Aw . . . ’tis St. Patrick’s Day. What a lovely excuse for a wee party, a bit ‘o singin’ and a dancin’. That’s what my Irish father would have said in answer to my childhood plea, “Speak Irish for us dad!” I used to love hearing my father put on his Irish brogue to entertain me and my friends. He might also say, “I’ll whip your bloody behind if ye don’t behave!,” which always caused squeals of delight.
St. Patrick’s Day decorations are a nice way to transition into Spring. I’ve removed the snowy winter display from my coffee table cloche and replaced it with this happy Irish leprechaun.
He even has his own pot of gold!
And this fun little frame-within-a-frame can be changed out with each holiday.
I have a whole set of different holiday pictures, courtesy of The Graphics Fairy of course!
This little guy can be seen around my house the whole year round.
You never know where he might pop up . . . kind of like The Elf on the Shelf.
Last year on St. Patrick’s Day I wrote about our family tradition where each grandchild received their own personal leprechaun from my father. You can read more about that tradition HERE.
Right now he is hanging out on the bookshelf beside my Irish Papa’s picture.
Sooo . . . this is where the “shenanigans” part of this post comes in! Sasha is all dressed up and ready for another holiday.
She looks so very patient but can you see the pleading look in her eyes as she longs for the treat in the bottom of her mug? “Can we eat now mom, can we, can we?”
“Ohhh, that was delicious . . . but WAIT . . . is that a piece of cookie I see on the table?”
“Should I do it? Do I dare?”
“I’m sorry mom but I really couldn’t help myself. Besides, do you see what the sign says?”
“Is there anything more holy than a table covered in cookie crumbs?”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and an Irish blessing to you too,