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Friday, March 26, 2010
Naughty Leprechaun Pranks
Oops! I am a bit late with this post but I just had to share what the naughty leprechaun did at the Eldridge house this year. As you can see from above and below...
...the leprechaun was a bit upset by the trap this year. That is the only thing I can come up with as to why he WROTE on Hot Rod & Lil' Mermaid. Yep, they woke up with green Xs on their face. And Hot Rod had a mad face written on his hand and Lil' mermaid had "hahaha" written across her arm. I almost peed my pants when they rushed out of the bedrooms at 6:00 in the morning and ran to their leprechaun trap. Suddenly I heard a shriek...."aaaahhhhhh you have a green x on your face!" "Ohhhhhh so do you...." "Mamaaaaaaaaa!" Then feet pattering into the bathroom and screams as they discovered the other body graffiti.
They were sure the trap was full proof this year. Hot Rod constructed most of the trap and Lil' Mermaid was responsible for the psychological warfare. Her note on the outside of the trap (in case you can't read it) says: "To Mr. Leprechaun. I hope you like your new home. And I made you some books and magazines. Love,Your friend."
You can see that she went the extra mile and indeed created some miniature magazines and books, a table and chair with shiny stars, all to lure in that dad-burned leprechaun.
I mean, the crafty design was meant to spring shut when the leprechaun went inside. But. You can see he escaped, although barely with the hair on his head.
(Yes, that is leprechaun hair caught in the staples). He must have gotten a bit torqued, because then he sprayed some leprechaun dust around (the sparkles that look similar to corn meal and green cookie sprinkles). Then he knocked over our kitchen chairs and went and peed in our toilets. I did not take evidence photos of the toilets. I know you are thankful of that. But I can attest to the green pee that was in them when we woke up. He must have realized that only the children in the house who can write were the ones trying to trick him...hence his green marker business on the two first graders!
However it appears that even leprechauns can appreciate a good trap when they let that infamous temper of theirs cool down. Because he came back and made rough jelly bean arrows that (after some deep research) we realized, pointed away from the trap towards other directions in the dining room area. The kids did find some gold after all. Although he fooled them yet again because these were gold coins (like Hot Rod is showing up top) made of CHOCOLATE. Do you think the maniacs minded?
And yes, they did insist on going to school with the leprechaun graffiti still on their body parts - "we now have proof to show our teacher that leprechauns are real!" Oh boy.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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