celebrated St. Patrick's Day every year. His mum
took him to the St. Patrick's Day parade and he'd
watch the bagpipers and the Irish dancers. After the
parade, he and his mum went to lunch at The Blarney
Stone Restaurant and have corned beef and cabbage
and Irish soda bread.
Clancy was even more excited than usual. This year
his mum was buying him a new St. Patrick's Day
outfit to wear to the parade and to lunch. "Come on,
Clancy. It's time to go shopping," his mum said.
"Yes, Mum, I'm
coming." Clancy closed the door behind him and took
his mum's hand.
into town and went into a clothing shop. His mum
picked out something for him. "Mum, I don't like
that. I don't want to wear that outfit to the parade
and to lunch." Clancy scrunched up his face.
you'll look so dashing in it. This is St. Patrick's
Day outfit if I've ever seen one."
"No, Mum. I
won't wear it."
Clancy to another shop. She looked at all the
clothes and picked out something for her son. "How
about this, Clancy. This is very nice and you'll
look smart in it."
at the clothes. "No, Mum. I don't like that either.
I won't wear it to the parade and I won't wear it to
lunch." He turned his head and looked the other way.
Clancy to yet another shop. "All right, Clancy, this
is the last shop. You've got to find something here
or else no new outfit." She went from one row of
clothes to another. Everything she showed Clancy he
off by himself. He started going through the
clothes. "Mum! Mum! This is what I want to wear for
St. Patrick's Day." In his hands he held a black hat
with a green clover and gold buckle, a black jacket
with gold buttons and a green shirt and pants. The
shoes were black with gold buckles.
is what you want to wear?" Mum shook her head.
"Yes, Mum. I
want to wear this."
Mum bought it
for him and they went home. On St. Patrick's Day he
got up and took a bath and then dressed himself in
his new clothes. "I'm ready to go to the parade,
hand in hand and found a place to watch the
bagpipers. Clancy felt so happy in his new clothes.
When they went to lunch he ate all his food and his
mum even bought him a bowl of green ice cream.
Clancy looked forward to the following year and the
outfit he'd get then.