“If you're frightened of leprechauns, the best thing to do is to get yourself a little leprechaun outfit and see how big they are. And then you'll go, 'Well I see. That's like bein' frightened of a hamster.'”
Craig Ferguson (Scottish-born, naturalized American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, and producer, b1962)
TIME: 7:04 AM
SUBJECT: School project
StellaDella brought home a school assignment on Friday to make a trap to catch Libby the Leprechaun who has been playing sneaky tricks in the 1st grade classroom. SD told me that leprechauns like things that are shiny and are tricky and often disobey. For example, did you know that a curious leprechaun cannot resist climbing a ladder that expressly states “DO NOT CLIMB LADDER!”? I didn’t…I’m learning something new all the time. Thus we spent part of the day on Sunday, painting a shoebox green and assembling the trap. We have the aforementioned ladder with sign and a treasure box overflowing with shiny “free gold” (beads and coins from Saturday’s parade and some gold buttons from the craft stash) to lure the little sprite in its doom. If it works, we get three wishes in exchange for its release. Fingers crossed!