for a fun Christmas, I even buy fireworks (sometimes) for the 4th of July, but I cannot celebrate St. Patrick's Day! I just don't have it in me.

I'm thinking it might be time to start homeschooling. The effort required to do that has got to be less than celebrating all these crazy holidays, right? Also, I will get rid of our T.V., we don't get the newspaper, and I'll censor every conversation my kids have with any outside influences, making it impossible for them to find out about things like this.

On second though, maybe I'll just go to the dollar store and buy a green necklace so the poor girl doesn't get pinched to death.


Jennifer said...

I totally hear you. I hate it when Jeffy comes home from school with all of these brand-new expectations!

shellybellybee said...

Oh, thanks for letting me know that St. Patrick's Day is next Wednesday. I have no idea when it's suppossed to be. I totally understand your feelings about the holidays. I feel the same way, but due to some outside influences they love the holidays and celebrating them. It's exhausting.

Shelise said...

I love St. Patties Day and I have to admit that I am kind of sad that I planned our trip to Vegas during St. Patricks Day. In fact, I have been thinking of what I could send to Grandma's house so they can still have a fun day even though I won't be there to have a green dinner and do a treasure hunt. BUT, I love every holiday and do whatever I can (that is inexpensive) to make it fun for ME and the KIDS. Good luck to you.

Rachel & Todd said...

My kids have a leprachaun too.. His name is Dobby and he dyes the toilet water green and leaves gold chocolate coins for them to find every year. Its tough at times to keep up with the crazy holidays, but your kids will love you it for it! Especially when they realize the work that goes into all this "magical" wonderment. Happy St. Patty's day! Erin go braugh! (what does that even mean?)

Anonymous said...

i think i'll tell alexis that it's not st. patty's day without corned beef and cabbage. yum yum! with rye bread. and lots of mustard!

Anonymous said...

I like it! Seriously it's a ridiculous holiday