Monday, March 17, 2008

Taking St. Patrick's Day seriously


St. Patrick's Day is one of our family's favorite celebrations. It started
when the boys were little kids -- and anyone with children will
tell you, that if you do something once, you have to do it every year.
I was working downtown, and my oldest was in daycare. There was
an excellent card and decoration store near my work, and I bought
a St. Patrick's Day garland, green bags, and a few green candies.
After that it grew each year. Green hoola hoops, sparklers in the snow,
funny hats, calling my mother to ask, "what are the words to When Irish Eyes Are Smiling?" The kids loved it, and so did we. Green champagne,
green Sprite for the kids, green food of some sort -- natural because
Christopher was allergic to food colouring. The whole thing was pretty
funny because my thin Irish roots are really French, and Steven is Dutch
and Indonesian. But hey!

Photos later, but here's Fiona trying to decide how to get up high enough
to attack the green shamrock garland.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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