Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I can still remember going to kindergarten on St. Patrick's Day. As soon as I approached the glass door, I could see inside. I saw desks overturned, papers strewn about the floor, gold chocolate candies waiting to be snatched up and eaten, Lucky Charms cereal for snack time, and my favorite, little green leprechaun footprints dancing about the floor.

As St. Pattie's Day drew near, I was secretly hoping that Sirri's classroom would have the same green and gold excitement awaiting her. Just in case the leprechauns didn't make it to school, I invited them to our house.

And from the kids' reactions this morning, the little green men didn't fail to deliver!

They played with all our green toys and books in the living room and forgot to clean up. They dyed our milk and toilet water green. They replaced the fruit in our fruit basket with green legos. They left a trail of gold chocolate that led to a box of Lucky Charms for breakfast. Along with bringing breakfast they left a basket of green food for lunch. AND even though I mopped yesterday, they left little green footprints all over the floor (and kitchen table, and bathroom sink and kitchen cupboards. Little stinkers!)


When Sirri arrived home from school she had a backpack full of St. Patrick's Day activities. Rainbow color sheets, leprechaun math, lucky clover pattern pages and even a cute little song. BUT, what she didn't have was a great story to tell about how the leprechauns came to her classroom.

Sure glad they were able to come here!


Green lunch-grapes, green apple, edamame, celery, jello, punch
(and some turkey. so, it's not green but they needed a little protien!)

12 comments:

the wrath of khandrea said...

this is good stuff. good stuff.

we keep a blue cleansing tablet in our toilet tank, so every day there is evidence of leprechauns passing through our way.

ew.

Hazen5 said...

I need to remember the Green Footprints for next year! You are such a fun mom.

Christie said...

My poor deprived children. I was feeling so festive with my green milk. Clearly, I need to step it up a notch.

cindy bigelow said...

you are definitely the world's best mom.

wow.

Jenibelle said...

Good thinking on not feeding the kiddos green turkey.

That little Sirri girl is just getting cuter and cuter! She's like a little leprecaun herself!

Lauren in GA said...

I love the idea of playing with green toys and putting green legos in the fruit bowl! You are so gooood!

I learned all of my leprechaun shenanigans from reading blogs. That is so neat that your Kindergarten teacher did that. I had only heard about fun stuff like that beginning last year.

cath said...

show off! but seriously, you rock! i did my teaching practicum at a school with the most amazing principal - we stayed after school on the 16th and put green footprints all over the SCHOOL (desks, whiteboards, floors, bathrooms) and a little pot of gold chocolate coins on every kids desk - they loved it, but i think we loved it just as much!

at least i remembered to wear a green shirt yesterday ...

cath said...

ps ... thanks for letting me know i need to beg a bag off kim some time ... i would treasure that! yellow, hmm? i may have to pop into payless - i don't have a yellow one ...

Phillip and Kirsten said...

wow! we didn't even celebrate. BUT, we are celebrating first day of spring on Friday. I have a chance to redeem myself.

Rick and Annie said...

What fun mom you are!!

robin said...

what the? you are so creative! i feel like a very lame mom now. i couldn't even find a good way to explain to parker what a leprechaun is let alone put on a production like that!

Grandma W. said...

Honestly Honey!! You amaze me!!
You think of the neatest things to do for your kids - mess or no mess!
That was so cute! And, I would never have thought to do all that!!
Keep it up!
We love you!