Wednesday, December 08, 2010

God, rainbows and leprechauns

This morning there was a beautiful rainbow as the kids and I walked to school.

Me: Kids, look at the rainbow!

Z: It looks like it's touching the ground.

Me: We should go get the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

A: God did not put a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Me: No, that's true.  The leprechauns do it.

A: God did not make leprechauns.

Me: Oh.


  1. Wait, who did, then?? There's a serious hole in your daughter's story!

  2. The truth is, there should be millions of transitional leprechaun fossils, and there is a conspicuous lack of such evidence in the fossil record.

  3. Three possible reasons why there are no transitional Leprechaun fossils:
    1)They're immortal, therefore no fossils to be had.
    2)Magic.They can make their gold disappear every morning can't they. And then there's that whole lucky charms thing.
    3) Their pagans. Can you say cremation?

  4. 4) punctuated equilibrium.

  5. pongboy2:13 PM

    You all are ruining my childhood! "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"(1959) is one of my favorite movies! Just watch it with your kids, will ya?! :)