It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood
and I was excited
Just last week I met our neighbors. They moved next door in January. Why I only met them this week? ( I don't want to talk about it )
The mom and dad and two little girls were very friendly and before I knew it, I had told the littles I would have a tea party, by the fence.
Got permission from Mom, placed the yard sticks on the ground for "good measure" and today was the day
Hubby helped with some of the grunt work.
Using what is in the cupboard and pleasing a 5 1/2 year old and a two year old means no pressure. And prepacked, to be safest.
Social distancing and
Here they come
A little tree climbing
And then... time to say goodbye
My take away:
The simple pleasures of children, priceless.
The confidence and assurance that they had permission to help themselves to all that is set before them...a reflection of the sweet family values.
When you give a little joy to someone the joy comes right back
And, a feeling of being..the old lady that lives next door.
(BTW, just found a thank you picture at my front door. And two more pieces of Dove chocolate. This little gal knows how to spell and draw ... in the picture, her mom in pants, me in a dress, her sister in a pink dress, and she was in white with blue edge trim.... just like yesterday )
I am pretty sure we will "party " again, soon.
I live an exciting life