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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown

Erin Go Braugh!   Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!  Indy's second favorite "holiday" of the year has arrived and with it the "Naught Leprechauns."  Oh, those leprechauns!  James Bond was teasing Indy yesterday that he was going to set traps to catch them and Indy was incredibly upset, but decided he wasn't really all that worried since James Bond "couldn't catch a mole when we live in AZ, so the odds of him catching a magical Leprechaun were pretty slim."  Those were his exact words, BTW.

So, after Indy went to bed, the Leprechauns came and oh, the silly stuff they did!  In Indy's room, the took the water bottles we had used to refill the fish tank when it was cleaned the other day (they have obviously not made it to the recycling bin) and created a circle in the middle of his room and placed two $1 bills in the middle.  They tossed his clean underwear and jammies on the floor, filled his Indiana Jones door booby trap with green and white confetti (sigh) and hung tons of green streamers in his door.

In the living room, they pulled a bunch of books off the shelves and stacked them in the middle of the table. There was a $1 on top.  They also took the sofa cushions and a green blanket and made a fort in the middle of the floor.  Inside the fort was a pack of green gum, a box of Nerds Candy (Indy LOVES Nerds) and another $1.

In the bathroom, they stacked all of our medicine/vitamin bottles into a pyramid on the counter and of course turned the toilet water green (Indy's absolute favorite thing). Oh, and they wrapped his toothbrush in green streamers.

Indy came into our room this morning around 7:45 and informed us that the Leprechauns had come.  James Bond had already been to PT and come back and was trying to catch a few more Z's.  I had not gotten up yet.  :)

Indy:  Mom!  Dad!  The Leprechauns came!  Can I get up now?
Me:  Sure you can.  So, tell me,  what all did they do?
Indy: [quick recap of stuff they did] ...and they turned the toilet water green!
Me:  Exciting.
Indy:  Yeah!  I've already peed in it twice, but I didn't flush.
Me:  Gross!  Why not?
Indy:  I didn't want you guys to miss out on the fun!
James Bond: [muffled laughter]  Ewwwww.

Me:  I think we can miss out on that.  Go flush!
Indy:  Okay, but you're not going to get to see the cool green water!
Me:  I'll survive.
{Indy leaves}
Me (to JB):  Your child is weird.
JB:  I wonder who he gets it from?

The breakfast eggs were green too. Indy was sad that they forgot to tint the water in one of the water bottles though. Oops.  I told him they were probably really busy with all the streamers.

I have to say that St. Patrick's Day Even is exhausting for me the Leprechauns.  Indy loves it though and thinks he must be one lucky boy.  That makes it all worth it.  Except the confetti.  What a mess.
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
~Author Unknown

I hope you all have a lucky, happy and healthy day!


Samantha said...

That sounds so awesome! I may have to try this when mine gets a little older. St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, too!

Toni said...


I wish I would have read this post yesterday! (Haha, impossible, I know.) I love St. Patrick's Day! I can not Wait to try this next year!! My Kiddo will LOVE it!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Holly said...

That is hilarious! We don't do any of that kind of thing, so my kids don't miss it, but you are making wonderful memories for your son!

Raven said...

That is fantastic! I wish I'd thought to do something like that when my kids were younger.

Sarah said...

I'm catching up on blogs after not being around a computer for two weeks (I'm training my replacement at work, which is where I get my best blog reading done). Anyway, Indy's comment about the toilet water still has me giggling. Too funny!

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