The St. Patrick’s Day Tradition Continues…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While our family is not Irish, it’s always been a fun day for my kids and me, mainly because of the “green” and the idea of a Leprechaun.

When my three boys were younger, the Leprechaun would come into our house at night and hide gold coins filled with chocolate around the house for the boys to discover. They had green milk with their breakfast, shamrock shaped green sandwiches for lunch, and a special green punch would be served at dinner.

The special bucket of all green LEGO bricks was taken out and we’d build shamrocks out of them. The bucket also contained a few gold LEGO bricks, and if you were lucky enough to find one of them, there was a green iced shamrock shaped sugar cookie waiting for you.

While every St. Patrick’s Day was filled with fun adventures and plenty o’green throughout the day, the highlight of the day was going to McDonald’s for the green Shamrock Shake! Come on! Who can resist green ice cream?!?! Getting that green Shamrock Shake on St. Patrick’s Day became a family tradition, and a tradition that my, now teenage, boys still enjoy. When my boys first woke up this morning, the first thing they asked is if we were going to drive to town for our annual Shamrock Shake – you can guess what we will be doing later this afternoon! I’m glad they still like this tradition – maybe it’s one we can continue for many more years to come.

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Do you have a special St. Patrick’s Day tradition that you and your family enjoy? Share in a comment below!

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