ok, so st. patrick's day isn't one of our family's biggest celebrations. it has been celebrated, however, by an apparently required usage of odd headgear (probably subconsciously inspired by my late father...an expert oddball himself...but that is another story!). we didn't do anything special on this year's march 17th (nope, no parade to mark the day in grant county), but i did go over past years' pictures, and this is what i found...lots and lots of interesting things to put on your head, or more specifically, the heads of my poor children, who don't know any better.
2006: leif, all dolled up in every shread of green clothing i could find, including his green construction paper/tissue paper leprechaun (baker?) hat. yes, i took my child out in public like this, and i had a smile on my face the entire time.
2007: oooohhhh! now there are TWO kiddos to put funny hats on! only got bunny ears? no problem, just cover them in the shiniest green paper you can find. wouldn't want anyone to miss it! make a nice shamrock to cover up the butterfly headband and voila! you're all set.
2008: that year, they were old enough to decorate their own st. patrick's day headwear, because... well, now they think that's what you're supposed to do. hee, hee. thanks, palouse, for the opportunities!
sad to say 2009 and 2010 passed with no funny green thing to wear upon our (their) heads. i think i better visit with the folks at city hall and arrange a little parade for next year. we wouldn't want sam to feel left out, now would we?