Remember the Whack-A-Penguin that we got for our yard?
Kids have been taking it literally and have run up and started smacking the penguins.
First of all, who allows their children to smack someone’s lawn ornament? Second of all, isn’t it already common sense that you aren’t supposed to touch? My kids know not to touch people’s stuff. Someone down the street has a giant blow up of Santa. Natalie loves it but she knows that she can’t run over and hug it or anything.
I had to yell at a kid who ran over and started BOXING the penguins as they popped up. He seemed surprised when I told him no as though he’s never heard the word before.
Please remind your kids that they can’t touch other people’s yard stuff unless they know it’s okay.
I swear, if a kid breaks Whack-A-Penguin the parents will be getting the bill.
If all else fails, I’ll make a big sign that says DO NOT TOUCH. Only that’s not entirely Christmas-y.
(And I still feel it’s common sense not to touch another person’s property…)