March 24, 2014

Letters to Leprechauns


St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that everyone celebrates, but few really know why.

I'm one of them.

*clearing throat* Eh hem...

But if there is anyone out there who use to read my blog and for some reason still does, you may recall how last year, we didn't get around to making Leprechaun traps.

So the kids received a nice note from St. Patrick thanking them for "not trying to trap him".

It was one of those rare moments of genius that was forced upon me because my lack of preparation.

Little did I know how that would effect this year's events.


Realizing that I had once again fallen short on my holiday planning, I asked the kids, somewhat hesitantly, if they wanted to make traps this year.

This sparked a deep and heart-felt conversation among them as to whether or not they should try and trap a leprechaun.

In the end, it was decided that would NOT. Rather, they would all... write him notes.

I responded with a relieved, "Well, pish... twist my arm! I mean, if you really insist, I suppose I could work that into my schedule."

I was rewarded for this response with blank stares and eye rolls.

I found some Easter candy someone had given us that had shiny wrappers which the kids taped to the front of their notes.

SAVANNAH:


JOSEPH:


JACOB:

ALAYNA: (I wrote her note as she dictated to me what she wanted to say)


CLAIRA:

Well, obviously no notes from Claira.

She just ate as much candy as she could before she got caught.



And that's when this Leprechaun realized it still had a problem.

No gold coins... no candy... no cereal... not even eggs to turn green.

Blast.


Oh wait!

Perhaps there was still something left of the twelve pounds of chocolate sent to me from my sister?

Just maybe....

SAVED!

Thank you Beka for the M&Ms!


Simple?

True.

But hey, I was running off pure desperation here.




There was even a note!

I ought to get double points for that.


The kids reluctantly and groggly woke the next morning and stumbled into the kitchen. 


The older kids gravitated to the note first, while the younger ones naturally dove into the treats.


Claira didn't want to share.



  Since it was only 7am, I made the kids divvy up the treats and put them into little baggies for later.

Holiday crisis diverted!

Well... mostly.

The boys thought that since the Leprechaun had responded to their first notes, that he would keep writing them!


They're hard to read so interpretations are below the pictures.

JACOB:


Answer to question: Sometimes.
Answer to joke: Are you wearing me.
Love, Jacob.
Double P.S. whats your name
P.S. your the best!

Jacob's jokes NEVER make sense.

So don't worry, I didn't get it either.

JOSEPH:


Dear Leprechaun,
Since I'm not catching you do I get three wishes for free?
Love, Joseph.


Hahaha! Well, I guess it doesn't hurt to ask!

I had the tell the boys that the Leprechauns only come out for one day.

Otherwise I'd be pen paling all of them for the next ten years.

Trust me.

That's not much of an exaggeration.

5 super cool people speak:

Mama Smith said...

What a HOOT! Very CUtE!!!!

Shaylee Ann said...

LOVE the notes, and the M&M idea is brilliant! What an adorable candy scene. :)

Saimi said...

Oh my gosh, your the BEST and the notes, your kids crack me up!!! What a fun idea!!!

Raelyn said...

Serene....
I actually researched leprechauns!! For my March fictional children's story!! I read all about them!! I now find leprechauns to be quite fascinating little fellows!! ;)
Neat!! It is M&M artwork!! To quote Jesse from "Full House". "Loving it. Loving it!"!! ;-D
--Raelyn

balloongal said...

I love how it turned out.
And if it helps, there is a holiday called Leprechaun Day on May 13. Maybe the leprechaun will respond to the notes then.

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