Now I’m singing “The things we do for
love kids” – haha.
Zac turned 13 today – yikes.
He was in trouble so we didn’t do the BIG party with a ton o’ kids this year. He wanted to take five other teenagers paintballing and then do a sleep over. Instead, we decided to make it a family birthday dinner (not officially a party – haha).
My sister-in-law was here helping me get the MLP jewelry line ready to sell at shows last November and we were all talking about fun things like tp’ing a house. Zac’s friends had recently threatened to egg our house and we were explaining that a good old fashion tp is just clean (somewhat) fun but that when you do things that could damage property it was a totally different thing. Zac said it’d be funny to saran wrap a car and we thought it was a funny thing so Renee said she’d come down and we’d do that for his birthday.
We invited our neighbors over to hang out with us for dinner and cupcakes (thanks Jody – they rocked). After our friends went home, all the kids got ready to go tp their house (three doors down). Of course, I had already gotten the adults a little lit :: gasp :: after four bottles of wine and then we split a bottle of port with yummy chocolate – OMG.
Lisa is pregnant and went home a little early. Chris and their three year old son stayed with us for a bit longer. They have a baby girl in the oven – due in Sept. and we keep joking that they should name her Esmerelda. It’s a GREAT name and we all want to call her Ezy – haha.
::Back to the action in the story::
Renee and I proceed to make little tinfoil letters to spell out a special message to them. Unfortunately we didn’t make the Smart N Final run to get the industrial roll of saran wrap though 😦 … so we only did a little wrap job on the car. We put trash bags over the wheels of Chris’ car, tp in the tree, forks in the yard and our special sign. We thought it’d be fun to do leprechaun foot prints, but didn’t feel much like doing it when the time came (and the wine set in – haha). The kids had a BLAST and every time a car would come the adults would play up the drama a bit and whisper … freeze hide behind something – hahahah. It was quite comical really and something I will NEVER forget. We told the kids that they’d be cleaning it up in the morning and they had so much fun that they said that was totally fine with them (although they didn’t have to because Chris did it for them – haha).
That morning when Chris went out to get the paper, he said to Lisa, “what teenager did we piss off“? Then they saw our clever sign – haha. They came out to look and see if anyone else got tp’d … and saw Zac tip toeing out to see if they had been discovered yet – hahaha.
I’m sure paypack will be a bitch with them as their kids grow up too … but it is all in good fun and it was great to see the kids learning what is ok to do in fun and what will damage the property of someone’s house, car, etc.