Our Sledding Hill
We are so lucky to have an incredible sledding hill...right here in our own yard. It's been a journey though...when we bought our house 12+ years ago, we didn't know what we were in for. People literally came from EVERYWHERE to sled on our hill. Cars lined our very narrow street. We had a Winter Wonderland...until....some teenagers decided to stay really late, get really loud, and swear beneath my then infant son's window. Not good. At all. Still, we tolerated it for a while longer, until someone got hurt and had to be transported by ambulance. That was it. Up went the Private Property and NO Sledding signs. Amazingly enough, each winter someone sneaks through...usually an adult who sledded on the hill as a kid. They pretend not to see the sign...perhaps to enjoy that thrill once more. I get it. We stand in the window...shocked, but not totally surprised. They take a few runs and then leave. Our neighbors have open reign. But my husband equates the strangers using our hill without asking, to us hopping in their pool without asking. A perfect analogy I think. It sure has been a good year for a little "Private" sledding.