I've told you before about our neighbors who have decided we are horrible and vile and prejudiced. They're not exactly confirmation of our success in this ministry.
The other day, Graham and Tee had the audacity to play four-square in front of our house. We've talked to them about playing outside, and especially about laughing and having fun but darn-it if they won't listen.
Our neighbor told the boys again as he was watering his grass of solid gold, "Don't step in my yard."
"Yes, sir.", they replied. Oh, the rebellious disrespect of my six and nine year olds.
Well, unfortunately, their big, red, four-square ball took an unfortunate bounce - as balls sometimes do - and rolled into our neighbor's yard.
The boys were so scared and for sure weren't going to step into his yard to retrieve it so they came running inside and just looked out the window.
Our neighbor came out, took a picture of the ball in his yard, thereby documenting the offense, and carried it inside his house.
So yesterday morning before church, when all was very quiet and we were sure everyone was asleep, we tiptoed over to his house and did this...
Ok, not really but we did think about it for three and a half minutes. Trey's idea.