Wednesday, March 18

Almost like we are right off the boat.

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style around here, yesterday.

I stepped into my closet , looking for that forever traditional green
to wear, and all I came up with was a smokin' hot pair of sweatpants
from Aeropostale. The reason for the "name drop" is so you get the full
visual on how stunning I was looking all day - full well knowing I had to help out
in Connor's class. My sweats have the word AERO
embroidered down the side. Nice. Oh well. I got over myself,
when I got all excited because at least one of Connor's approved school uniform
colors is green. How apropos.

Toward the end of the school day - we gathered in Connor's classroom
to have us a little Irish feast of baked potatoes.
With the works -
bacon bits
sour cream
and cheese..
lots of cheese.

Do a little work, have a little potato.
It was fun.
I've only included this picture in case you wanted to look at
Connor's eyelashes. Feel free to click on the picture
to make it bigger and make yourself jealous.
I know I am.
Did you check out the St. Paddy's Day Mohawk?

Anyhoo - Connor was working on a paragraph that had to
explain how we celebrate the holiday. So he looked up
at me with those big blues eyes as if to say - WTF? ('cause I've
said this before - he will surely be the first to drop the f bomb)
What do we/what have we EVER done for St. Patrick's Day.

And I said - "Honey, now you know Mommy and Daddy
don't ever remember what we have done because we are
too stinking drunk to remember". Just kidding.
We don't drink.

And I REALLY said - "Connor. We are not like most families. I
get in the car starting at about 2:00 in the afternoon, and I really
don't get OUT of the car until about 7:30 at night, after Daddy and I
are all through driving you kids where ever it is you need to be,
at what ever time, at which time we then grab a Happy Meal with a
Shamrock Shake from the Golden Arches
and call it St. Patrick's Day. We might even cook
corned beef and cabbage on the weekend, you know,
in between soccer games and swim meets. Write THAT in your

So later that afternoon I was asking Hannah about school
and she said that kids were getting sent down to the dean's office
all day for
And I don't know, for some reason, I found that very amusing.

So for dinner - there was no traditional meal around here.
No damn time. But I did cook broccoli -
which is green.

And with that I will leave you with a limerick.

There once was a Lady named Gini
Who was not Irish but Ginney.
She said "the heck with this day"
"I'm just tryin' to say"
"Bring on the Zeppole, Vinnie!"


Dad said...

Hey Connor... nice mohawk, should of painted it green!!

Jerolyn said...

Look at're a poet and didn't know it!

Denise said...

Despite being Irish, I didn't wear green yesterday nor did I celebrate the day. Just not feelin it. I'm saving it for the Saw Docs on Friday. XO

Bill said...

Saw Doctors.... a band?? Isn't Chris going with you guys?? Or should I say girls.... Is Dennis going too???

Kim said...

Love the Mohawk!

And, BTW, you are Irish - you need to embrace it!

Hope you find some good zeppole! And don't forget to wear red tomorrow...

Redhead in Vegas said...

I kind of had a feeling that you were Irish. There is no way that your brother and sister aren't with their coloring, or yours for that matter. Let me know if you find some good zeppole, we could use some over here!

the "other" drunk.. Bill said...

she is Irish after a few beers....... I rish I could have another....

Emily said...

Is that Madyson next to Connor? She was our next door neighbor and such a sweetie. Miss you all.

Gini said...

Yes, Em. It is! Miss you too!!!