The other day, I looked through the screen door to see Henry and his neighbor friend. They seemed to be taking a break from the landscaping game and were deep in conversation over a chalk drawing.
Our kids have been lucky to grow up in a neighborhood full of kids. Ok, most of them belong to me but there is usually always someone around to ride bikes, make chalk drawings, swing or just hang out on the porch. It's usually easy to gather a group for night games. Individually, there is someone for every age and better still, as a group, they (usually) all get along famously and look out for one another.
Of course, the kids have friends from school and family friends, but there is something unique about a neighbor friend. It's comforting to know that as they move towards middle school and high school, there are still those friends that in some ways, know them best.
6 days ago