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Friday, October 31, 2008

Mischief Night

Do I live in the only town that kids still cause trouble on Mischief night? Or does this still happen pretty much everywhere? Our town had a dance for the 7th & 8th graders (I guess they figure these are the prime suspects for the mischief??) but Christopher didn't go last night.

I have this really irrational fear that our house is always going to be the only one egged and/or TP'd, but thankfully we escaped unscathed. The boys have an on again/off again feud with the "Hester" kids -- a group of kids who live on Hesters Ave, which is the 'bad' street in our Development. They were sure the kids were going to come and do something nasty to our house, and I breathed a sigh of relief when I went out to the car this morning and there was nothing done to our house.

But coming out of our neighborhood, however, was a different story. There was a row of about 5 houses with toilet paper ALL over the trees. I can't even imagine how many rolls of TP that must have been! Another house had eggs thrown all over the cars, and newspapers thrown all over the front lawn. I felt so bad for the owners once they woke up and surveyed the damage!

I really think there's a line it crosses between 'playful' and 'vandalism'. I think TP in trees is one thing, but I think eggs on cars is a whole other thing -- that's just mean and spiteful! Not to mention super messy and hard to clean up!