Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The kindergarteners set their leprechaun traps last night. And the sight they saw this morning. The place was trashed. Green footprints on the tables, on the traps, on the floors, by the drinking fountain. Chairs overturned, books thrown everywhere. Some of the kids stood there absolutely still, looking stunned. One usually very chatty boy looked at me with eyes open wide and said, "I didn't know they'd be so wild". And, darn, no one caught a leprechaun though everyone looked very carefully for one in their traps. Too wily, I guess, although maybe it's all for the best considering what Cdr Sue said in her comments the other day, that they are quite smelly and scurrilous.