St. Patrick’s Day: Before Kids Vs. After

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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

 

baby-845602__340Then: 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

 

thThen: Bar Crawl

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!

 

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