Tuesday, October 18, 2016

- Helicopter Nana

Retrospective (11/20)

Patch #292 Many moons


J's favorite read-aloud during this visit.

Original Post 

My daughter's neighbors on either side and across the street all have kids ... a glorious total of twelve kids in four houses. After dinner last night, J and J's two best buddies Kelsi and Kendra came over to inspect the newly cleaned garage ...


"It's so organized," declared Kelsi.

Relatively unimpressed, Jackson pleaded, "Come on, let's play!"


And play they did, taking to the cul de sac where all the neighbors are well-accustomed to watching out for them ...


having an absolute blast ...


playing with wonderful abandon ...


I freaked ...

Later, as I apologized to my daughter she asked, "Don't you remember how you let us go totally unsupervised on Nina Lane?"

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Ha!

3 comments:

Dana said...

When my boys were three and five we moved to a suburban cul-de-sac full of kids their age. As long as they didn't leave the street they were free to play and the whole lot of them flitted about like a flock of birds. One minute there would be twelve kids in my yard and then they would be gone. It had some of the freedom I enjoyed as a child when we had acres of woods and beach to roam and only had to be home in time for dinner.

yvette dopheide said...

as we were living in an isolated house in the dunes, i was able to play free as a bird.
and beside that, i think the media makes us believe that everywhere are bad people.

Liz Ackert said...

Dana and Yvette - We share the memory of running free on sand by the sea.