So we are just pulling in from picking up MB from camp and me from my run.
We see our neighbors out on the skateboard and so MB runs out to say hi.
Not more than 10 min later we had 3 more neighbors join us and were having a regular block party play-date.
There were skateboards, scooters, hula hoops, jump ropes, double dutch, chalk bubbles…and even some gingerbread cookie decorating.
9 kids in total, 1 dad, 2-4 mom’s depending on who was taking a shower…..and a full 2 hours outside running out the rest of the sugar that was in their system.
I never grew up in a neighborhood like this.
While I have no complaints about my childhood…we had the beach instead of neighbors…I have gotten used to the ‘burbs and am enjoying it. Kids playing in the streets…having so many friends around as easy play-dates, really doesn’t get much better than this.
Oh but wait it does….as I sat outside I realized that this time last year I was rotating inside a mini-van while the kids sled in -10 degree weather. We wouldn’t be outside chilling like this.
So 2 points for the neighborhood and 2 points for warmer weather.
Now off to enjoy the zoo-lights without freezing my butt!