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

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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