(at least I think that's the saying)
Anyhoo...my point is it is ALREADY MARCH 17th and it has come in like a Lion---really fast and right in my face!!
How is it already March 17th!?!?
I have a love / hate relationship with St. Patty's Day. Back in the olden days it was an excuse to par-tay and drink green beer (note: I have never drunk green beer---but I know other's who have)!
When my oldest was in Kindergarten, the Leprechaun's messed up his Kindergarten classroom tipping over chairs, leaving foot prints, and glitter all over the place. It was quite exciting.
When my youngest was in Kindergarten, his teacher had a "family project" of creating a Leprechaun trap. It was really fun.
HOWEVER--fast forward 5 years and I am becoming less than thrilled with these traditions, especially when they come home from school on a Friday night at 4pm and say--"We have to make our Leprechaun traps!" and then proceed to tear the house apart looking for appropriate craft supplies to make said traps. And let's not forget what must be done after the kids go to bed, and then the next morning to clean up the mess the Leprechaun's make.
It is a vicious cycle! (And furthermore, during this particular weekend I am virtually a single mother with the "March Madness" going on in our house in the form of sloth like couch activities and 18 hours of basketball viewing on TV.)
Even with limited time restraints, these are no slap-together traps. They are complicated machines with trip wires and catch basins!!! It's serious business!
We did not catch the Leprechaun this year...and he sure did make a mess...but it was fun!
According to the boys, he escaped through the toilet!!!!
But here is something fun that has tipped the scales to more love than hate in my love/hate relationship of St. Patty's Day! Late last night on a whim, an early morning Rainbow pancake breakfast date with some fun folks was planned! My friend Jenny at www.jennyonthespot.com posted the most pretty picture of rainbow pancakes on her Pinterest board and we invited ourselves over!
At the crack of dawn !!
Who does that?
Well, actually it was 9am and we did bring coffee (and bacon)!
I'm pretty sure neither of us have done something like that! Yes--dinner with friends, that's a no-brainer. Meeting for lunch, or even meeting for morning coffee...that's all pretty normal. But showing up on someones doorstep for breakfast--unheard of! It was fun!
And what a spread she put on!
(editors note: Rookie has never heard the term "bombing" before when referring to something where you just pop up and do something spontaneous with fun (or funny) results. Pioneer Square has been "yarn --bombed" (google it) and people "photo-bomb" all the time (where they stick their face in random people's photo's. So he was nervous when I was using the term "bombing"--which I can understand--so I had to educate him on the finer terms of this decade!)