Things got even more interesting this week when my daughter and her friend set off the neighbor's burglar alarm! If it didn't hurt my ribs so much to laugh, I might have fallen over in hysterics over this one!
When their friend didn't answer the doorbell, the girls knocked, unaware of the fact that the front door wasn't latched, causing it to swing open, setting off the alarm.
Scared out of their minds, they ran back to my house. Coincidentally, at that very moment, sirens (unrelated to the "break in") blared on the main street outside our neighborhood and the poor girls thought for sure they were going to jail. They came running up the front walk, literally screaming for me, trying to explain the sirens and alarm and how it was all just an accident.
After I managed to get a somewhat coherent explanation, I was able to contact the neighbor who told me how to turn off the alarm.
But then the capper, just as the girls started to calm down, the police showed up at the neighbor's house to inspect the area. If you could've seen their poor faces...I assured them it was only a precaution and that they were NOT going to get arrested.
Oh the fun we have in the suburbs!