Monday, March 11, 2013

Leprechaun Day

The kid (making a card for our friends' new baby): I think I'll put a leprechaun on it.
Me: Uh, okay. What made you decide to put that on it?
Kid: You know, because it's almost Leprechaun day.
Me: You mean St Patrick's Day?
Kid: Who?
Me: St Patrick. That's the day. Not Leprechaun.
Kid: Sure it is.
Me: Do you know who St Patrick was?
Kid: Sure. He was obviously the King of the Leprechauns.
Me: Not exactly...
Kid: Oh, he just is the keeper of the Leprechauns? Like he knows where they're hiding? And where to get all their awesome gold???!!!!!
Me: Not so much. He was a real person a long time ago. The legend is that he expelled all the snakes from Ireland.
Kid: No, that's not it. Snakes are not nearly as cool as Leprechauns. I'm pretty sure it's the Leprechaun thing. They wouldn't make a whole day about some snake thing.
Me: Um. Okay. Ask your teacher.
Kid: No thanks. I don't want her to spoil my vision.
Me: Alrighty then.

Today's Lesson: Leprechauns are more interesting that St Patrick. Or the kid's parents need to do a better job of teaching him history. One of those two.


Liz said...

Kids are so funny! My SiL told a similar story about visiting my nephew's school last week. It does sound more fun when called leprechaun day. said...

Mea has been calling it "Clover Day" for about the last month now.

Em said...

I can't wait to have conversations like this with my daughter some day. What fun!

AS said...

Love it! How insightful of the kid to decide that asking the teacher might "spoil his vision."