We made a leprechaun trap to leave out for our Irish sprites last night. You know…we have all sorts of gold laying around here and Abigail was concerned that our loot might get ransacked if we don’t protect it! It was either the gold or else the fact that the best bait for a leprechaun is shamrock sugar cookies with extra green icing.
Abigail knows that leprechauns are quick and smart and tiny. They also like shiny stuff and are pretty wary of people. Apparently they are often full of whiskey too (I might have added that part…sorry to my Irish friends). We worked hard to keep our construction secret and whispered our plans, and I finished off all of the Irish whiskey we had laying around as we made her trap.
So, we baked around 25 dozen of the leprechaun bait cookies and set our trap. I might have eaten a few of the cookies but there were at least 3 cookies left for inside the trap. We placed it carefully in her room hoping to nab one of the leprechauns. We know they live around here as they seem to steal socks and Emily’s car keys on a fairly regular basis. They also nab her sanity now and then too…but that’s another story.
Anyhow, I’ll be darned if that little rascal didn’t take a bite from one of the cookies as if to snub his nose at us. He made a real mess of Abigail’s bedroom, apparently looking for the gold. She was so surprised at the mess in her room this morning and ran right away to check her trap. Apparently we weren’t crafty enough though as there were no leprechauns in our trap!