It started earlier this week with a small, pointy white rock Carter found on the playground at his school. He insisted it was a Leprechauns tooth.
Then it was a heart shaped sticker, its shine and sparkle marred by neglect and exposure to the Pacific Northwest weather. Somehow the sticker was related to Leprechauns too.
Today I came home from school to find some bits of mismatched yarn balled up and sitting right in the center of Carter’s placemat. Little grains of dirt had shaken loose from it and seemed to drift over the table top like the dust cloud Schulz’s character Pig-Pen was forever living in. So proud of himself, Carter explained that he found it on the playground at school. It was part of a Leprechauns sweater. Along with the sweater remains lay an unidentifiable, jagged piece of white plastic which, evidently, is a Leprechauns comb. They need to brush their hair somehow too, I guess. And really, who am I to say otherwise?
I washed out a yogurt container and offered it up to Carter to store his Leprechaun items in. He went off happily down the hall with his mismatched collection while I quietly and quickly sanitized the table and laid out new placemats. Dirt is one thing, but tattered remnants of Leprechaun sweater on my table, well that is another thing altogether. Who knows the hygiene practices of the Leprechaun that wore that multicolored grubby garment?
Those of you that were around last year may remember The Leprechaun Trap of 2013 that Cody and Carter made which almost caught them a crafty, green loving fellow.
This year is the year. The boys have been plotting traps for some time now and they have a new strategy, a new design. One that involves lots of tape. I will say no more but will instead wait and share with you the finished product.