Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

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.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I know what you mean. I am not good about decorating for the holidays. I have started printing off holiday-related things from the internet for the kids to color and cut out. I hang those in the window and everybody is happy. Although I didn't do anything for St Patricks Day. I don't really consider that a holiday. Just a fun reason to goose people and wear green. At the end of the day Jadelyn said "this was not a good day at all". She was so disappoited that we didn't have a party or something. Poor thing!!

Kim said...

My kids are the same. They want a party for any occasion. Really all they want is cake and ice cream. :)

LD said...

This post made me laugh so hard....I loved reading it. Why are we such scrooges! I don't decorate either. I thought maybe that when we had kids that would change, so we'll have to see what happens as Zannah gets older. I love going to my mom's house when she has holiday decorations up, it is such a fun feeling, but I am either too cheap or too lazy to do it with my own house.
--Lynsey