"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Friday, July 12, 2013

Neighbor Kids

There is a nice family living across the street from where I have been living. Seven children, some not living at home now, but the three youngest are about 10, 8, and 5.

Those three youngest kids would take care of my cat when I would be out of town. They are Lola's  catsitters. And they took the job seriously. They would come over in the morning and clean the cat box and put fresh water and dry food in the bowls. Then each evening they would repeat the tasks. Their mom would private message me on my facebook page with updates of how Lola was doing.

Sometimes when I would walk out the door and head to the car, one or all of the kids would say "Hi, CiCi, how is Lola?"  Or, "Do you want to see the worm we found?"

One day this week after taking a car load to the new place, I returned home to find a bag hanging on my door. A hand written note was taped to the front of the bag that says To CiCi from each child's first name and then their last name. Inside are notes from each of the three children, loving and sweet notes as well as pictures they drew and painted for me. And the present was a plastic container of berries they picked in their yard.

Thank goodness this is a very small town. I would be sad to think I wouldn't see these kids again. They would sometimes ask if I needed help carrying something. I think I will keep this bag and notes for a long time.

11 comments:

Ms. A said...

Awwww, how sweet, Cici! Bet they are going to miss you and Lola!

Rock Chef said...

That is so sweet. We see so much bad stuff about youngsters these days, it is good to see that there are still good ones out there!

Brian Miller said...

that is so cool...the way it should be, you know...kids show us the way back perhaps...smiles.

DJan said...

How very sweet! You are blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. Makes me sad to think they won't be right there any more. But as you said, you'll still see them. :-)

Jeanie said...

It sounds like they will miss you as much as you will miss them, but at least you will get to see them sometimes.

Abby said...

What a sweet thing! I sometimes worry about "kids these days" being so disrespectful and ungrateful. Not these! Good parenting going on at that house.

dkzody said...

What wonderful neighbors. You are indeed blessed. Too bad you can't move them along with you as it sounds like they cheer and brighten your daily routine.

Stephen Hayes said...

You really lucked out. What a sweet family.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Well aren't they the sweet neighbor kids a girl could ever ask for! How lovely of them to write you notes and make you pictures. I'm happy you live so close to such good people.

Sorry to read your prior post about the disappointing landlord. I hope by the time you read this, all's well, cleaned and ready for you to move your furniture and things in. If not, perhaps a refund is in order?

Moving is never an easy process but I hope you're in the new place a good long while and love every minute of it.

xo jj

terri said...

It's wonderful that you have neighbors who are friendly and caring. My neighborhood is full of people like that. I often think how lonely it would feel if we lived in a place where neighbors didn't talk to or care about each other.

Hilary said...

Somebody raised those babies right. And somebody sweet has earned their friendship. You all lucked out.