We had some fun this year for St. Patrick's Day. I found it strange, because we are not a family that does Santa, we don't leave teeth for the tooth fairy, and no Easter bunny. But, this year, we did lephrechauns. The school makes a big deal about them, and that spilled over to home. The kids are very aware that they are not real. But they had so much fun making traps to try & catch one. It was a lot of in their rooms with the door shut, and then they would run out, grab stuff, hiding it behind their backs & running back into the bedroom. I just let them have some fun. Above is Hannah's trap. Below is Chloe's trap. They used potatoes as "bait" because they are Irish...which mean potatoes. There is logic to the madness!
When it came time for bed, Chloe was actually too scared because she was afraid of one being in their room. She also thinks her bed is always crawling with spiders, so I think we have issues beyond lephrechauns. When they woke up in the morning, the traps had gone down & most of the potatoes were gone! The ones that were left had these weird holes in them (I must say they looked an awful lot like a wine bottle cork screw hole). And a note that said "Hehehe, you didn't catch me!" Those girls went crazy! They even took the potatoes to school to show their teachers. What's life if you can't have a little fun fooling your kids right!? But I think they are fooled. They know daddy always eats "Santa's cookies" and mom always just gives them a a half-dollar coin for teeth, but who could have put holes in those potatoes - and where did the missing ones go? Little do they know - they ate the evidence for supper. :)
Well, until they read this blog post that is.