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?
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.