My kids can be so sweet, but, WOW, they can have some very not so sweet days.
At Christmas time I warned them, “the elves are watching” but it was an empty threat. I wouldn’t actually take away their Christmas presents.
Yesterday, the leprechauns were watching, and my kids really outdid themselves. Mostly, they just weren’t kind to each other: Bop. Squawk. Whine. Cry. “JUST…BE…NICE.”
At my house, the leprechaun usually leaves a yummy treat for all wonderful children. With high hopes, my crew still managed to momentarily work together. They made a trap to catch the leprechaun and his tasty treasure.
I told them I was doubtful any leprechaun would come if they weren’t getting along. Well, I was wrong. In the end, the leprechaun couldn’t help himself and decided to stop by.
Unfortunately for my misbehaving children, Larry the Leprechaun escaped and ate all of his sugar-filled treasure on the way out, leaving only candy wrappers and a few cookie bits behind. He also left a note telling my group to be nice to each other.
After reading the note, my kids still decided to stay true to the theme of the day. They started arguing over who got the biggest small bit of cookie.