Here's a repost that I always enjoy reading as it brings me back to that day in preschool....bittersweet memories.
Today, as I re-read this post, it made me laugh out loud several times as I revisited my memories of the past St. Patty's days shared with my kid and how it has evolved over the years.
My wish for you is that you too can make #specialmemories for you and your kid (s), memories that make you smile, laugh, bring tears to your eyes, joy to your heart and most importantly, memories that will last a lifetime!
As we make our way towards March 17th, I thought I would share...oh, and by the way, my daughter has come up with another version of how we celebrate the first 17 days of March ....may the luck of the Irish be with you today and always!
Having a child makes every holiday different then with no kids at all. My first St. Patty's day with my daughter that was different was when she was in her two year old preschool class. I will never forget picking her up from school and seeing her with her construction paper #leprechaun hat and pot of gold. It was so cute! It made me realize, all holidays, even minor ones, would never be the same.
The next year St. Patty's day came and new exciting tales came with it. Her preschool teacher was Irish and had many fun ideas for the kids. Toilets turning green, #Leprechaun foot prints around the school, gold chocolate coins left for you by the #Leprechaun and gold rocks. I had my work cut out for me, because I had no idea of any of these St. Patty's Day traditions. I was in a scramble last year to make these traditions come true for my daughter. I remember talking to my sister about them and she was like 'that's a lot of pressure the teacher put on you to make these things come true'. While it was true, I was intent on making my daughter happy and seeing her face light up in these new St. Patty's day traditions. I had much to do...green food coloring, gold chocolate coins, gold rocks, this should be easy....wrong! I had to go to 4 stores to find the candy and rocks. The food coloring was easy (even though I was unsure if it would stain my toilet bowl green). In the end I did not find any gold coins, but I made do with gold jelly beans and found big chocolate gold rocks. During the process I was a bit stressed out in search for the perfect St. Patty's day memories. In the end I was thrilled to watch my daughters excitement when she woke up the next day to find the green toilet, trail of gold coins and a perfect pouch of gold jelly beans. She was thrilled and it is a memory that will last forever.
I vowed to myself after that day, I would be prepared next St. Patty days, well here we are and I am not. She came home from school on Wednesday and told me she saw the #Leprechaun foot steps at school, the toilet was green and she thought she would be getting gold coins today at school from the #Leprechaun. She then took it a step further and has been leaving small trinkets of candy and pennies out for him a couple of times a day....are we taking it to far? Maybe, but the fun, excitement and joy it brings her is well worth it.
So here we go again, green food coloring, gold coins and gold rocks....less than two weeks to go, more time than last year...wish me luck! May the luck of the #Leprechaun be with you this St. Patty's day! All my best, Dyan
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