Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

So yesterday the boys came home from school very excited about St. Patrick's Day. I mean - why not? 1st: We're not Irish. 2nd: We live in ALASKA. 3rd: We don't imbibe.

Now - yes, I understand that I don't need to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I hold nothing against St. Patrick's Day - I wear my green and that's about it. I give it as much attention as I do Yom Kippor.

However - the boys were so excited I got suckered in. I bought into the hype. I am easily swayed.

I went to Blockbuster to rent Darby O'Gill and the Little People. I loved that movie when I was a kid - so I figure - why not carry on the tradition? Someone with more forethought than I - had already rented the only copy. Hmm - so I went to Wal-Mart and bought the movie for $7. I thought great - we're all set to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.

We got the movie going - and Caleb was so impressed by the special effects he kept asking if it was a real show and not fiction. I figure the kid wants to believe it's real so I tell him of course not Dummy - it's just camera trickery and the left wing agenda is going to swallow you whole if you buy into it.

Ok - so I didn't tell him that. I told him it was real and gave him a brief low-down on Leprechaun's and the mythology. He was stoked he wanted to make a Leprechaun trap. Sure thing kiddo.

We got some potatoes and a cardboard box (Coca-Cola) and set the trap. The boys fell asleep, and I realized that there was nothing to show that the leprechaun's showed up. . . so off to the store again. Apparently no one sells the chocolate gold coins - some sort of toxicity and other junk.

So I ended up getting some Easter candy that was in gold foil. This morning the boys were way stoked that we were visited. Not disappointed that the leprechauns escaped the trap, but left some goodies just to say thanks for the potato.

So go ahead - blast your U2. Grab a pint of Guinness. Share a limerick. In fact drop down your favorite Irish Drinking Song:


willow said...

I love that you lured them in with a potato. You're such a fun dad!

May the wind always be at your back!

DangGina said...

This is my favorite post to date. I love that your boys got you stoked for the "holiday." And that you actually built a leprechaun trap! I've never actually seen Darby O'gill...okay, I've seen it, but without sound. I ought to give it another try. Also, I heart Whose Line. SO MUCH.

Here's Spammy said...

I love that movie!!! Very few people have even heard of it. For my 7th birthday, I had a big sleep over with friends and we watched Darby O'Gill. What a great show. May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patty's day!

Brent said...

Best. EskimoBlog. Ever. Nicely done.