We have a story that Cache and I like to giggle about. We told it to the kids a few weeks ago for FHE. It's a story about me being cranky (no surprise). It goes like this................
3 or 4 years ago, in October, our doorbell rang at about 9:00 PM. I went to the door irritated that the doorbell might wake-up our 4 year old and infant. When I opened the door, no one was there. I grew more frustrated and knew it must have been one of Cache's 11 year old scouts out playing a fun game of "doorbell ditch". A minute or two later it happened again, now I was getting really angry. Again, the doorbell rang for the third time, I ran to the door and indeed found one of the scouts stooping by our front door. The cranky mom surfaced in myself and I began to lash out at the scout. "Jacob!! Why are you doorbell ditching us?? You are going to be in soo much trouble if you wake up my kids!! What are you doing out this late on a school night?? I am going to call your mom!!" Jacob, at that point, had this look of fear in his eyes and quickly glanced down at our door step. My eyes followed his, and on the doorstep was a bucket full of Halloween treats and goodies for our family. I instantly began apologizing and Jacob quickly ran down the drive-way just in time to be picked up by his mom driving down the street. Poor Jacob!! I was so embarrassed, I had just yelled at one of the sweetest boys in the neighborhood and all he was doing was trying to do something nice.
After the story, we told the kids they each needed to pick someone who they wanted to "ding dong ditch". I found these cute printables and we made up these boxes and we were on our way. They had a lot of fun and luckily they didn't run into any cranky moms.
**If we do this again I think I will wrap the boxes in brown paper, ding dong boxes are so UGLY!**