Friday, October 21, 2011

Stolen Pumpkins

Our just right pumpkins that the kids had so much fun picking out were stolen off of our front steps!  We planned on carving them, roasting the seeds, lighting the jack-o-lanterns on Halloween to greet trick-or-treaters.  No more.  Someone's idea of a fun prank isn't so funny or appreciated.


The kids automatically said we should call the police because stealing is wrong. We don't take things that don't belong to us.  Try explaining to an 8 year old and a 5 year old that stolen pumpkins, though very important and major in their lives, has very LOW importance to the police.  We hope that the boys remember how they feel about their missing pumpkins, destroyed fence (vandalized over the summer), etc. and will think twice about their actions. Jaime is so done with this neighborhood and I have to agree. (Not that stealing and vandalism and bell ringing pranks don't occur in other neighborhoods.)  Our house seems to attract the deviants for some reason.  Is it because we are on the corner?  Is it because our kids don't go to the local school?  We don't know why.  We are frustrated.  And we want our pumpkins back--undamaged!


  1. unfortunately hooligans rear their heads everywhere...not just where u are. I do think corner lots have a LOT to do with it though....i remember growing up our big corner lot with oversized yard was the target for stuff like this too. So sorry for the kiddos! Does your neighborhood have a watch program? Perhaps its time to start one!

  2. The people doing this to you have no idea where your kids go to school. I think it has more to do with your house being on the corner of a fairly busy residential street in a pretty big neighborhood. You are also near a school and that probably doesn't help either...schools tend to attract vandals.



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