I really love any holiday. I don’t get into them as much as I would like to. I have dreams in the back of my mind as to how I want to celebrate each holiday. You know…the different traditions that I want to start with my family, various crafts that I want to try out, and all sorts of holiday-specific foods (especially desserts) that I want to experiment with. Somehow, however, most of my ideas rarely come to fruition.
Why? I start to rationalize my dreams away. I think to myself that it’s just too expensive to buy the supplies to make a craft that will just sit on the shelf for the duration of one holiday and then go back into storage and collect dust. Or, I think to myself that my husband doesn’t really care if I do anything special for holidays so I should simply not bother. As far as dessert is concerned, it’s a known fact that I would end up eating the majority of it and I just don’t need all of that sugar! It’s funny, really. I can make a dessert and I have an incredibly easy time telling my kids that they can only have a little bit of it each day. But when it comes to myself, I have absolutely no self-control! So it’s simply best to not make anything at all. Or so I try to convince myself…although I’m not that convincing at times. Most of the time, actually. In fact, I made something today even though I commanded myself not to! Baking is the bane of my existence.
Anyway, St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday. I have never done anything to celebrate the holiday before. I mean, really, there’s not much to celebrate anyway! But I made a little goal with myself to at least try to make each holiday special, for the sake of the kids. I looked on line and found a million cute ideas (fancy-shmancy green desserts and a bunch of adorable clover crafts). However, I ended up rationalizing most of those ideas away.
I decided to keep it cheap and simple. I only used the food and supplies that we already had in our house. The result? A few funny-looking crafts and some strange combination of green colored food. But hey, my kids enjoyed it!
What do you all do to “celebrate” St. Patrick’s Day?