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In my pre-kid days it was an excuse to go out for a drink. In the office, it was an excuse to do something fun: have a pot luck, give an award for the best “green” shirt. It was a day that was different. I guess that’s why it’s still fun today.
This morning the kids found a certain Leprechaun cereal sitting out on the table with their names spelled out in mini-marshmallows, along with an Oreo cookie (I know, not Irish, or even green, but sugar for breakfast says, Yeah! today is a fun day!)Â And I think a Leprechaun used the bathroom on his visit last night.
In Chicago, the river is turned GREEN for the day. Parades abound around this holiday. People don green outfits, wear green plastic beads around their necks, and drink green beer (or green milk in our house). It’s such a silly tradition, but sometimes don’t we need things like this?
Not everyone gets into the spirit of the holiday, and I can understand. But it’s fun to have a day where there is some excitement and giddiness to break up the monotony of every day living.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
photo credit: lumix2004