How to get your child to hate St. Patrick’s Day

And maybe vegetables.

Mommyo: “It’s St. Patrick’s Day, The Five-Year-Old, do you know what that means?”

The Five-Year-Old, excitedly: “The leprechauns filled my pot with leprechaun money?”

Mommyo: “No.”

The Five-Year-Old, persistently: “You filled my pot with leprechaun money?”

Mommyo: “No. It means everything we eat today has to be green. We’re eating nothing but boiled spinach, baby.”

The Five-Year-Old, slightly panicked: “Mommyo, you could buy a green dough for waffles. My preschool did it, and it was really nutritious.”

No spinach was harmed in the making of this waffle.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write and research than the current one), my writerly self can be found sifting through the stacks in my church’s archives looking for a few good stories to tell, blogging about life with a very curious Six-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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One Response to How to get your child to hate St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Pingback: How to make your own leprechaun money | CATERPICKLES

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