It’s the day for the “wearing of the green.” When we were in school, we made sure to wear something green on St Patrick’s Day so the other kids wouldn’t pinch us. I told my Toni doll about that and she said she wasn’t worried about being pinched. That’s one of the advantages of being a hard-plastic doll. Just the same, she wanted a special outfit for the day.
I had some ribbons with Irish designs and slogans that were leftover from a party a few years ago. We did a photo shoot with a garden banner I had.
I’d concocted a skirt from a multi-colored green scarf that I had. The ribbons turned into a wide sash like beauty queens wear. For the bodice of her outfit, I liked the plain white top trimmed in lace (actually it is a slip that she received for Christmas). Lace is very Irish, though I’m sure this lace wasn’t handmade in the Emerald Isle.
“Would you like to meet a leprechaun?” I asked her. She wasn’t sure what that might be, so I explained that they were creatures like the Christmas gnome that she met. That sounded agreeable to her but it surprised her that the leprechaun was as tall as she was. Most of that was just hat though.
She said that she was glad that he didn’t try to kiss her. I guess she was worried by the “kiss me, I’m Irish” slogan on her ribbons.
Happy St Patrick’s Day, everyone!