Why are little bags of chocolate gold coins never available at the grocery store? In hindsight, I believe, they do have them at the drug store… but the drug store is not one of my routine stops. I think of this every year, too late, and end up making cupcakes from scratch, with green icing, left from the leprechaun.
At 10 p.m., a little voice in my house said, “Hmmmm. I wonder when the Leprechaun is going to stop by.”
So, the leprechaun did make a visit after all… almost to the 11th hour…
Four bottles of Ginger Ale,
Four bowls of Lucky Charms — the most Irish things I could find at the grocery store.
The responses of the boys I find insightful:
- Youngest: The oldest says you did this. (Do you really think I have time for this?)
- Oldest: Mom does this.
- 2nd Oldest: Cool… Â Irish Soda. (So glad he got the whole “green thing” with the label and everything. My kids are awesome. He understands constraints… and he has a flexible imagination.)
- 2nd Youngest: Relief. His face says relief… he quietly sighs, and thinks…things are just as they should be… Mom, leprechaun? Definitely Mom — but it doesn’t matter. She is faithful, and reliable, and the world is still turning as it should.
So glad the Leprechaun made it to our house.