Happy St Patrick’s Day!!! I have not one drop of Irish blood in me, but my kids might have a vague trace, so in honor of that part of our heritage, we celebrate St Patrick’s big time. By way of celebration we start by making leprechaun traps, and setting them up the night before. One day we might actually get lucky and trap that pesky leprechaun, and have googles of gold coins and be rich for the rest of time. So far, we haven’t succeeded in trapping a single thing, but we are always rewarded for our efforts in chocolate, green sprinkles, and candy. Here are some snapshots of the kids, who got up from bed like a lightening bolt in order to check their trap. “I heard a squeaky sound, like something small getting smashed. I was worried about the little guy!” Swan Princess said this morning, while eating her green scrambled eggs and toast.
Today while the two kids were at school I prepared dinner: slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage, and I made soda bread in the shape of a four-leafed clover for snacks. The day was beautiful, blue skies, light Spring breeze, and bright, warm sun. We went outside to enjoy our snacks, and drinking my mate, enjoying the beauty of the day, and listening to the happy laughs of my kids, I thought that the little green man left me a treasure far more valuable than gold, or even chocolate.