Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shamrock Eggnog

As you can see, Pebbles was quite pumped about yesterday's holiday (even though she apparently thinks it's a Mexican one). She is, after all, probably 1/16 or 1/32 Irish. Well, "Scotch-Irish," as they called it in my dad's family. Others probably called it, "dregs."

Nutmeg, on the other hand, is full-tilt focused on Easter, even if she did wear her shamrock crown all day long. We have invented a new Easter legend here: You put your empty plastic eggs out for the bunny the night before, and she fills them, puts them in your basket, and hides all. This new legend was invented because 1) Nutmeg was just dying to buy some plastic eggs from CVS and start playing with them and 2) Said plastic eggs were free after instant rebate at CVS yesterday and Sunday only, and I didn't get a chance to slip away without her, so I had to buy them in her presence. Viola! New family tradition!

Speaking of Easter baskets and CVS, I overheard this exchange between clerks there yesterday as we bought the eggs:

Clerk 1: Are you making Easter baskets for your kids?
Clerk 2: I don't know how to do that! I'm gonna buy them.

Clerk 1 and I looked at her in amazement as Clerk 1 explained how easy it was to "make" an Easter basket. Actually, her instructions I think involved some kind of plastic around it, which seems to me as unnecessarily complicated. But Clerk 2 apparently had only SEEN commercially prepared Easter baskets, and she believed that you had to make everything stand up so the brand names on the packages showed through the plastic wrap. She didn't know how she could attach everything to the basket like that and make it stand up.


1 comment:

Sara said...

that video of pebbles is too precious!! what a doll.