Holiday Overload

I didn’t write any special posts or make anything green or even wear anything green for this past St. Patrick’s Day. It isn’t a holiday I’ve ever celebrated and my kids, thankfully, didn’t mind not finding any leprechaun tricks at home. Maybe, like me, they are suffering from holiday overload.

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My friend Kristen Howerton aka Rage Against The Minivan has written an excellent article for the Huffington Post on the matter. She asks: Can We Bring the Holidays Down a Notch? She writes:

This past Sunday was St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday I had completely forgotten about until my oldest stumbled out of bed and into the living room at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night while we were watching SNL. “Can I help you guys hide the gold coins?” he asked. The WHAT? “The gold coins. I know the leprechauns aren’t real. I know it’s you, like Santa. So I want to help you. I can make the leprechaun trap, too.”

We told him to go to bed and then looked at each other with exasperation. Gold coins? A leprechaun trap? Is he serious? When I was a kid we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by wearing something green. THE END. I had noticed that over the past few years, our kids were getting some grander ideas from school. But I didn’t think that we needed to replicate these experiences at home.

Apparently, the children believed that we did. Continue reading Kristen’s post here.

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