For those who don’t know what this is, kids are asked to build a concoction of some sorts to try and trap a leprechaun. Some traps are plain and simple while others are out-of-this-world extravagant. It’s kindergarten project, people, not an Eagle Scout project!
For me, this all falls under the whole mystical world of whether or not I will let my kids believe in Santa, the Easter bunny, the Tooth Fairy and of course, leprechauns.
I didn’t let her do it. Why? We don’t believe in the tooth fairy. I’ve never taken them to the mall to have their picture taken with the Easter bunny and my kids know where their presents come from at Christmas time. So, when it came to this, there was no way I was going to help her build something to try and catch something, just for kicks.
I explained to my daughter that I didn’t feel comfortable building the trap because Leprechauns are not real. That whole project is a waste of time and money. Why do teachers keep assigning this project? They don’t ask for a tooth fairy trap. Or a Santa trap. Why do we have to do one for these freaky little men?
I was most certain that she would have a complete meltdown. She didn’t.
Sure I got the whole song and dance about how all her friends are doing it but other than that, she was fine. As a matter of fact, she got sick these past few days and had to miss class, so she ended up missing the day when all the traps were due!
Have you ever been in this kind of situation? Do your kids believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa and the Easter Bunny?