In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're all sportin' our green. Although, it was work to convince Addie to wear green today. She wanted to get pinched. Of course she did.
Before Emma left for school, she was all abuzz about friends in class who are just a "little bit" Irish, so "today is really exciting for them, Mama!"
Imagine her delight when I informed her that she, too, is a little bit Irish. Her eyes widened and she gasped as she clenched her hands together. So I called my dad to see if he knew just how Irish I am, and together we figured out that Emma is 1/4 Irish. And that's without adding in Gary's side, so who knows, maybe it's more. And the truth is, I have no idea how all that ancestry stuff works, but our answer was good enough for Emma.
She squealed and jumped up and down when I told her.
But, the news got even better when I told her that my great grandma Mary (McGuire) Stone had a big book of genealogy. It showed that way, way back in our Irish lineage, WAY BACK, is the King of Ireland.
Or at least, a man who claimed to be the King of Ireland... along with a whole lot of other guys who claimed to be the King of Ireland. But again, it was good enough for Emma! She was beyond excited when she heard this news.
And so just for today, she is going by the name Emma McGuire.
Nope, scratch that. Princess Emma McGuire.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!