St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunting
I have always told my kids
lies, imaginative stories about all sorts of things. For instance, I attribute the noise of the icemaker to the monkeys that inhabit our freezer. Ice cream disappears in one night? No problem, blame the monkeys. I give this explanation with such seriousness that even skeptical visiting children tend to believe me. So, it comes as little surprise that my 3 youngest kidlets are convinced we’re visited by leprechauns each St. Patrick’s Day Eve(yes, the eve is a totally legit thing) and I suggested that perhaps a trap was in order.
Building the Trap
After raiding the recycling bin and the craft supplies, construction commenced. I pretty much stayed out of the process, offering various adhesive suggestions here and there. Discarded boxes, popsicle sticks, plastic bottles, and paint led to a good bit of entertainment and a lengthy discussion of what would happen if we actually did catch a leprechaun.
Setting the Trap
At bedtime, the traps were strategically placed throughout the house but, alas, no leprechaun was caught. There was overwhelming evidence something had messed with the traps whilst we were sleeping and boxes of rainbow colored Tic Tacs were discovered, which seemed to appease the disappointment in not catching a leprechaun! There’s always next year!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Does your family do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day? We’d love to know, tell us about it in the comments!