We've spent much of the evening preparing for St. Patrick's Day. The kindergarten kids put on the school prayer service and Aidan has a speaking part. This is bitter sweet -- I am happy for him and extremely proud but, having just started a new job, I can't get the morning off so I won't get to see my big guy say, "May God always teach us." Aidan could tell this made me sad so tonight he performed the entire prayer service for me, songs and all. It was cute. (Grandma, Grandpa and Dogdog will be there so Aidan won't be alone. And, of course, Sain will be there, too.)
We also made Aidan's leprechaun trap for school his evening. Aidan thought we should just bring a Guinness to school and open it once we get there, "No leprechaun can resist an open Guinness." I tried to convince him that Sister Linda wouldn't really approve of an open Guinness at school and in true little Irish boy fashion he shot back, "Oh Mommy, it's not beer, it's Guinness. Sister Linda will understand because I'm Irish." If any kid could get away with it Aidan would but I'm not willing to take that chance. We settled on a pretty good trap made of a small garbage can (shaped like a cat) whose lid (mouth) closes when the leprechaun climbs in to get the fake gold we put in it. Aidan and I have a deal -- he gets to keep the leprechaun and I get the pot of gold.
Sain is busy making St. Patrick's Day cards for her friends. I know she should be in bed right now but the cards are so cute. Her numbers have been really good of late -- I think I've only had a handful of calls from the school nurse this month. The calm times scare me because I can't shake the feeling something is waiting around the corner. Oh well, I will try to relax and enjoy the even numbers.
Have a great St. Patrick's Day!