Am I a big stick in the mud? I just don't care about St. Patrick's Day. My kids have been talking about leprechauns for a week and it kind of bugs me. Not that I hate the idea of leprechauns or the fun of telling stories about rainbows and pots of gold. It bothers me that my daughter, B(8), who knows about Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy adamantly believes in lephrechauns. Now maybe she's just playing along and is really good at it, but I'm not sure. You know, the more I think about it, I think she is just putting on a big show for her sister S(6). That makes me feel a little better. Well, I'm glad I cleared that up for myself. :)
I'm kind of a Scrooge about most holidays to be honest. I dread having to put out the Christmas decorations and I don't put out decorations for any other holiday. I put out a couple of things at Halloween, I guess, but not much and I only do it when I happen to see a decoration in the storage room and pull it out just because I'm there. I think this attitude frustrates my kids a little but I don't think it will scar them emotionally so I'm okay with it. They'll probably grow up and be really outlandish with holiday decorations because they feel that they were so deprived as a child.