I feel bad. While my kids and I did wear green yesterday, we were so busy that we did not celebrate Saint Patty’s Day the way it should be celebrated!Â Or should I say, they kept reminding me about putting their shoes by the door so they could get their chocolate treats day.Â How do they hear about these things? Is that really a tradition?Â I know about wearing green and wearing a shamrock but green food? I did love seeing the green bagels when I ran to grab us breakfast sandwiches in the morning and my husband did stop at a local bar for corned beef and cabbage, but no parade for us or Irish songs.
Today is a great celebration for us as we celebrate my dad’s 85th birthday! My sister told me yesterday he was to be a Saint Patty’s day baby but my grandmother didn’t seem to mind he came a day late (she was Italian, born in Italy, his dad’s family was from Scotland as was my mother’s father. It was my mother’s side – her mother’s mother that was Irish – are you still following?) I know everyone is a wee bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Â Anyway… my kids get to see grandpa, celebrate with a big turkey pie (more on turkey pie Monday in another blog post) and of course have a nice cake to celebrate!Â Our family tradition we started a few years ago with the sister’s birthdays is we take each other out to lunch and the person’s who’s birthday it is gets to pick the place. Â Last week the four sisters got together to take my dad out for lunch. He loves this tradition! What are you holiday/family traditions?