Thursday, February 19, 2009

The early bird catches the....?

Early one morning:
Sleepy six year old (looking out her window): "Mom, why's there a toilet on our lawn?"
Me: (thinking to myself as I walked down the hall to look out the window): "..silly girl she must be really tired! Why would she say such a thing?"

Me (looking out the window now): "Hmmmmmm.....because it's true."
Sleepy 6 year old: "Told you!"
Me: "Somebody please go check out the toilet on the lawn."
(stomp, stomp, push, shove...4 out of 5 kids run to the door at once and push their way outside.)
Kids: "Holy Cow!?!"
Me: "Don't TOUCH it!"

(Of course, they don't listen.)
Kids (after a thorough investigation): "It's emtpy."
Me: "Whew! Just leave it there, he'll be back to get it later."
This is why I love my neighbors. They crack me up!
This was apparently the result of a long-running slightly irreverent email conversation that had gone on the previous day between my husband and several of the other husbands in our neighborhood.
The neighbor across the street came later that morning and retrieved his throne. But only after I'd sent him a threat an email that went something like this, "That's mighty bold of you, considering you and your lovely wife will be out of town all weekend.....just sayin'."

All I can say, Mr. Neighbor, is watch out!

Seriously though, I really love my neighbors! They are hilarious and sarcastic. What more could you ask for?

25 comments:

Vennesa said...

I'm going to need to know if he went to all the trouble of removing his toilet for this prank. Or did he just have an extra toilet sitting around? You know, in his years supply.

veronica said...

I'm pretty sure it's from the re-model that they just did on their house.
(Although I didn't go over to their house and check. Totally could have come out of storage. You can never be too prepared!)

Kristina P. said...

They sound like a lot of fun!

Vanessa said...

I'm glad SOMEONE gets along w/their neighbors. I'm pretty sure if that would have been on my lawn, there would have been a nice surprise inside.

Me said...

That's Awesome! Great neighbors are P.R.I.C.E.L.E.S.S.

Shelley~Maren said...

HA!

Sher said...

That is hilarious!
But, I have to say one thing.
Where is all your snow?
Why do you have a lawn, and I have 14 feet of snow. WHat is up with that?!!
(stomps away, grumbling....)

Vennesa said...

I was noticing the same thing about the snow. I have a icy layer of snow that the kids walk on without sinking. And you have grass. And we're what, 10 miles away?

veronica said...

This happened right before all the big snow storms. We haven't perfected our retaliation plan as of yet, but you can bet it will be coming. I talked to them last night and they said the whole time they were out of town they were worried about what we would do to their house.
I guess the whole "fear" thing is just an added bonus! :)

And yes, we have a butt-load of snow now. Feel better?

Vennesa said...

I've always wondered how much snow you could fit in your butt.

Amber said...

Oh my gosh that's too freakin' funny! I wish my neighbors were that fun! They're the nicest people you'll ever meet. But fun? Not so much.

It was so much fun meeting you today! I'm so excited to have all these new blogging buddies!

The Boob Nazi said...

I still don't understand.... haha
It was nice to meet you too!

Motherboard said...

They sound like MY kind of neighbors!

Vanessa said...

YAY for today! IT was so fun...and I'm so glad you came!! We should totally meet again for lunch.

Shauna said...

It was so great meeting you in person today! Hope to do lunch again to get to know you better sometime!
♥ Hugs :)

Amber said...

ROFL!! Now that's funny! So great to meet you today! I can't wait to read more about you and your family (wow that came out creepier then I intended).

tammy said...

Awesome!

Jo said...

You are a lucky lady. Few people can claim a toidy on their lawn. I really enjoyed meeting you and I am excited that there are more people in my neck of the woods than I knew about!

Stacy said...

So funny. Where are you from? My husband had a tradition growing up that when anybody went on there mission a toilet filled with "gear" would mysteriously end up on there front lawn.
He was the last from his group of friends to get married, and we "inherited" the toilet as a wedding gift with a potted plant in it. It lovingly sat in our living room until the plant died, and I took that bad boy to the DI.

tammy said...

BTW - I think there's a pic of you on my blog. Hope you don't mind. Vanessa said she loved you, so I may have to start stalking you now.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Too funny! I would have doubted my kids as well! I look forward to seeing what you do to get them back.

Kristina P. said...

Veronica, it was so great to meet you yesterday! You are so cute and fun! I wish I could have chatted more with your end of the table. You are all a hoot!

Hope we meet again someday!

tiburon said...

That is a RIOT! You have some fun neighbors :)

Erin said...

This is seriously hilarious! I love it!

Omgirl said...

Thats hilarious! What are you going to do for revenge???