Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Leprechauns? Seriously???

This is Mia, wishing you all a Happy St. Patty's!
I did her hair today! We had green french toast to celebrate the holiday.This is one of Ella's favorite breakfasts!
Lovely green finger.
Ella's hair masterpiece for the day!

Okay, so Ella came home yesterday all stoked about the Leprechauns that the Kindergarten class set traps for. I’m not impressed. I told her “Ella, there’s no such thing as Leprechauns.” To which she replied “Teacher says they’re real… They’re not real? We can’t catch them? They don’t bring you chocolate?” ARE YOU KIDDING MEEEE???

SO! I told her I’d need to ask Daddy “Because Daddy knows everything, huh, Mommy?”. “Yes, Ella, most things.” ---I didn’t wanna give him everything.

Lance made a quickie run to Lee’s and got a little bag o’ chocolate coins. She’d made a “trap” with her little friend Preston earlier in the day, so I found some green decorating sugar that I sprinkled on her trap (outside the front door). This way she’d know he’d been there, but escaped.

Freakin’ Leprechauns. Where does the lying to kids stop??? I’m no innocent when it comes to telling a minor whopper here or there to keep peace (or keep my chocolate to myself), but seriously!

My Mom was very adamant that we were to never believe in Santa Claus. She didn’t want us questioning whether she’d been lying about God too -plus she was pretty keen on getting the Christmas credit herself (don’t blame her - you wanna coordinate Christmas for 6 kids from Panguitch, Utah and give someone else a pat on the back???)! Lance’s family does the whole Santa bit. I’m okay with it, because I’m not passionate about not having Santa, so that’s what we do. …The Easter Bunny has found his way in, and now we have another totally mythical creature infiltrating our lives where we perpetuate a lie and create some “magic” for a very innocent child. Does this hurt them?

I don’t know, because I wasn’t ever lied to like this. I feel ambushed by the school and am not so happy about that one… I wish I were a whole lot easier-going about these things… That I were that mom who created “fairy tea parties” for her little ladies, and encouraged wishes and princess dreams; I’m not. I’m no where near her, and to fake being her for these little things feels foreign to me. I believe in hard work, in making your own dreams come true, and more importantly, in GOD: which to me, is NOT a lie.

Lots of analysis. Too much for a Tuesday night. Happy St. Patty’s, my friends.