The emails started coming in around 5pm yesterday from my neighborhood listserv, a platform which is usually reserved for complaining about bicycle lanes and selling old dressers.
“Shamrock Scavenger Hunt” was the subject line, and the plea was pretty simple: Let’s have all the neighborhood kids make a shamrock to put in the front door or window of your house tomorrow morning in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then, in the afternoon, families can take a walk around the ’hood and see how many they can spot.
The response was immediate: “I love this plan!” “So cute!” “I live on Caton and East 3rd and have two bored kids who would love to do this!” By morning, over 80 families had signed up to participate, posting their cross-streets to a shared Google doc.
My kids, ages three and five, were decidedly on board.