St. Paddy's Day:
kid came in today wearing a fucking black top hat and had a black plastic
cauldron full of gold foiled chocolate coins. The cauldron hung from the front
of his walker. He actually came to school as a leprechaun, although he never
could verbalize that. He would just respond "yes" when asked by others if he
was, indeed, a leprechaun. He gave goofy smiles, and kids would take a shitload
of chocolate coins out of his bucket. They abused the "take one" privilege until
the coins were all gone, at about 9:45 a.m.
We had a small St. Patrick's Day party in the
afternoon. The new kids mother made each kid a shamrock cookie with green
frosting. She also made green kool-aid, but it was pretty nasty. I think it
might have been sugar-free or something.
The whole gesture was very nice of her. At the
end of the party, when I probed the kids to thank her, amongst many "Thank
You's," I hear Augusta mutter, "Thanks for the Green Water."
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