Sunday, March 18, 2012

Louie the Leprechaun...

I know I'm  he's a wee bit late!
Let me tell you what happened...
On Thursday I was working away in my office
(at my real job!)
when the class of 3-year olds came rushing in my door
all excited---at least 10 of them all talking at once...
"Ms. Sharon! Ms. Sharon!
There was a LEPRECHAUN in our room
and he made a HUGE mess-
and he left FOOTPRINTS--
and we made a trap and tried to catch him--
and we're looking for clues-
did you see him?"
All in one breath--all at once-
each at different points of the story!
It was BY FAR the cutest thing I have seen
in a long time!
I had to think fast on my feet---!
I said yes, I think I might have-
when I came in the door that morning
there were footprints in the hall---
oh...about your size
and he was about---oh you're height...
and he had RED HAIR like Ms. PJ (their teacher) and I!
One little guy even had a clipboard and pencil
and was taking notes!
He went that way (pointing down the hall)
Boy-did that set them off!
They took off like lightening...
except for one little girl
who, as the pastor poked his head out of his office,
she greeted him with
"Pastor Walter! Pastor Walter---
There was a ----"
and in one breath, again, with hands flying
face lit up and MUCH EXCITEMENT
she relayed not only the first part of the story---
but what I had told them as well!
She finished and ran down the hall after her classmates!
I was laughing hysterically! 
The look on his face...."Huh?"
Never mind that we all had different versions
of size shape etc--
a "heads up" would have helped-
(the teacher did clue me in that the footprints were green---
they asked-I had not idea-glad I can read lips-well, in a pinch!)

I decided that since they tried so hard to catch him
and he had made a mess in their room
leaving a note and something nice-like gold candy--
would be a good thing.
We made a special stop while in town last week
and got the candy---
DH also found a treasure chest he had in the attic
cleaned it up and loaned it to me...
and I created

I cannot take credit-
and a leprechaun face
I didn't have the colored pipe cleaners--
but learned a little marker and a heat gun
will make do--mine were white to start with--
(great red hair, huh?! ; )
Just heat carefully-while nothing actually caught fire
or burned--
I did see smoke at one point!
And a small gold coin?
Gold embossing powder and a penny
will do in a pinch!
And of course...he needed to leave a note...
my prose isn't perfect-you will soon see-
so please oh please-don't be to harsh on me!

Louie says:
Top of the mornin’to you Little Lambs—
From Louie the Leprechaun-a wee little man!
I had such fun seeing your school-
I think it is really, really COOL!
I visited the chapel and sat in a pew,
There was sooo much to see-and sooo much to do!
Ms. Sharon surprised me when she came to work
My hat almost flew off as I turned with a jerk
I dashed by Ms. Marilyn and Pastor Walter as well
Who else I saw I shall not tell!
Up and down the halls I ran-
And I know you tried hard to catch
Louie the leprechaun— a wee little man.

But us leprechauns are tricky— and lick-splitty
One minute you see us-the next you don't
A glimpse of my red hair-the green of my coat
If you are lucky is all you might see
of Louie the leprechaun—wee little me!
I made a mess of your room—  I am sorry to say
So I came back to visit on Saturday...
A treat and a TREASURE I have left— 
To say "thank you" for cleaning up my mess!

Follow the shamrocks and youll see-
a sweet little gift from little ole’me.
Under the flowers or in the leaves-
keep your eyes open —For thats where I'll be
Until next year when I come again to play--
On or around St. Patty's Day!
Louie the Leprechaun

Now I am off to make the shamrock trail!

Ya know-what fun these kids had!
What a blessing they were to my day--
and every time I think about it since then as well!
As adults, we often forget to PLAY...
but today I did.
Louie isn't perfect-
heaven knows there's glue strings galore
and that snoz is a bit big (the Jimmy Durante of the leprechaun world!)
but I bet to the kids---it will be AWESOME!
And hey, if nothing else--
there's CHOCOLATE CANDY involved!
Sounds like a good way to start my Monday!

Until next time,
happy stamping and scrapping!

1 comment:

Whimcees said...


What a great story of the children! I wish I could have been there to see their excitement! The leprechaun idea was so much fun! I have to say that reading the beginning of your comment on my blog brought me the biggest smile and laugh out loud! You do have a way with words! :<) Wishing you some sunshine today!


Barbara Diane