I really enjoy saint days, I just rarely take the time to make a big deal out of them with my kids. This year, as I was perusing pinterest, I got inspired and decided to be the “fun mom” for once. What fun. I have got to do that again before the kids all graduate from high school.
On Friday evening, I conferred with the leprechauns and we came up with this!
Get it? The rainbow (twizzlers) with it’s pot ‘o gold (rolos) and the clouds (marshmallows) makes the perfect treat. I wish I could tell you I am *this* creative, but I’m just a really good copier. Imitation = highest form of flattery, no? I went online and found some printables for the kids: crossword puzzles, word searches, coloring sheets, a quick quiz and a Prayer for St. Patrick.
The kids were quiet as church mice on a Saturday morning. As soon as they discovered their treats, it was a little slice of heaven. They had a blast and Scott and I caught an extra thirty minutes of sleep before Luke got the party started. We spent the rest of Saturday working in the yard, playing with the neighbors and enjoying a great dinner with friends. Hey, we ate at their house, so no Lenten promises were broken. Promise.
If you want to learn a bit more about this Irish saint, check him out HERE. It’s too bad we’re not all Irish, eh?