St. Patrick's Day is coming up and my kids love any holiday they associate with candy. Wait, you DON'T associate St. Pat's with candy? Oh, that will have to change!
These boys of mine love tradition and can remember the most minute details of something I do once. They relive how great it was and look forward to it the next year. Sometimes that pressure is a bit daunting, but if I can remember to plan ahead I usually end up with some pretty happy kids.
Now, we all know leprechauns are mischievous little devils, and they go a little crazy on St. Patrick's Day. It goes without saying that you must wear green on that day or you will get pinched by a frisky little leprechaun when you least expect it. But what other kinds of trouble do these little guys cause each year? They like to make a mess!
Leprechauns aren't malicious, they just like to have a good time at the expense of others. Their little pranks really tickle the kids, so each year we wake up to a little St. Patrick's Day mess that they make while we are all snug in our beds:
Chairs overturned, pillows on the floor, newspapers spread around, the kids get such a charge out of waking up to this mess. If you look closely you can see how these pesky little leprechauns make it up to them...
A bit of treasure is left behind in the form of candy coins!
What St. Patrick's Day traditions do you have?