St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday to me. I've been thinking for a couple days now about what the monkeys and I would wear that is green. We had playgroup this morning so monkey girl wore a green t-shirt and jeans. I wasn't so sure the shirt was appropriate since it reads, "I'd rather be naked", but Dadda monkey assured me it was fine. Truth be told, that's probably an accurate statement for her these days. Playgroup was uneventful since we were the only ones that showed up at this week's host's home. We do need to find out how to get more people involved, but the neighborhood doesn't have a community message board yet. Anyways, her son and monkey girl are close in age and both of them need work in the learning to share department, but bubbles seemed to be the one thing they could both agreeably partake in together.
To continue our St. Patty's Day festivities (which were decidedly low key this year) we had cabbage rolls for dinner. Dadda monkey woke up in time to help me make them and we usually do have fun cooking together. At one point, the recipe called for mixing the ground beef, rice, and some other ingredients together in a bowl. Dadda monkey asked me if he should do it by hand and I told him yes. Seconds later, I turn around to find him fist deep in ground beef mixture massaging the ingredients together. I couldn't help but laugh. I told him I thought he was trying to find an excuse to use an electric mixer and that 'by hand' to me meant with a spoon or similar instrument, not literally with his hands.
We all enjoyed dinner, but monkey girl wanted her leftover fettucine later in the night. I contemplated mixing green baby food into Bro Bro monkey's rice cereal, but figured he needed to stick to unflavored food for now so he missed out on the celebration today, but there's always next year. Speaking of which, next year I'll be better prepared and make my delicious brown bread, prepare some green cupcakes and/or cookies, and make everyone watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People (can't believe I missed that this year)! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!