Tonight was International Night at school. My daughter identifies with the Irish side of my family .. (My Irish grandmother thinks she is a hoot) My daughter was born near St. Patricks day, so every thing is irish to her. I am not really sure what it was about international night but my daughter talked about it all week. She wanted to wear a “Irish” costume? I don’t have any Irish costumes laying around. I guess I could have give her a shamrock cape? So I dressed her very last minute as a peasant, green tee with a shamrock quick embellishment I found on Pintrest, apron, and a shawl.
It was very reminiscent of when my mother dressed me as a Polish peasant in 1979- were are the same age in the photo.
I am 1/3 Irish, 1/3 German/Scottish, 1/3 Polish but so we are a typical American mutt. As a kid I was always Polish.. no one could every say my name.. it has a “ski” on the end. Every year at the beggining of school tired of people not being able to say it Ry….ski. So I did change my when I got married, and I did not hyphenate (it is 9 letters..way too long to write.) It took my kids till they were 4 before they could say my maiden name. To this day I still identify my inner Pollock.
On St. Patricks day when my son was 2. I told him he was Irish, lets wear Green. He started to cry saying ” I don’t want to be “Irelish” he thought it was like an illiness.. it took him 2 years before he accepted it.
Tonight my daughter told me I was polish and she was Irish.. Love Kid Logic.. She saw the picture
I love my Irish/Polish child- she is still Polish
Did you get dressed up for international night?
Check out my pinterest for great Ideas as we head towards St. Patricks day.