Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh

17 Mar

I’ll admit, I had something different in mind for this post.  Maybe some music, or stories.  However, WordPress and my wonky internet connection haven’t been playing nice.  So you’re getting this.

I know, I know, you are going to assume I’m awash in shamrocks, dyeing everything as kelly green as possible while wishing everyone “top of the morning!”.*

You’d be wrong.

I’m actually feeling very low key about St. Paddy Celebrations this year.  Probably because I’m tired.  Children of mine – who will remain nameless – refused to go to sleep in a timely fashion last night, despite me being awake for the day at 5:30 am.  I may buy some green frosted cupcakes, to win some “Good Mom” points.

I did keep our yearly tradition of “Well shoot, we don’t have anything green to wear really, do we?” scavenger hunt.  The teen boys at this point don’t care about keeping it green, but they happened to have an outgrown green shirt to loan to their sister.  Maura refused to wear anything but her new My Little Pony shirt (Pinkie Pie trumps all) but did allow the Irishy-ribboned pony tail holder.

This morning though was full of games like…

– Find the Missing Shoes (I lost)

– Child Bribery

– Find the Puddle with your Bare Foot (I won)

– Name that School Rule (no child, you can’t make a sign offering people Guinness to bring to school, that’s called “promoting alcohol”)

– Coffee (I’m on Round 2)

I’ll be honest, by 8 am, having a drink seemed slightly appealing.  But then I wouldn’t be able to drive, and I must be able to drive to buy  more food for my teenagers to fight over.  Yes, I lead a life full of glamour, I do.


* or the record – I only heard “Top of the morning!” once in Ireland, while on one of the Aran Islands – and I’m still not sure if the older woman was just taking the piss out of us tourists.



6 Responses to “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh”

  1. saracvt March 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Maddy’s wearing a shirt that has Darth Vader and his stormtroopers wearing green bowties on it, mostly because she LOVES Star Wars and it looks silly. Olivia’s got an old green shirt exhorting one to recycle in peace, I believe, just to keep her from being pinched. Me, I maintain, always have green on because I have green eyes. That should count for something.

    But we will have potatoes and sausages for dinner. And maybe I’ll make something suitable for dessert.

    Full o’ the spirit, we are here, too.

  2. Lisa Jane March 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I can assure you she was taking the piss! Nor do we say ‘o’ instead of ‘of’ 😀 or St. Patty’s day…never ever ever that 😀

  3. teresamcnally March 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Happy st Patricks day phoebe.



  4. Deanna M Rogowski March 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    oh ha ha ha – here in Virginia we are having our umpteenth hundred unexpected snow day and wondering how/if/when the days will be made up…. my children are not wearing green anything and neither am I. I “love” your morning games as those are played around here frequently too and I am lifting my coffee cup in an agreement toast with you. second round with the cup of Joe? yes, please! although I am of Irish heritage – we are not really acknowledging the day here on Wren Creek Court. I have seen assorted Facebook posts from more creative friends who have leprechauns visit their homes leaving tiny green foot prints on the toilet seat, green pee in those potties and an assortment of other mischief and even gifts! like the Easter bunny… my poor children received nothing, nada, zip. zed. zero from the leprechaun… I hope they will somehow survive this St Patrick’s Day deprivation. Love your blog – keep at it!

  5. taanjiasdesigns March 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    a late top of the mornin’ to you

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