Friday, March 18, 2011

Bigfoot anyone?

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I trashed my kitchen and bathroom. No, I didn't have too much green beer. I wanted my boys to think that a naughty little leprechaun broke in. It worked. Never in a million years did they suspect that the same grouchy mommy who nags them for spitting toothpaste all over the bathroom mirror would use an entire tube of it making four leaf clovers on the counter. I also knocked over chairs and sprinkled green crinkle grass all over the kitchen table and ceiling fan. Of course I left some gold coins (chocolate flavored, of course) and some green Hershey kisses that I called leprechaun turds. They freaked out. They've come to expect Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, but we had never had a visit from a naughty leprechaun before.

(I love those 'I exist' support group commercials that Diet Dr. Pepper has)
I figure I only have a few more years of them suspending belief before the questions start creeping in. Remember when you believed in fairy dust? Is there anything that you still believe in, like aliens, or Bigfoot?

For me, it's the Loch Ness Monster. I've always been fascinated by Nessie. I still think that somewhere in that loch in Scotland, she successfully avoids sonars and doesn't peek her head up quite as much as she used to. I've always felt that she was a kind animal. Like a cross between a brontosaurus and a Beluga whale. She would never capsize a boat or eat an unsuspecting swimmer. I even suspect that she probably saved a few children from drowning before the first picture of her surfaced.

Okay, so who do you still believe in? And don't even think about telling me that you don't still make a wish anytime the clock says 11:11! :)



TinaFerraro said...

Steph, I LOVE that you have that kind of fun with your kids!

And I, too, "believe" in the Loch Ness Monster...don't care how many times I've heard or seen otherwise!

Jess Day said...

For me, its Neverland. Peter Pan has always iterested me and I think that somewhere there has to be someplace that stunts your growth

nymfaux said...

LOLOMG!!! That's one of the coolest things I've ever heard!!! I am LOVING the Naughty Leprechaun!!!!

--Now what will you do for April Fools???

I kind of half-believe in all those myths and legends...Because I think there's usually a root of truth, that there IS something out there...just not necessarily what we THINK it is...--Have you seen the new Nessie picture that came out like a month ago?--Some kayakers spotted it, and took a picture, and so far haven't heard anything hoaxie about it...Also, apparently Atlantis has been SPAIN...

@Jess Day lol--agree, probably LOTS of places that stunt your growth! ;)

stephhale said...

Thanks for the great comments!
Nymfaux, I'm gonna have to look up those new Nessie photos. Thanks. :)

Ricki Schultz said...

TOTALLY Nessie! And, when I was in grade school, I used to make "leprechaun traps" that were elaborate dollhousey things designed to keep them having a great time long enough for me to catch them in the act of being real.

Yikes, I know!!

RagDollVampGirl said...

For Me, It's Aliens. I Started Really Believeing After I'd Seen The Show "Roswell" My Mom Likes To Say The Government Employed Some Aliens And That's Why Technology Has Been Advancing So Much..

And I Love Nessie.. Who Couldn't Believe In Her?

Heather Davis said...

I love the Loch Ness monster, too! I like the idea that there are creatures we don't know lurking just below the surface!