We've been ding dong ditched 3 times in the past 2 days. The weather gets decent and parents let their hellions roam free. I'm assuming this is a bit inferior for MPs, do I call the housing office? Kids way under the age limit were outside all day without parents, and now it's past dark and they're still walking the street. My neighbor mentioned she saw an MP drive by our houses multiple times yesterday, but he never said anything to the kids (who are obviously around 5-7.) So I'm not sure they're enforcing anything? I'm going to hate this summer...
Find them and swat them on the tail! Kids these days are so rude. Parents are lazy so they don't teach the kids how to be polite. They give the kids what ever they want so the kid will go away and leave them alone. The kids then start feeling entitled to things and think everyone should give them what ever they want. These kids need a good dose of reality. I know you can't really swat them but you should give them a very stern talking if you find them. If nothing else it might scare them enough to leave your house alone.
My husband said he misses home because there it's okay to answer the door with a shotgun. A boy did come by about 10 minutes after the last one to say he saw another boy ring our bell and run to the side of our house. Not totally helpful, and my hubs thinks the kid was the one who did it in the first place, but oh well. If I do catch one I'll definitely make sure they never do it again. I was a teacher, I know exactly how to handle nonsense. (Insert evil laugh here.)
Have you thought of investing in a surveillance system? They have really inexpensive ones at places like Tiger Direct and Harbor Freight. If I have lived on post at Riley, I would have definitely had one with all the theft and unattended children running around post.
We had bell-ditchers in Irwin for a spell. On Saturdays when my husband and I were off work, we'd unlock the front door, get right behind it, wait for someone to ring the bell, then throw it open. Scared the piss out of a couple of kids, heh-heh-heh.
They had better be glad we didn't immediately take a picture of toot them with canned air horn, HEH-HEH-HEH!