I completely forgot that it was Saint Patrick's Day today and did not wear any green. Other people, mainly students, pointed out this fact. This went on all morning as I traveled to different schools and visited different classrooms. Everywhere I went, I was constantly reminded that I was not wearing green. One of my students attempted to pinch me! I felt as if I was being harassed all morning.
So, I went out and bought some small Saint Patrick's Day related stickers and put them on my hearing aid and my teacher's badge.
Later on in the day, when others start to scold me for forgetting to wear green, I showed them my hearing aid so they can leave me alone.
Don't get me wrong, I love Saint Patrick's Day. If I were in NYC, I would be watching the parade. Instead, since I am nowhere near NYC, I will celebrate in my own way drinking green soda while watching the silly Leprechaun horror movies I love so much. They crack me up.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
*Stickers from Hallmark, 'The Simpsons'