Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Luck O' the Irish

I realize St. Patrick's day was nearly a week ago and you've long since forgotten it. But no holiday goes un-celebrated around here and I thought I'd share a little.

Parker built a leprechaun trap. No luck catching any. Those mischievous little leprechauns were all over the trap...even danced a jig on it...and left the footprints behind to prove it. (Footprints AND gold wrapped candy.)

On St. Patrick's Day eve, I went to make leprechaun footprints and realized all my craft supplies were in Grays room and he was asleep (just one of the perils of having a small house). So I printed off tons of footprints from a computer image. The whole time thinking Parker will never buy this.

He woke up pretty excited about his night time visitors, but by breakfast started in on his own investigation. On his own, he Google searched "leprechaun footprints." (Remember, he's only 5.) He found the exact same footprints I used. He printed them out and compared shape, size and the fading of the printer ink.

Parker concluded that the footprints did in fact come from our printer, but never once questioned their origins. Those tricky little leprechauns must have snuck onto our computer the night before and printed them off themselves.

Kids are such a riot. I'm glad he has some of his dad in him. I am way too logical, but Spencer is all about the magic. I think Parker is a pretty happy medium.

11 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

Are you serious? that is Awesome! I can't believe he googled that...I think Parker would give me a run for my money any day!

Melissa + Brett said...

Love how you celebrate every single holiday. I totally need to be better at that. Parker is a little smartie! I love it!

Cynthia said...

Can I borrow him for a couple of weeks? I need some computer programming done.
You guys are great!

Brooke said...

Wow. That is so much fun. I don't always remember birthdays let alone St. Patrick's.

jeanine said...

That is hilarious! I can't believe he googled it and still believed they were from leprechauns!

Jen said...

That's really cute. My Aunt goes all out with the leprechauns and candy and dying food green all day. It's great. I love how holidays bring so much magic to our everyday lives.

Genn said...

I am just now getting the hang of googling things. That is hilarious. We didn't do any sort of St. Patrick's celebration around here. Your house sounds like a lot of fun.

Autumn said...

I LOVE it! ACtually I kept wondering if/when you'd make a post about St Patty's, I thought of your choc chip muffins not once, twice or three times, but more like 6. I LOVE it that he set a trap. That is SO awesome. I absolutely love it. And so fun that you did the footprints, and that he googled it. What a terrific story.

The drama known as Greens.... said...

Kiddos make it so fun! I forgot it was St Patrick's day, didn't even wear green...boring! Thanks for the laugh... :)

jeanine said...

oh... and we totally made your pistachio cupcakes. Yum.

Kris said...

Gotta love that!! How you holding up Katie. Resuming with sort of normalcy helps to keep the pace. Thinking of all of you.