Anne Helen Petersen writing about the Instagramification (or, more broadly, the public performance) of holidays:

In this way, leprechaun magic becomes the norm for the next generation. And when something becomes a norm, deviating from it — even when it exhausts you, even when you think it’s ridiculous, even when you know it has no bearing on your actual love or care for your child — can feel a lot like being a bad parent.

via A Theory of Sprawling Holidays