Our neighbor kids across the street just moved in and are absolutely hilarious. It's two brothers and a little bitty sister. Trent once heard one brother tell the other "You're a lame-o!" I mean, come on, who calls someone a lame-o anymore? Lost art. Trent had a good giggle and went on with his grilling. One time I got home from work and saw big brother carrying little brother around by the waist...upside down. Just toting him around. No idea why. Another time big brother was poking around by the street picking up pecans and little brother was very, very busy keeping little bitty sister a safe distance from the road, under the pretense of hiding behind their trash can and peeking around it. If she tried to get out he would herd her back behind it and say "ssshhh" as if they were spies. The other day when I tried to go jogging, I went past their house and little brother gave me a very friendly "Hi!" from their front porch.
Our neighbor kids caddy corner to our back yard are two little girls, either sisters or our neighbor and her friend. These little girls have such creative minds when it comes to the games they play. When I was outside in the back yard painting the shelves for our laundry room remodel a while back, I was so, so amused and impressed by how well they played together, outside, in a back yard with no playground or toys or tv screens. "Such and such is chasing us, we have to run and hide behind that bush as fast as we can!" "Guess what animal I am. Ok now you be an animal and I'll guess what you are." "Ok let's both jump up and down and see who can jump up and down the longest." And the giggles, oh the giggles.
We are surrounded by cute, creative, playful children and I am so excited about that. Pretty soon we'll also have small children in our home and I hope our kids can fit right in with these funny, fun, creative neighbor kids. I have SUCH fond childhood memories of playing with the kids
Trent and I don't have 30 acres, the neighbors next to us don't either, and the neighbors next to them don't have a Pirate Swamp. But we've got a front yard that we'd love for a passel of our kids and neighbor kids to trample. We've got a shed they can use for Thumbs Up Club II meetings. And if they want to throw tennis balls over the roof, Trent can help them take that game up a few coolness notches and whip out his air canon.
Yeehaw! Bring on the kiddos!