*Update: Comment #7, Molly, was the winner!! This was fun ;) And make sure to come back tomorrow, because I have a fun giveaway to post!*
As if the Easter Bunny, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy aren’t enough, the Leprechaun comes to visit us on St. Patrick’s Day.
It didn’t start out that way. He just started visiting two years ago.
And then he skipped a year.
I’ll explain :)
My parents were visiting two years ago for St. Patrick’s Day. Mom and I thought it would be fun for the leprechaun to come visit.
And it was fun.
He put the ketchup in the shower, and the shampoo in the fridge. (We knew it was him because he left shamrocks behind)
He turned the milk green,
and closed up all the toilet paper rolls with his shamrock stickers.
But the worst thing that the mischievous leprechaun did?
He put tattoos on the kids when they were sleeping!
And not only did he tattoo the kids, he got Grandma and Grandpa, too!
The leprechaun wasn’t all tricks. He left a small bucket of treats, too :)
I can’t tell you how much fun the kids had. They laughed and giggled and raced around the house to see what else the leprechaun might have done.
Some things they found:
-The bags of Cheerios and Life cereal (the ones we let them eat regularly) were switched with the Lucky Charms and Apple Jacks! We let the boys have cereal and the bag they pulled out of the box was the wrong cereal!
-The boy’s pajamas were in their underwear drawer, and their underwear were in the hiding spot under their beds.
-Their toothbrushes were under the candy in the pantry.
-Their toothpaste was in the fridge.
-Their shoes were lined up nice and neat… except they were mismatched.
For every mischievous act, the leprechaun left a sticker to tell the boys it was his fault.
Last year, we were in Hawaii during St. Patrick’s Day. We had no idea that when we got home, one of the first things the boys would do was look around the house to see if the leprechaun stopped by while we were gone.
And for the last year? The leprechaun has received more mentions than the Easter Bunny and Santa combined. So naturally… I have started to plan early this year.
I wish I had thought to grab some extra tattoos when we started, because those “pinch me” ones were priceless! But look what I found last week:
Body stickers (Michael is getting the “Kiss Me” one).
Body stickers (vs. tattoos) mean that you don’t have to sneak into your kid’s room in the middle of the night, get them wet with a washcloth, and try to apply a temporary tattoo to a sleeping child. Score!
To get you in the spirit of acting like a leprechaun, I bought an extra set of body stickers. Leave me a comment telling me what the leprechaun might do in your house this year, and on Monday I’ll pick a winner and send you my extra set (see Christine, one entry giveaway – just for you!).
In the interest of full disclosure, I was compensated for my time by Larry the Leprechaun.
The winner will be chosen by random.org.