Taking it back a few years with a memory...spurred by a construction project at our house.
We have a two-story house and quite a large wooden area above our garage on the end of the house. Our house is 42 years old and much of the wooden areas are rotten or squirrel damaged. So we are having all the wood and trim replaced.
|These two cousins are turning 30 this year and I'm happy to say they are wonderful men and have given up plum throwing. :)|
Years ago when my oldest son was a young boy, he and his cousin were playing in the driveway, and we have a plum tree nearby that drops a lot of red plums right on the drive. Well, as boys will do, they began picking them up and throwing them and proceeded to pelt that area above the garage door with plums, enjoying the sound and spots they were making. But Mama wasn't too happy! She caught them in the act and knew those spots would stain. She gave them a tongue lashing and promised they would have to clean up the mess. She had to get paint and make them get on a ladder and paint over those spots. And did the cousin come back and help? No, and then she wasn't sure she wanted her son up that high doing the painting. So guess who cleaned and painted those plum spots?
Augh! Parenting is the hardest job ever sometimes.