We have the best neighbors ever. (And friends too! But this is just about the neighbors)
No, seriously we do.
The house next to us has changed owners 5 times in the 10 years we have lived here. We try not to take it personally.
A few owners ago, when we found out they were selling, I told Ben, "Yes, it's sad, but I think we can do better." (If you are reading Connie, NOT YOU GUYS)
Ben "Do better? These guys are great."
Me "They are a pair of fives. They are good but we can get better."
And we got better. And other houses have turned over and we have gotten better neighbors there too.
We have a cul-de-sac of full houses and a few straight flushes.
In the summer the kids play together all day. The parents enjoy adult beverages and conversation on various front porches. The cul-de-sac is filled with sidewalk chalk art, until the next rain storm. We have even talked about getting a projector to show movies on the garage door.
We get together for Happy Hour Fridays, no invitation neccessary, just come over, the porch is always open. We get together for holidays. We get together to play cards. We get together just to get together.
When Carter "went missing" this week. One neighbor took off one way in her car AND the other neighbor took Hayden, BEFORE I COULD EVEN ASK!
There are fantastic teenage babysitters RIGHT NEXT DOOR.
We have a neighborhood watch, sort of.
Have to run a quick errand? One of the neighbors would be happy to keep the kids.
Running late and can't meet the bus? One of the neighbors will pick the kids up for you.
It's your anniversary and you are low on cash to pay a sitter? No worries, the neighbors VOLUNTEERED to watch the kids so you could go out.
Besides being REALLY lucky in the neighbor department, I think our street ROCKS because of the cul-de-sac and the front porches. The kids play out front, you get to know your neighbors. You can sit and visit on the porch while they play.
Do you know your neighbors? Do you have a front porch? Any thoughts?
I have had a lot of visitors to the blog lately and very few comments. I am starting to get a complex. Please comment. I am starving for attention.
I love our porch!