I'm so sad. :(
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Our neighbors are moving. :(
This is the young family with two small boys who live behind us. They moved in two weeks after us in April, 2008.
I know it sounds really stupid to be so sad over neighbors moving.
We've become really close with them. Surviving a two-foot snowstorm with no mail/no UPS/no garbage for 3 weeks the first winter. The boys staying over with us for a few nights while the parents were out of town on business. Having dinners together and laughing into the evening in the summer. Sending containers of soup and salsa and yummies back and forth. Picking up the boys from daycare or school. 4th of July Parties.
We knew Dad was looking and interviewing. The company they both work for has been really awful to them. They've made Mom travel almost nonstop since the beginning of January.
When they told me tonight I burst into tears. :(
I'm going to miss those little cushy, kissy cheeks, and getting out my crayons and the newly-printed-out coloring pages. I bought seeds today for 'snake gourds' that I hoped we would all paint together.
The parents are roughly my kids' ages, and both my kids have told me they're never having kids. That's okay, they have to make their own life choices.
I never thought I would WANT to have grandchildren - I wasn't too sure about having children, except they just SHOWED UP. :) Maybe it's the medication, eh? I do like these kids. No, I LOVE these kids. And THEIR kids.
They have to do what is best for their family, but my goodness, I'm going to miss them. :( Of course we'll visit and see each other again, but Dog, I like having them next door to me.
So for those of you who want to live next door to Auntie Ruby, I know of a house that's going on the market.
My husband is equally distraught. He says this is the first time he lived in a neighborhood where anyone cared about anyone else. He didn't think that even HAPPENED.
Thank you for listening.