Something about my house must say “Throw things at me”.

We were in the backyard on Wednesday. Our neighbors directly behind us have a ladder propped up on the back wall. It doesn’t make me especially comfortable but I didn’t care until Wednesday. I was sitting on the grass and looked over and saw a little head peeking over. It was, I’m guessing, the young daughter to that neighbor. This didn’t bother me. What bothered me it when she tossed over a small batter powered, used, sucker fan thing. She’s young I’m sure it was just to be friendly, right? Then she decided to toss overΒ  a bracelet and play pearl necklace. I then said please stop tossing things over or I will tell your mother. It stopped. I was mostly worried about heavy things hitting my girls. The battery sucker fan thing had a plastic stick that poked from it and had it landed on a head I’m sure stitches would have been needed or brain damage had it landed right on Eden’s soft spot. (Yes the possibilities are slim but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.)

The other incident. Our neighbors next to us have two young girls, about 4 and 2. Yesterday they decided it would be fun to throw rocks into our driveway. They’re not rocks, but the basalt yard rocks that crumble if you drive over them or if you’re heavy enough stepping on them will cause them to crumble also. (Geology class paid off!!) When we got home yesterday I asked the neighbor girl if she threw the rocks. She said yes and I asked her to not throw them because they could hurt our car. I don’t know how much she understood in my statement because they speak Spanish as their main language at home.

If you can see “throw things at me” on my house please tell me. But it might only be read by little children or I suppose heard by them.

5 Responses to “Something about my house must say “Throw things at me”.”

  1. Andrea Says:

    While cleaning up our yard a few weeks ago we discovered all kinds of things in our dirt and weeds, but that’s likely due to the fact that our “yard” looks more like a vacant lot. We are anxious to get or grow some grass.

  2. Nice neice Says:

    Growing up in Vegas myself, I remember the allure of looking over those huge cinder-block walls into the lives of our neighbors. Jon can attest to the fact that as kids we tried really hard to be sneaky as we peeked, but it didn’t always work. πŸ™‚
    As I’ve lived here and in Texas, I have seen the majority of homes that have small see-through fences, or maybe picket fences. At first it is interesting to watch your neighbors, but eventually that wears off. With the brick walls, that curiosity is never satisfied!
    I think you’re right when you say that little kids are hearing the house call to them. Also, the fact that they are little girls, they are probably very curious about the fun you and your girls are having. They are probably doing it for attention. πŸ™‚
    PS- We seem to have a sign on our car, which reads, “Please cut me off in traffic”.

  3. brien Says:

    The rocks you are talking about are, I believe, scoria. They probably contain many vesicules and are light. They are likely red or black. Basalt would hurt if it hit you. It is dense and would hold its shape if driven over or walked upon. The nerd in me needed to express itself.

  4. Lacey Says:

    I think you are right Brien. I now remember learning about scoria in Geology, but they’re similar. At least I was in the right family. :ie igneous

  5. Jonathan Blake Says:

    If you’re going to be proven wrong, it might as well be by a professional. No shame in that. πŸ™‚