Saturday

An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

Dear Neighbors,

I would like to take this moment to apologize to you.  My son may or may not have taken rocks from your yard.  We're from a place where rocks are free and plentiful.  We do fully realize that people pay for rocks for their yards here.  It didn't occur to us that this was something we needed to instruct our children on until our son's rock collection had gotten quite large.

If you believe you are missing rocks in your yard, please come let us know.  We will attempt to appropriately hand out the rocks he has collected among neighbors making claims.  In his defense, the rocks he chose WERE very pretty and VERY shiny.  You have excellent taste in rocks. 

Have a Merry, rock-ful Christmas!  (That really didn't come out how I meant it.)

Sincerely,

The neighbors with the purple van & the rock-loving child

11 comments:

Luke said...

[laughing] Hope that works out without too much ill-will from the rock-missing neighbors.

~Luke

Heather said...

Oh, Amy, that's too funny! I can imagine having to write this same letter to my neighbors if we also lived where folks paid for rocks. Autumn loves picking up random things like leaves and rocks and taking them home.

We're really going to miss the Festivus/Blog Y'all celebration with you guys this year. Hope your Christmas is a great one.

Melissa said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!! We had the same problem when visiting the in-laws in their retirement community in Arizona. When every yard is covered with the same rocks my children do not realize people paid for those rocks and want them to stay in their yard.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

I think we're patching things over just fine, Luke. Only time will tell, though.

We missed the celebration as well. Perhaps next year? We'll see. :-)

It really is a strange world where the rocks are paid for!

Jay Paterson said...

Love that kid!!! They don't make 'em like that anymore! One of a kind!!

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

We're kind of partial to him too. :-)

Jay Paterson said...

For good reason!! All three of yours are wonderful kids!! :-)

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

They are. We're very blessed.

Jay Paterson said...

:-)

Esther Rafferty said...

lol, oops! :)

Christy McDermott Pond said...

I did the same thing once when I was a kid...

 
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