So, I have to tell the story of what happened in my neighborhood tonight. My son, Triston in particular got in BIG and I mean BIG trouble with the neighbors tonight. One neighbor came down to talk with me about what my kids had ‘done’, another neighbor spoke ‘firmly’ (her words, not mine) to Triston because of what he had done….It was a mess, people, a full-blown drama!!
Here is what happened:
About a year ago, some friends of ours had a seventeen year old daughter named, Brenna that went missing. Brenna had become someone that our family had grown very close to because she was at our house often before she ran away. We all love her, but my daughter, Reese grew especially close to Brenna, and they developed a strong bond. Reese has prayed for her every day since she ran away, without fail!
Well, one day recently, Reese was telling her little friend, Jenna next door how much she missed Brenna. Jenna, in an effort to help Reese, created some beautiful hand-drawn missing posters (post-it note sized posters, that is) of Brenna to post throughout the neighborhood. Then, Jenna and Reese asked Triston to hang their posters up and down the street. Of course they would ask Triston, why wouldn’t they? After all, Triston has a drill!
So, Triston, in an effort to help Jenna and Reese, hung several posters with his screws and drill up and down the street in the neighbor’s trees. Now, if the neighbors were home, Triston asked them, however if they were not, he proceeded to hang the signs anyway. So there is the cited crime. YIKES!
As a result of my hellions, awful, and malicious crimes I went to the victims and apologized as I had Triston do as well. Phew, I’m glad that is over, we came close to bleeding trees, unlawful trespassing charges, court hearings, and a ‘possible’ over-reaction!
By the way, today is a day I will remember forever. Not because of how my kids messed up, but because of how they stand out! I am in love with their hearts and their willingness to pull together and make a difference. The world needs more people like them, and the planet (and neighborhood) is better with them in it! I am so grateful that I get to be a part of their lives, even if it means I am periodically apologizing for their shenanigans! I love you Triston, Brennen and Reese, you are the coolest, just the best, I mean it!