Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our St. Patrick's Day Visitor

I set up the trap after the kids had gone to bed.

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This morning, we found the trap had been sprung. Fortunately for us, the evidence had been left behind; gold nuggets as well as the culprits footprints.

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My 5-yr-old couldn't wait to get dressed so she could check the trap. When we got down the stairs, trepidation started to set in. If there was a leprechaun in there, she didn't want to be the one to deal with it. I assured her the leprechaun had gotten away. My 9-yr-old was his mother's sweet helper and pointed out the footprints led out the door...and then he turned and winked at me. My oldest, in usual fashion, pretended to be the leprechaun he had seen on Destination Truth; the hunched over, growling, mean leprechaun. Thanks, kid! When I tried to get my daughter to sit at the table, she told me she was too scared. Heehee! I love my kids.


4 comments:

Chris H. said...

They were so cute...but not as cute as you were setting it up!

Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh that is so cute! How fun.

...And Faux Pearls said...

I remember doing this as a child! I was in a experimental gifted teaching program at a university as a toddler (sounds kinda creepy, right?) and I remember the teachers/observers doing this for different age groups to gauge their reactions/imagination. Something even weirder? When I was in high school, one of my teachers turned out to have been one of my observers. Ok, enough of my nostalgic rambling. Anyway, I'm glad you did this for your kids, I'm sure the little one loved it. I can't wait till my stepson is old enough to know what a leprechaun is!

Melissa Atkinson said...

That is so fun that you did that!! How did you do the foot prints? Cute really!!