Today at the library where I work, a patron read my name tag and then asked if I’d been brought in for St. Patrick’s day.
All Coleens must pass a rigorous mascot training. It’s not enough to have the Gaelic name or the Irish heritage.
There’s tons of other factors. Other (mostly) Irish things about me that are maybe not so obvious.
I eat St. Patty’s Day themed treats.
(Although, I also do the same for most other holidays.)
I doodle Shamrocks.
I make friends with mules.
Now, I don’t think Hamilton (of Meadow Farm) is actually Irish, but he’s silly and stubborn. And silly and stubborn are traits that are very dominant in my Irish family.
So… let’s call Hamilton mostly Irish.
I married this guy. He’s not Irish either, but we met on St. Patrick’s day 25 years ago.
So again, mostly Irish (especially when you factor in that he’s also stubborn and silly).
So many factors. It’s not easy being green.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What is Irish (or mostly Irish) in your life?
Wishing you miles of smiles!