Thursday, March 14, 2013
My son came home from school with an important project: to construct a leprechaun trap.
"How are you going to trap a leprechaun?" I asked.
"You'll see." The boy went to work armed with a shoebox, magic marker, yarn, and sticky tape. About twenty minutes later, he showed up with the creation pictured above. "Do you like my trap?"
I looked at that thing. He had carved out a door and drawn a nice little house - complete with furniture inside. He had also constructed an elaborate string pulley system with the yarn. "How does it work?" I asked.
"The leprechaun is going to see the sign for free gold. (These signs are posted all around the house with arrows leading to the door.) He's going to walk in the open door to get the gold. But I'm going to be behind the house. As soon as he's in, I'm going to pull the yarn, and the door is going to close. Little green man is going to be trapped inside!" Bubba demonstrated. To my surprise, it worked perfectly.
So now we have to wait for a leprechaun to show up. (And of course, what leprechaun can resist free gold?) Hopefully it will be when someone is there to operate the trap. I'll let you know how that goes!