Wednesday, August 08, 2007


There are few drawbacks to living in the district in which I teach. Many more positives. I love being 2 min from school and able to come home for lunch. I love having Olivia accompany me to school in the mornings and eating breakfast while I get ready for the day. I love knowing who Olivia's teacher is. I love the area I bought in.

BUT, I DO NOT like living on a street with kids from the Jr High I taught at the past 3 years who think it's funny/ok to target my home. Last summer, our first here, we were ding dong ditched at 3 am, when my parents were in town, and my dad happened to be sleeping in the living room. This spring, and into summer, we were ding dong ditched again, then TPed/forked, and now yesterday the house was egged! It seems to be getting progressively worse and I DO NOT like it. At first it wasn't a big deal, I was a kid once too. BUT, they do know I have little ones. The TPing was actually pretty funny because they used only one roll and did a pretty pathetic job I must say. :) The egging is taking it too far for me. They still did a pretty poor job, you can tell they're kids, and I'm sure they were scared of being caught. There were 3 or so broken on the roof and 3 or so right in the middle of our front picture window. Good thing it wasn't rocks I guess. I am still surprised I didn't hear a thing though. I'm thinking about having a security type light installed, soon. One that will turn on if someone enters the yard. That will probably help. The worst thing is that of the 3-4 houses with Jr. High kids, I only taught one home of kids and I don't think they are doing it. I could be wrong though. Hopefully with the move to the lower grades it will subside soon. We'll see...


Sara said...

OH MY GOSH! Sorry I have been absent from your blog. I had no idea you had a fourth little munchkin running around your house! My heart was just breaking for her as I read your post about how she didn't know what a hug or kiss was. It is unbelievable that children grow up with such a lack of love. I will be praying.


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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