Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t know what this holiday means to you, but to our family it has nothing to do with wearing green, pinching those who are not wearing green, drinking green beer, Saints, cooking traditional Irish dishes, or really anything Irish…it has EVERYTHING to do with ‘Lucky’.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Lucky the Leprechaun. Here’s a picture of my Lil’ Sissy and the ‘Lucky the Leprechaun’ cardboard cutout game I made for The Social Guy’s pre-school holiday party (a long, long time ago):
Before we go much farther, I have to admit that the tale of Lucky the Leprechaun is a little hazy. This could be because of at least two of the following reasons:
A. I drink too much green beer on St. Patrick’s Day
B. I’m not good at making up tales
C. I suffer from PTSD
The tale of Lucky goes something like this:
Each St. Patrick’s Day Lucky the Leprechaun searches people’s houses for treasure. You see, leprechauns are greedy little bastards and they’re known to take jewelry, china, silver, money, and anything else they deem valuable on the night of St. Patrick’s Day. BUT…if you are clever enough to trap Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day, he *has* to take you to his treasure and you get to KEEP IT ALL! So each year my kids set up a trap to catch Lucky.
Here’s a picture of this year’s trap (made by The Brainiac):
The fake gold coins are to lure Lucky to the trap. Then as Lucky climbs up to the top of the trap the Clone Troopers with scare the crap out of him and he will drop all his riches OR Lucky will get caught under one of the plastic cups and will have to give us ALL his treasure.
Either way we win.