Monday, March 18, 2013
I always wanted to be Irish
I'm not exactly sure when it started, but I wanted to be Irish. It must have been in high school when I had a lot of friends with Irish roots.
Growing up in a non-Irish family, we didn't have many traditions on St. Patrick's Day, except wearing green. My mom would threaten to pinch us if we didn't have green on. But Mom always loved a chance to celebrate, often preparing a green meal, rather than corned beef and cabbage.
This year, I've been considering traditions to start once we are parents. I can see making a big deal out of this holiday for a few reasons. An excuse to celebrate is always a good thing. When the winter seems long, as it does in the northeast, it's a welcome chance to do something fun. And St. Patrick was a pretty standup guy.
How will we celebrate St. Patty's Day a year from now? three years from now? I resisted the urge to buy a St Patrick's outfit for baby G next year, but will I be able to resist the clearance sales?
On Saturday, I went to a birthday party with an Irish Princess Prom theme (fun, right?) and brought home this bow tie for Milton.
If you have any St. Patty's traditions, please share! I'm excited to think about how we'll celebrate in the future.