International Night Word Wednesday

by superexhausted on February 27, 2013

girl dressed as a peasant 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

irish girl

Did you get dressed up for international night?

Check out my pinterest for great Ideas as we head towards St. Patricks day.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

orangeheromama February 27, 2013 at 8:48 am

She looks fantastic!!

My daughter did the same type ‘project’ last year..she dressed for Scotland. What a great time! :)


Heather February 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

Love the comparison of your photo to hers…so cute!


Lisa February 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm

How cute, love that picture of her!


Jessica @FoundtheMarbles February 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

So cute. Love kid logic.


Lainie February 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I had forgotten. You really looked good and so does my granddaughter. Very cute.


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