We found the Leprechaun's treasure. I repeat. We found the Leprechaun's treasure! Mission successful! My youngest son is a kindergartner this year and his teacher is wonderful. She sent home a story/activity called "The Legend of the Leprechauns."
She had them put together a box and then decorate it and set home instructions as to what to do with it. He was very excited at the prospect of being able to keep its' contents when he found it after it had been hidden the night before. Well, all he had to do was follow the trail of tiny leaves to the treasure box where he was rewarded with the goodies.
He was most impressed with the Leprechaun sized greeting card. He figured their hands must have been really tiny if a card had to be that size. He also wondered if the coin was real gold since its' glitter was flaking off (oops, busted...) Also, he was surprised to know that even Leprechaun's steal pieces of gum from mom's purse. I think he felt sympatico or something. Like, "heck yeah, Leprechauns! Extra Strawberry Banana is my fave too!" (Too cute...) As for the emerald ring? I guess it is time to plan a wedding. He has the engagement ring already, don't you know. ;-) Overall, a very excellent experience for such a young treasure hunter. I have a feeling that he will be talking about it for some time to come. And now, we plan to enjoy the corned beef and cabbage dinner and avoid being pinched. All is right with the world.