Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ding Dong Ditching 101

What is Ding Dong Ditching?

It's where you go up to someone's house (could be a stranger's house or someone you know) and you ring the doorbell and then run off before anyone sees you. You could leave a practical joke on their doorstep (bag of burning poop for example). Or you don't have to leave anything. You could just ring the doorbell and run.
As a child I knew this game by a name that I don't approve of. Old game. New name. We actually heard this name from Monica's boys. They taught my kids this @ my house warming party.

Why would we leave a carseat on some strangers porch?

Well, For the last 8 years we have had 1 to 4 kids in a carseat at all times. When one of the kids get out of the carseat it's a huge deal to us! We've been talking for weeks about what we should do when Jocie turns five and gets out of her carseat. The boys wanted to set it on fire and dance around it in the front yard. They also wanted to strap a babydoll in the carseat and then throw it into the street while we were driving. (CAN YOU IMAGINE?) They also wanted to shoot it with their bow and arrows, the BeBe gun and a Potato Gun. Anyway, we thought this would be the least dangerous and easiest way to go. Of course we could have just thrown it away, but that would have been boring.

I will give the Ft. Worth update tomorrow. I just couldn't resist replying to the Ding Dong Ditching comments.

4 comments:

A-lauf said...

LOL! Fun!

Pamelotta said...

I can't tell you how good it sounds to hear the things your boys imagine doing! Throwing a car seat with a baby doll in it while driving?!? I would have been ashamed to admit that John thinks up things like that all the time. Now I know he's not the only one. We really should get the boys together more often....on second thought, maybe not such a good idea.

High in Demand said...

Pam, Can you imagine if we gave John, Joey, Spencer, & Payton a bag full of supplies and food and let them loose in the country for a week? What would they do? What stories would they have to tell us? What stories would they dare not tell us?

Hey, Spring Break is coming up...

Monica said...

That is so funny! I was thinking, Hey..I know what Ding Dong Ditching is...then I read on to see my boys influenced yours...Yea! I love to hear about the fun things your family thinks up!! Such a Blessing!!