March 19, 2013

Wait... There Was A Holiday?

While I don't believe in going all wild and crazy for every holiday, (it would just make me more wild and crazy than I already am) I do try to do a little something with my kids.

Generally for St. Patrick's Day, we make leprechaun traps.

Aaaaaaaaaaand............ that's about it.

I don't even wear green.

But this year, we didn't get around to it, even though I had already bought chocolate for it.

Pish, of course I bought chocolate! Oh ye of little faith.

Savannah was a little bummed we didn't make traps. But don't worry, it all worked out in the end.

The kids down-right loved it.

Sometimes my brilliance amazes me.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's all about the candy.


Not long after discovering the note, a huge fight broke out over the chocolate coins... before 7:30am. It was so bad that I took them all away, laid down the rule that no friends were allowed over, and we were going to spend the entire afternoon cleaning the house.

I am proud to say that I followed through with that. The kids did earn a chocolate gold coin at the end of every room cleaned.

Now my house it SO much cleaner than it had been, the chocolate is almost gone, and the kids had a good afternoon.

Score one for Mom.

I get an extra chocolate for that.

7 super cool people speak:

Mama Smith said...

I do earned a GOLD STAR in your book of life...darling girl! smile

Kyle Larsen said...

LOVE IT. We had Lucky Charms, the special edition one that is green only!

Raelyn said...

"I don't believe in going all wild and crazy for every holiday, (it would just make me more wild and crazy than I already am)!!" Hee, hee!! That produced a cockeyed smirk from me, a fellow crazy individual!! ;)
St. Patrick's note!! Crack. Me. Up!! ;-D
Our St. Patrick's Day was freakin' busy!! For we attended two different pizza parties on March 17th!! It is a good thing that everyone loves that food around here!! ;)
I wore my plastic green bracelet. Which is for children, but I have thin wrists!! I had green on my blouse. Oh, yeah. And my underwear was green, too!! I have always enjoyed St. Patrick's Day!! ;-D
Oh, you deserve lots of chocolate, Friend!! Lots!! ;)

jaacs said...

Heck, yeah, you do! Brilliant!

Sue said...

Sounds like this whole scenario, from start to finish, worked out great for you, Mom.


CB said...

You are brilliant!!
My kids never got nothin'! Ha
I am a brat and have never done St. Patricks day. I wear orange - LOL!

Brittney said...

you're smart!

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