Give this girl some craft supplies and she comes up with the the best ideas. (no clue where she gets that from) She learned in preschool that if you catch a leprechaun and stare him straight in the eyes, he HAS to tell you where he’s hidden his pot of gold.
So naturally this led to the building of a leprechaun trap. After I spray painted an oatmeal container and toilet paper rolls, she was in business. Songbird figures that since they like gold and rainbows, this was an appropriate starting point. Then she added various green gems and what-nots, completed with a booby trapped door.
Now it sits on her nightstand, the string just long enough to hold from bed.
This is how I found her at 9pm last night. She sleeps like a rock, so I was able to turn on the light and snap a quick photo.
I know that some parents are against encouraging the belief in holiday fictional characters and I understand many of their reasons why.
Personally, I see no harm in cultivating my kids’ imaginations this way; letting them believe in the impossible. After all, walking on the moon, flying across the ocean, and seeing inside a living human body were at one time considered impossible too. Someday soon she will denounce the idea of leprechauns and the magic of childhood will fade. But my hope is that her creative, dreaming spirit thrives.
And, who knows, maybe she’ll catch one…
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein ―