The traps were built and placed bedside with care in hopes that a wee leprechaun would show himself there. But instead, we all three awoke with a fright to see just what mischief had happened last night.
When Songbird came into my room pre-dawn, excited to tell me what had happened to her leprechaun trap, she got no further than a couple sentences before she started laughing.
“You have a green mustache Mom!”
Well, you can only imagine the belly laughter that ensued once everyone discovered that leprechaun Larry McMustache had given us all festive tattoos.
Despite her carefully executed design, Songbird’s trap was foiled by a little leprechaun ingenuity. Who knew they carried grappling hooks?! I suppose after hundreds of years of people attempting to catch them, those lil’ guys come prepared for anything.
He did, however, leave her a nice note. “Thanks for the slide! Me friends and I loved it. But ye still can’t have me gold.” Alongside he placed a lucky penny. Know what makes it lucky? Because it was minted the year she was born!
In Bug’s room, the leprechaun must have been digging through our lego bins to assemble these rainbow friends.
His trap was also covered in green glitter, proving the wee lad had been there. However, this time he cut himself a little door to get out and also left Batman to guard Bug’s lucky penny.
Everyone decided to wear their mustaches to school/activities for the day. Songbird even wore the 4-leaf clover necklace her Daddy brought back from Ireland a few years ago. Doesn’t get any more legit than that!
Heading down for breakfast we learned the leprechauns had tried to trap us! Good thing it was only streamers.
Even though we didn’t score any real gold, the leprechauns did built us our very own rainbow complete with a pot o’ gold chocolate beneath.
The kids are already planning “solid steel traps as tall as the ceiling” for next year. Yikes. Let’s hope our leprechauns don’t carry dynamite!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
Grown-up eyes ONLY: (Mustache tattoos found at Walmart, grappling hook made from a paperclip, Lucky Penny printable courtesy of Pumpkin Petunia, all legos are hand-me-downs from my cousin, and green tempura paint easily washes off the door – even after it’s dry)