Slice of Life Day 17
My son has had a countdown taped to the wall in the kitchen for days counting down to St. Patrick’s Day! Each day crossing off another day and happily doing a little jig with how many days remain. Growing up the leprechaun played tricks at school, flipped over desks, made a mess, green glitter, and gold coins abound. But, now… the leprechaun has to come to the house! The leprechaun comes at night knocking over chairs and tossing pillows… very mischevious! He leaves behind a magic trail of green glitter with plastic gold coins and chocolate coins! He also leaves behind a St. Patrick Day token as to say, “Better luck next year!”
Tonight on the ride home my daughter told me that leprechauns are nice and they don’t play tricks on people. I can only imagine the conversations that were had in daycare today thinking a small unknown person like being will sneak into your house and cause mischief! I reassured her all will be fine, but she went to bed saying “I don’t want the leprechaun to come.” No worries, all will be forgotten tomorrow when chocolate and a St. Patrick’s Day unicorn and rainbow headband are found in the kitchen!
Before my son went to bed he wrote a letter to the leprechaun thanking him for the gold, that he hasn’t even found yet, and asking him to write him a letter back! He even left him paper and a pencil! I am glad that my kids believe in the magic and get excited! I can’t wait to see their excitement tomorrow! This leprechaun has a job to do!