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Learning to Think Ahead
Last year I drove all over Rochester ON St. Patrick's Day to look for gold coins because my son came home from preschool the day before shouting "Leprechauns left us gold at preschool and I think they are coming to our house." Uh--what??? I'm all for fun and games, but preschool just upped the ante without any prior notice. So, after a long hunt around town for coins I finally found foil wrapped Easter egg chocolates from a specialty chocolate shop. I way overpaid and I had to sift through the bag carefully choosing only the golden eggs.
This year? Well, let's just say I'm prepared. I found golden wrapped chocolate coins in December and didn't even think twice about stocking up for the St. Patrick's Day holiday. At school kids are already talking about the excitement that ensues after leprechauns have been around messing up their house or rooms or even dying the toilet water green. That is a bit high maintenance for me.
Now, I must admit, even with my Irish heritage, I didn't grow up with these traditions and I am not sure what to think about these leprechauns leaving gold coins around. But, hey, a little extra chocolate never hurts :) And...it is much more relaxing and fun this year now that I've learned to think ahead.