Thursday, September 26, 2013

TP Season!

By Julie

Last weekend was Homecoming for the local high school. That means hearing the marching band's drums from our yard, seeing lots of beautiful young people posing for pictures on their family's front lawns, and ... most of all ... it means that it's TP Season in our neighborhood once again!

Back when our girls were in high school, we rarely went a weekend in the fall without getting TP'd. It's a rite of passage, at least around here. To be honest, I think the decorated trees are kinda pretty. I've seen some great efforts, some lesser ones. My favorite time was when we woke up to our first white wonderland. Not only that, but the perpetrators had made a pyramid out of our patio set out on our front lawn. Back then, we had our beloved lab, K'Ehleyr. She'd started barking late that night and what did we do? We shushed her. LOL Little did we know!

Anyway, our girls are past high school, so we no longer get TP'd. But, like noticing school supplies in stores, the sight of those soft strings waving in the wind brings back happy memories. Good times.

Did you ever TP a house? Did you get caught? (One of our kids did. And the mom who caught her and her friends brought pop and snacks out for them to enjoy when they were finished. Gosh, I love this neighborhood!)