It’s no secret that life changes drastically when you have kids, but perhaps one of the biggest changes is how you celebrate certain holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day. The following are a few ways in which this day has changed over the years:
Then: Get up early to run a St. Patrick’s themed 5k
Now: Get up early because your kids are totally screwed up from Daylight Savings Time
Then: Deck yourself out in green and shamrocks
Now: Deck your kids out in green and shamrocks and dress yourself in the same yoga pants and top you’ve worn for two days
Then: Look up all the hottest bars that will be serving green beer
Now: Look up St. Patrick’s Day crafts on Pinterest
Then: Drink green beer
Now: Drink homemade shamrock shakes that you make for your kids using spinach, knowing this is likely the only day of the year you can trick them into eating spinach
Now: Leprechaun Hunt
Then: End up at a parade. Have the time of your life
Now: Load the kids in the car and head to the parade. Stress out about parking, freeze your butt off.
Then: Down copious amounts of alcohol with friends and stay out until the wee hours of the morning
Now: Have two glasses of wine and pass out on the couch watching Netflix before 10pm
We hope you have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day! Cheers!