When my daughter Mia was little she went to a Irish Preschool called, Lilliput Learning Academy. She would go in the mornings and I would pick her up later in the afternoon. This particular morning she was eager to leave, saying that her teacher had something exciting to tell them. When I arrived to pick her up she was smiling telling me that her teacher Miss Rosie told them that tomorrow was March 17th a special day and everyone should wear Green. I looked puzzled because my daughter didn’t own anything green – absolutely nothing. I told her that she could wear her pretty blue outfit instead. However, she was insistent about wearing green. I asked her why? She told me that they HAD to wear green, because, “Everybody wears green on, Saints Paget, Saint Pats, Pates Saints . . . on Pat Sajak’s Day!”
So, every year since she was 4-years-old, on March 17th, our family proudly dresses as Vanna White and celebrated, PAT SAJAK’S DAY oh, and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day for those who insist on wearing green.