When I was a kid, the only thing we did to "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day was wear green to school so we wouldn't get pinched. But now, it's all about the Leprechaun trap. If you have read this blog for long, you may remember my first introduction to this tradition. What an awkward scene, and a moment of Mommy Failure. Last year, we were prepared.
But this year, things have gotten a little out of hand. Not only will we be making a HOME trap, but Daphne also made a trap for SCHOOL. It was an optional assignment, but how could she pass up the chance to tape things to other things? She proudly took it on the bus this morning in a brown paper bag, clutching it tightly to keep it from blowing away in the crazy wind. The teacher will be leaving traps all around the classroom over the weekend. Monday is sure to be an entertaining day at school.
Daphne and I worked on the "crafty" part of the trap after school...all the decorating and stuff. Then, Kev helped with the engineering last night. I have to say that Daphne is a pretty clever little inventor, and it's fun to see her get all caught up in these projects. We had to talk her down from some pretty lofty ideas, but everyone was happy with the final result.
I don't know if I have it in me to execute another trap for home. I think I am going to suggest some double stick tape to use like fly paper, and a beer for the bait. Nice and simple.
PS. Last year, the leprechaun turned over a couple of chairs and threw around some stuffed animals. Last night, Kev actually suggested that THIS year's leprechaun might sprinkle glitter all around. It is clearly the fever talking. If this leprechaun knows what's good for him, there will be NO glitter sprinkled in my house.