I have a rule that they can only play outside. We weren't doing the whole go into each other's house thing. I didn't mind if they came here, but I for sure didn't want my kids going inside over there. Today, I started thinking about that though - thinking about MY childhood and MY summers with my friends. For a second, I felt like I had been punched in the guy. Was it not just like a few years ago that I was in my childhood? Playing ALL DAY LONG? It seems like it was literally just a few years ago. I did the math, and it was
So I may change my rule a little - I am not sure I am quite ready for my kids to play at someone elses house, but the kids are welcome to play at ours. They have been playing for a while now, and it is going great! I am so grateful that my kids have friends. What a fun summer we have to look forward to!
A funny story - the boys were drawing comics all morning on the front porch. Jackson mentioned that they were going to "sell" them. I laughed and said great idea. Well, I had NO clue he actually meant it. He came inside with $1.00 in quarters. I asked him where he got it, and he told me from the neighbor across the street! LOL! Crazy kid went across the street (thank God for the cul-de-sac) and sold his drawings! Can you imagine what the lady that bought them thought? hahahahhaha. Cracks me up thinking about it! Maybe he has a little Virgil (father in law) in him after all! I need to put that kid to work raising money to bring Jessica home! LOL!