St. Patrick's Day
(By Wyne Family) The night before St. Patty's day my kids decorate a box of some sort. (We usually use a shoe box) My kids then leave the box in the moonlight so that the Lucky Leprechaun can fill it with his treasures. The kids go to bed in anticipation! In the morning they find a trail of green clues to find the box filled with treasures. One year I strung green yarn all over my house... Literally. My house sort of looked like a green spider web. It was awesome!!! The kids had to follow their own string throughout the house to find their bag of goodies. Previously I purchased trinkets that were green like cups or necklaces. I always put in a new shirt they get to wear that day so they don't get pinched. That year my kids had so much fun they asked if we could do it for their friends who were coming over that day. It was pretty great. I think I enjoy it as much as my kids.
For St Patrick's day, the silly Leprechaun turns our milk green, brings a box of Lucky Charms cereal and makes a mess of the chairs and opens all the cupboards and puts things where they don't go.