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A Neighbourly Day In The Neighbourhood [Jul. 27th, 2008|09:46 am]
Tony Grist
The child next door was offered a choice of babysitters. She could have us- her left-hand neighbours- or a cool teenage girl- one of her right-hand neighbours- and she chose us! That's my idea of social success.  If the queen herself had offered me a knighthood I couldn't have been more proud. 

Apparently we let her do whatever she wants. 

This is getting to be a friendly neighbourhood. I go out front to cut the hedge and I get into conversation after conversation. Or maybe it's just me that's friendlier than I used to be. 
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[User Picture]From: aellia
2008-07-27 11:17 am (UTC)
The child chose well!
I am as pleased to hear that as you were :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 12:58 pm (UTC)
I take it as a sign that we now belong to the grandparently generation-
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2008-07-27 02:17 pm (UTC)
There you go! Grandparents are more fun! That's what I used to tell my youngest, who would cry every time my mother in law picked him up (while he was an infant, not later).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm old enough to be a grandparent, but none of my kids have been forthcoming- yet.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2008-07-27 02:18 pm (UTC)
That's sweet.
:)
She chose well, I think.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'd like to think so.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2008-07-27 02:23 pm (UTC)
But of course she chose you! You are COOL. :^)

Enjoy those friendly neighbors. That's the way to live life!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 03:29 pm (UTC)
We live in a terrace- with all the houses joined up- so it's important we get on well together.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2008-07-27 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely!
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From: tinceiri
2008-07-27 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's pretty sweet. How long have you been in this new neighborhood?
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2008-07-27 04:47 pm (UTC)
A surprising number of kids think hanging out with old people is cool. Did you and Ailz go to her or did she go to you?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 06:08 pm (UTC)
I've lived in this neighbourhood for over twenty years; it's the neighbours who change.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
We went to hers- and she demonstrated her wii for us. I had a go, but just couldn't get the hang of the controls.

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[User Picture]From: zoe_1418
2008-07-27 06:55 pm (UTC)
I love it when neighborhoods are real communities!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-27 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed!
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2008-07-27 06:58 pm (UTC)
That was a true compliment.

I'm glad your neighborhood is friendly!

Tony, please read my post--we have awful news in our own neighborhood.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2008-07-28 04:24 am (UTC)
Any child in their right mind would choose me over a teenager. I am much cooler than most teenagers, and kids know it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-28 08:38 am (UTC)
Teenagers have only just graduated from childhood themselves and are likely to regard children as boring.
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[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2008-07-28 04:55 am (UTC)
That's very sweet!
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