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Parents Strike Back

Parents Strike Back

Parents Strike Back

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Just before Halloween, one of my sons played a trick on Stan and me by leaving 82 pumpkins for us, everywhere! Click HERE to see what he did and what we did with all of those pumpkins!  

Well…..Stan and I have been planning a little trick to tease them back a bit. 

We gathered together 58 or 59 boxes (I lost count) and in 10 of the boxes we put treats, and in 10 we put a Walmart gift cards, each with a whopping $1 loaded on it – big budget….what can I say.  Parents Strike Back 1Every single box was filled with crumpled newspaper, packing supplies or confetti; we have a great paper shredder by the wayParents Strike Back 2After preparing for our ‘trick’, we volunteered to tend their boys while they went on a date.

After they left, we executed our strike back. 

While I watched the kiddos, Stan went to their house to ‘take care of business’. 

He placed one box, which was filled very full with confetti braced precariously at the front door so when they entered, it would spill out.Parents Strike Back 3The boxes were in the bathroom, the kitchen, the bedroom –  all over every bit of the house.Parents Strike Back 4We didn’t make it too messy—- just enough for the grandboys to have fun in – Parents Strike Back 7Which we didn’t plan, but it was a  great side benefit.  hahahahaParents Strike BackThey found the goodies in all the chaos!Parents Strike Back 8Tag, You’re it!!!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Deanna says:

    That is awesome! How fun and I’m sure your grandkids had a blast!

  2. Cheryl says:

    So fun! And what a long time they will be making more memories of this–when eating the snacks and spending those huge gift cards.

  3. Hilarious! I love a family with a sense of humor. When you are getting back at someone you really do it up big. I need to make sure you are always on my good side. LOL!

  4. Anyonita says:

    Hahaha! 🙂 THat’s great!

  5. You are so funny. I would have been laughing so hard. I need to do something like this to my kids. How fun. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  6. Diane Roark says:


    You could live this trick at my house, NOT the 82 HEAVY pumpkins. It sounds like you all have a lot of fun. I am worried that they will get you back this week.
    Diane Roark

  7. What a fun trick! I hope they bring you some good treats for it. What a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Thanks for this post and the laughter it brought to my home. 🙂

  8. Love what you did and seriously looked like so much fun!!!! 😉

  9. Melinda says:

    So great!!
    One time my husband and I completely flipped my Mom’s living room. Everything on the opposite wall. After her shock, she thought it was hilarious.

    • HA! Did she scream, or stand in silence? That is a great joke!!! I love that idea. Thanks for sharing with us, it’s always so fun to hear what others are doing to tease in such good natured ways. You’re fabulous:)

  10. Tasha says:

    You all are too fun!!!! I love this!

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