It's that time of year when high school seniors across the country are doing what teenagers do best: pranks. I know all adults are supposed to frown on these antics, but quite frankly some are pretty creative--and just plain funny.
In Chicago, ten boys dressed in banana costumes were chased by another boy wearing a gorilla costume. Just plain funny and no one was hurt, right? Well, the boys got a seven day suspension for their comic relief from high school.
One of my sons let a chicken loose in the school hallway, in addition to a few tree frogs. The principal and I both put on our "serious" faces in front of my son, but did have to chuckle behind the princpal's closed door. Well, until the school's biology teacher called me, totally upset that these animals were traumatized by being let loose in a school. I didn't tell her we eat chicken at our house.
Not long ago an El Paso county school district had to start school two hours late because the air had been let out of about a hundred bus tires. Peak to Peak had their entire soccer field forked by seniors. A nearby school had about a hundred white mice, backs painted with the senior's graduation year, let loose in the school. And my dear nephew who lives in Montana (with a great sense of humor, by the way), couldn't walk in his graduation ceremony because he'd ridden his motorcycle down the hallway.
I certainly wouldn't promote vandalism or anything illegal, but some senior pranks are just plain funny. Let teens be teens and have a little fun as they leave the security of their parent's homes and high school behind to step out into the unknown. And if you hear of any good senior pranks, I'd love to hear about them!