On Saturday and Sunday mornings as I drive through the neighborhood, I inevitably see a couple of homes and yards that have been artfully decorated with long white strands of toilet paper. Every time I drive past one of these homes, I think to myself about how annoyed I would be if I woke up on Saturday morning to find toilet paper all over my trees and bushes, and I inwardly groan! Our neighbors have a new 6th-grader, and just last weekend they spent 3 hot and sweaty hours getting the TP out of their yard, and this was with all 5 family members joining the effort! Apparently it is all in good fun, almost a rite of acceptance, just as it was when we were all in middle and high school, but now that I’m the parent I just think that I will be totally annoyed if and when it happens to us.
Those of you with older kids, have you dealt with the TP-ing issue, and if so, how have you handled it? Are kids really “chalking” driveways instead, and does this seem like a better option?
Again, nothing terribly profound this Monday morning 🙂 I’ll get my act together and write about something more serious one of these days. For now, enlighten me on this very important topic, please 🙂