Before I even realize I am awake, I hear "crap," pause "crap," and another pause, "Crap."
I quickly respond with "what's wrong?" Lucas says “I forgot what today is!"
Well for those of you who don't know me, I am Irish, like last name O'Leary kind of Irish. So in our house today is a special day. It is Saint Patrick's Day. This means that Shamus (yes, I know it is spelled wrong) stops by our house to reek some havoc in our house.
This naughty leprechaun started coming to our house years ago. The kids wrote him a note when they were little, which is why his named is spelled the way it is. We wake up with excitement every year to see what mischief he has caused.
We try to leave him a snack as a piece offering to keep his shenanigans to a minimum. However, he always turns some of them green. He tends to pee green in each of our toilets. He also turned the milk green which wasn't the best idea, since the boys thought he peed in it! HA!
He throws shamrock and leprechaun cutouts around the house to lead the boys to his tricks. There are gold coins thrown around too, occasionally there maybe golden dollars mixed in too! And then there is the dog, she is shamelessly dyed green. Sometimes it is in stripes or polka dots, secretly I think she loves it.
The boys took the streamers off that wrapped around the TVs where they play games. They asked to play video games. Lucas is upstairs and Ryan is on the main floor of the house they both turn on their game systems. Ryan is not touching the remote, yet his TV is turning on and logging into a game. We both look at each other with wide eyes as if we both were saying "what the heck." Lucas yells down "my remote isn't working." Ryan starts cracking up and says "He switched the remotes! You started my game from upstairs!!" Lucas runs downstairs in disbelief and laughter fills the house.
We will continue looking forward to this day every year to see what new shenanigans Shamus plans for us!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE!