I’m glad he remembered it was St. Patrick’s Day, because I didn’t. He wanted as many layers of green as possible…and a hat, because hats are worth 10 points apparently. Luckily, green just happens to be a very well represented color in his closet. He’s got three shirts on, plus the fleece tied around his waste, then the hat, and the three pins (hopefully they count for points). I think he’s even got green underwear on, although I hope he doesn’t point that out to his class in pursuit of another point. He was a few minutes late to school because I had to make the pins and finish the hat (which his dad started before work). All of that makes one improvised leprechaun…and one happy boy. And since happy kids make happy mommies, this morning was off to a good start, despite my body’s continuing refusal to adjust last weekend’s “Spring Forward” time change…grrr.
UPDATE: He didn’t win. Some other kid came in with a bunch of “other” stuff, worth 3 points each, including cups and an umbrella. Plus, that kid had green socks and shoes too. But, my boy did come in second place, with 26 points…and he said he got many compliments on his hat and pins. After school he wanted me to help him build a leprechaun trap. Then he and his younger brother got into an argument about how tall leprechauns are and whether or not the trap was big enough to actually fit one.