Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wearing of the green

How did you start your day? Our day started off with giggles. It might have had something to do with my getting a bright green, non-toxic, felt-tip marker and waking the kids up by gently drawing 4 leaf clovers on their arms!

Honor in particular had been a bit worried as today was her PE day and she had to wear her red and navy uniform. My waking her up with a shamrock 'tattoo' was a great relief... and very silly. I also gave her green socks and tied her hair up in as many green hair accessories (and an elastic green bead bracelet!) as I could fit. Brian only wanted one green hair elastic, but he was able to dress in green clothes.

An added benefit - I told them if they hurried up and got ready fast, I'd have time to give them a 2nd shamrock on their other arm. They did not dawdle!

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Hope you had fun too. :)


Nicole said...

Hey good ideas for green! My little ones still dont understand it so we didnt do a whole lot this year. Shay does though so I'm sure he had a lot of fun at school today. Happy st. Patricks day!

Julia said...

That's a good idea. This morning I woke up and got dresssed. I wasn't wearing green, until one of my sister's pinched me and told me to change into green.

Expat Mom said...

Sadly, I thought it was the 16th all day yesterday. My computer had a glitch and went to Nov. 16th, 2007 . . . totally messed me up. :P We did nothing.

LiLu said...

Oh.... so I WASN'T supposed to use that green sharpie on my face? WHOOPS!

;-) Happy St Paddy's!

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Lydia said...

Who said bribery doesn't work? ;) Great Green stuff!! Eliza is in Alexandria, so one less kid to prep. Mairyn got green elastics and Grant chose a green shirt. Easy enough. We were boring this year.

Connie said...

If not for the kids reminding me, I would have forgotten! I was a day off all week!

Julia - I'd've pinched you too.

Lilu - I got my eye on you. Stashing the sharpies and sharp things on the highest shelf.

Lydia - Bribery is an awesome parenting tool - everything in moderation ;)