Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone. I both love and hate this holiday and here is why...

I love St. Patrick's day because:

As a child I had a true belief in leprechauns. Perhaps this stems from watching the classic movie Darby O'gill and the little people (kids ages 6-10 will love it) but I really truly did believe. Every year on St. Patrick's eve I would take my doll dishes and furniture, and set out little meals for the leprechauns to eat when they came to visit my house and leave me a present. By my calculations their favorite foods were fruit roll ups and water and I would meticulously cut up the fruit roll up into little bits so it could fit in their mouths. Well needless to say, the year I stopped believing in leprechauns was a sad day, but I still found joy in the green meals we would have (green milk, green bread, etc>) and all green lunches, which meant we usually got sprite to drink. Needless to say for an obscure holiday it can be pretty fun to celebrate.

I hate St. Patrick's Day because:

Even though I have worn green every St. Patrick's day of my life, every year there was some dork in elementary school and well through high school that thought it was funny to pinch you anyway. Let's just say I hate being pinched and to this day I still get annoyed when I think about those pinchers, however, if you are my friend and we one of them, I now forgive you. Anyhow, I'm sporting my green today, but if you see me, don't you dare try to pinch me!

2 comments:

Jared said...

I hate dorks that do that.

Jen Richards said...

I have not been on the computer much this week so I just saw that you are having a BOY!! I am truly so excited for you as I think boys are so wonderful. COngrats to both you and Dan.