Little naughty Leprechans visit us the night before St. Patrick’s day and wreak havoc on our house. One year, it’s was a playroom carpeted with balloons and other nonsense. One of my favorites involved large quantities of green play dough drying all over the house. This year, it was no different.

My St. Patrick’s Day is always spent cleaning up after those naughty little buggers. I’m always tired and groggy getting up with the children excited to see the mess. Pictures aren’t great. Here are a few of the many things that happened…

 Curling ribbon was everywhere, even in the shape of a heart over the big picture.

 For some reason, messing up my African art is very popular. Last year, green mardi gras beads were the decoration.

 Oh the bathroom… green floss things lined up everywhere… gel clings on the mirror. I can’t believe I missed a picture of the toilet. There was green pee left in it. Gross leprechauns don’t even flush!

 This is Tucker’s favorite time of year. He is almost always left with a green toy to rip up. This one was on Bria’s door. Wonder what they were saying?

 Little green paratroopers were everywhere. There was clearly an attack being planned at some point.

 Anything that’s green in our house is taken and put somewhere else…even the Sun Drop!

 My green wrapping paper was chopped in pieces everywhere.

 The ovens were tied shut. So much for breakfast…

 Windmills blocked cabinets too.

 A tower of green apple juice appeared in the fridge. The milk was also turned a lovely shade of green as it is every year.

 Random table cloths hid book cases.

All this in addition to overturned furniture, upside down bowls, all that fun stuff. I’m still cleaning up curling ribbon from the tops of the ceiling fans. How do those little guys do it?

Hope you St. Patty’s day was as wonderful as hours. Plenty of green food, plenty of family, and now plenty of clean up time too.