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!