2.21.2010

Invasion!

 Last year. Oh last year we had a bit of trouble with a Leprechaun, look at this unhappy boy:


someone dyed turned our milk green, a carafe of water was green and they kicked green sprinkles all over the kitchen. 

Must have been the same leprechaun that used to hang around when Hero was little, he played the same tricks back then. Except back then no one burst in to tears when the milk was green. Kids are so different. This boy burst in to tears and became enraged.

And then determined to catch the leprechaun. A trap was built, baited and left. Our little friend simply kicked our bait around and left a chocolate coin in a gold wrapper. 

This year little boys are more determined than ever to catch the mini trouble maker. A trap was built over a month ago. Elaborate schemes have been planned. I told the story of The Elves and The Shoemaker to spark their imagination. That worked and we diligently spent hours making shoes for the elves just in case they need them.

And last night somehow this little guy showed up on our nature table:


here he is hanging from our candle dripping rack


and oh what a trouble maker he is! They set a trap to lure him to the basement. He ran away with the bait and was found hanging on the stick we put up to hang our candles on, with the bait lashed to his back.

Where will he be next? He may still be resting on the nature table or he may be out causing trouble, you never know. One thing I do know though, these boys have amazing imaginations and the leprechaun best watch out!

How about you? Any big plans to catch a leprechaun this year?  I'd love to see your traps.

Peace and Love,





 
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6 comments:

  1. How cute is this! We mainly just wore green and did crafts that day related to the holiday. Oh and we'd bake a cake and decorate it holiday-themed for special dessert after dinner. Nothing this elaborate!

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  2. I love everything about this post ... can I come live with you guys? You have such fun! :)

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  3. oh that is so cool! We're Irish and yet ummmm, I don't think I've celebrated St Patrick's Day properly in 10 years. Oops.

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  4. that is just too funny.. I do not have any plans yet..

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  5. That is too cute... I've never thought to have a leprechaun play tricks on The Kid. I think we may have one cause some trouble in our house this year, though. She's 12... She may be too old, but I'm not! :)

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