Our kids have transformed the driveway into a mini bike park and in doing so, seem to have further cemented the merging of families with the neighbors.
Rare is the day when we find ourselves being “just” the five of us. More often than not, Rowan is here on his bike or the kids are playing some complicated games of insert-name-here. Anja and Sophie can usually be found squirreled away somewhere, raising a family of snails or raiding each other’s’ closets. In fact, Anja decided to move there last week. All 5 kids helped her pack.
Editor’s note: she didn’t go through with it.
Do they fight? Sure. But don’t all families?
I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every day, I’m thankful that my kids have the comfort of knowing they have another family steps away, across the street. We rely on each other for help, laughs, advice and friendship.
Living in a small, amazing community really does have its perks.