Happy St. Patty’s Day, I Guess


Truthfully, I’m not sure what the big deal is about.  Sure, I have my green on today and so do my kids, but now that I’m no longer a college student, there’s not much more for me to do.  I thought about cooking something Irish, whatever the hell that means, but I don’t like corned beef and cabbage or stew, and I really can’t think of any other Irish culinary marvel that I’m willing to take time to make.  I think I’ll just stick to my leftover quiche.

Of course, I could always go the route of dyeing all our food and drink green, but I’ve never been big on food coloring. I find no use in adding more chemicals to my food if it doesn’t make it taste better.  I don’t mean to be a downer, really I don’t.  I like to be festive, but I’m not even sure what I’m supposed to be celebrating.  Christmas, got it, Memorial Day, got it, Thanksgiving, got it, even Halloween, I’ve got it.  St. Patty’s day, be honest, does anyone really know?  Are we celebrating beer?  Are we celebrating all things green, because I can go roll around in the grass for a few minutes.  What kind of saint is celebrated by drinking yourself into a stupor anyway?  (I think a really fun one, but anyway…) And what about that leprechaun, is he really someone I can follow to a pot of gold, or is he just crazy dude I’m going to meet after I’ve had one too many?  I think I may have to google this just in case my kids ask.  The farthest we’ve gotten on any discussion about St. Patrick’s day is when I walked downstairs and said “Happy St. Patty’s Day!”  To which second son, like only second son can say (with a mixture of attitude and disgust), said “What do you mean St. Patty’s Day!  It’s not St. Patty’s Day.  It’s St. Patrick’s Day!”  In fact, no one has asked what we’re celebrating.  Second son just knows it means milkshakes at pre-k today, and first son will be eating shamrock cookies.  Beyond that, who the hell cares?  Do you see what I mean? Happy St. Patrick’s Day, anyway!

St. Patrick’s Day Graphics (This is where I got the first graphic.  Just wanted to give credit, where credit is due!)

One thought on “Happy St. Patty’s Day, I Guess

  1. You wrote down exactly how I felt. Right on about the best time to celebrate was in college. Although preschoolers and elementary kids may disagree after having their St. Patrick’s day parties at school where many cupcakes, munchkins and other junk food were eaten.

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