Sunday, July 25, 2010


Ok, February's formatting got a little funky on me, but I think you can still follow my stories!! On to March and this one is a keeper. Normally, I love the fun projects Raquel does at school and I like helping her if she needs to get one done. Well, not this time!! It was the day before St. Patrick's Day and she came home from school and was freaking out that she needed to make a "Leprachaun Trap". Aahh, what?! I asked her if it was for school and she said no, but that all her friends were making one and she just HAD to!! And she needed a shoebox and chocolate and money and all other things that would indeed catch her a leprachaun!! Well, I didn't have the needed supplies nor was I going to run out and buy them for something that wasn't even an assignment!! Well, needless to say - I ruined her life!! How could I NOT help her build a trap!! What kind of a mother was I?! So, in not one of my better mother moments I simply informed her that there were no such things as leprachauns, it was all made up, and therefore why, oh why, would we need to build a trap!!

I know, I know. I know what you're all thinking - I might as well just have let the cat out of the bag about the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy too, right?! I said it wasn't one of my better moments. And to make it worse, my sweet girl's eyes filled up with tears and she ran to her room and slammed the door. Just lovely. Never fear though, all wonderful Grandma was here to save the day!! My mom swooped in and not only helped her build a trap, but the next day on St. Patrick's Day she hid stuff all over the house for the kids and said it was from the leprachauns. Thanks Mom!! So before I went to bed that night Raquel and Grandma had put her trap out on the table and this note was attached to it. I already said she's a bit dramatic, right?

It reads - "If you are real like my friends say please will you give me a dollar or two or at least something. My mom says you are not true but if you are please it would mean so much to me. If you did I won't catch you. I am too sad to do that. P.S. I believe in you no matter what anyone says."

So, I caved after reading that and Todd and I staged a trapping of the leprachaun which involved leaving money for her from the leprachaun. Whatever. I'd like to meet the teacher who came up with the idea of a leprachaun trap, cuz I am sure it came from a teacher's wicked, wicked mind - and I'd like to punch them in the face. Yup, in the face!! I mean, don't we have enough fake people we have to be throughout the year?! Now, apparently we need to add leprachaun to the list!!


Annie Get Your Camera said...

Ha ha! Oh that's awesome! I love that Raquel was so firm in her belief of the Leprachauns that she totally sold you out! Ha ha! So funny!

Brook said...

Dearest Raquel. You are a girl after my own heart. Holidays matter how little or small they are :-) Love Brook.

Amy Jarman said...

So I have had fellow co-workers who have had their students make traps for the leprachauns. It's a big to do. Plus some teachers even mess up their classroom and say that the leprachaun must have done it. I am not into it,but whatever.