For years we have been chasing that lucrative pot of gold. Who? My daughter, Allie, and I. For the past several years we have been trying to catch that little green guy and gain access to his gold without chasing to find the end of a rainbow. He trashed our daughter’s bathroom for the last two years. Rainbows and shamrocks on her mirror, green foot-prints on the counter and on the toilet seat. and he somehow turned the toilet water green.
This year Allie decided that we were going to build a Leprechaun trap. Suzanne did some research. We used an oatmeal box, cut a hole in the top, and camouflaged the hole. Then we painted everything green. We built a ladder from popsicle sticks and baited it with green M &Ms.
We even stuffed the bottom of the trap with tissues, so he wouldn’t get hurt if he fell. We set the trap on the bathroom counter.
This morning, the tissue paper was torn and most of the M &M’s were gone. We checked inside the trap and it was empty. This time he left some stuff on the counter.
He also left her a note…
And some gold coins.
Well, it didn’t work out this year, but there is always next time. We are always looking for a bigger and better Leprechaun Trap.
***John E. Stack is the author of Cody’s Almost Trip to the Zoo, Cody and the Great Zoo Adventure, and Olivia’s Sweet Adventure.