Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Tales My Mother Told Me

Growing up we were told stories of leprechauns and fairies; served green eggs and ham and always enjoyed a glass of green milk on St. Patrick's Day. Ever since Sofia was born, I have carried on this odd family tradition by getting up early and "turning" her St. Patrick's breakfast green. I still tell her about the time Molly saw a leprechaun at the school and how I am pretty sure I saw the McGinnis twin's dad turn into a leprechaun while gardening one sunny day. Luckily - I think - Sofia doesn't believe in green cows anymore, but I think she still looks for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and hopefully she will see a leprechaun any day now.
Luck of the Irish to you all!

8 comments:

Austin said...

Awesome photo. Now we need the green pig and the green chicken for our eggs and ham!

Anonymous said...

we had SUCH a huge st patty's day at school.
and paula told the kids i came out of the leprechaun hole in the ground..so i had to come up with a tale of leprechaun's and tucking my pants into my socks...strange, wonderful, old-timey, irish day.
happy st patty's day, kar.-- mm

Nancy said...

She is lucky to have someone share the magic with her. I have a picture of a leprechaun that I took near Blarney Castle in Ireland. He wasn't there when I took the picture!

paperbird said...

I love it that I am not the only Mom who does the same things I do. The Leprechaun always turns our milk green and leaves us delicious green frosted cinnamon rolls- not before he leaves a note telling the children where he left the bag of gold and also leaving green spots on the Cat!!!!!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Welp, Kaari, I must admit...I'm still looking for gold at the end of the rainbow, too! I have a money tree, but that just isn't enough. :)

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is so funny...keep it up. Those are what make a family!

I was in two of your classes at Silver Bella (I was the one in and out of the wheel chair) and loved them and all I bought and was just playing with the little pieces of your new line today, making little flowers! And here you are at five in the morning!

And, I hear you are going to be in Stillwater, MN! It is a charming town...I think you will love it...and the Twin Cities. i must sign up...it looks like such a fun event!

Susan Reaney
(Suz)

Cuzzin Kathi said...

Where'd you get that photo??? Love it.

Digital camera lenses said...

Great..great... photo! Have a nice day!