Yesterday, being the day after Thanksgiving, saw us usher in the Christmas season by spending most of the day setting up the outdoor decorations. Each year we go all out – we have about
Here I was going to make a lovely post about how all our hard work paid off because LOOK at the pictures! Our lawn decorations look great this year!
And this morning I went out to count our lighted pieces to see how many we had, only to find that three of them had been vandalized.
Last year we had a piece go missing – but the thief was encouraged to return it when I contacted her mother and advised her to check with her daughter. That night, they came knocking on our door, missing lawn decor in hand and many mea culpas.
When the piece was stolen, I decided I’d never decorate for Christmas again. I was utterly dejected. But then when the teen brought it back, and apologized profusely, I decided maybe we could continue decorating.
Cut to this morning. I’m SO FLIPPING ANGRY right now I can’t even see straight. Whoever decided to have their fun last night ripped three of our pieces out of the ground, tore them apart, and scattered them on the ground. I immediately logged onto Facebook and posted on our neighborhood page that parents need to get their hoodlum teens to stop messing around with other people’s stuff. I also posted that we’ll be installing surveillance cameras TODAY so that we can record anyone that trespasses on our lawn going forward.
I have a feeling we won’t be doing any decorating next year. I’m so over having to worry that something is going to happen to our display.