Sunday, August 22, 2010
The neighbours kids. Here's one for you.
In our old house we had a fabulous family who lived next door with 2 little guys the same age as our little guys and we kinda had an easy weekend mix of them playing at and trashing our house, before they'd run back together, to the neighbours where they'd all do the same playing and trashing there. There seemed to be an unspoken "hour or so" rule, where one of us would go and retrieve our children and this would carry on a few times during the day. Noone ever felt we were imposing our children on each other. It always just worked seamlessly.
Now our new house, hmmm, there is a little guy who lives next door, in between my guys age, and a nice little kid. Problem is, he seems to come over and stay for hours, like half a day hours. Blimey. What to do? Everyone is happy, they all play nicely, it keeps my guys happy, but I still feel a bit ripped off. Not once have my guys been asked over or even seen inside their house. The parents just leave him with us, and get on with their day, without their only child, while we add another to our crazy mix.
What do you think....? Is there an unspoken rule that you either need to a) retrieve your child b) attempt to retrieve your child or c) offer up massive amounts of gratitude and compliments for looking after their child so beautifully.
I'm guessing d) All of the above is the right answer to that!
Do I need a chill pill or am I on the button?
Labels: Bit of fun