I'm working my way up from Friendly Neighbor to Fun Neighbor.
My goal is Cool Neighbor.
During my cleaning this week, I found the long lost treat bags I prepared for Bandits "Treat or Trick" (reverse trick n or treat where we take treats to Bandits pet friends). I can't remember the reason we skipped this past year. Anyway, I came across the treat bags. The candy was toast. But Moggy liked the cat nip (and Bandit stole it from him and played with it as well). I almost threw out the two small bottles of bubbles because candy had melted on them.
Then I remembered the new guys. My neighbors from one of the Carolinas. They were playing outside when I came home tonight, so I asked the Mom if the kids could have them and she said yes.
Instant Fun Neighbor. 😁
I know I have sidewalk chalk somewhere--if I find it I may get a bump up to Cool Neighbor.
Or maybe not--I did lay down a couple rules with the bubbles:
1) no bubbles blown on Mama's car, Daddys truck, or my SUV.
2) when Braden spilled the bottle, his Mom said "Not a problem, we can make some more." But then he poured the rest out on purpose--still not a problem, I had given them the bubbles so they were theirs to do with what they please.
But then he decided to "cry" about it--before Mom could say anything, I popped up and told him "You can not cry when you pour it out on purpose." He stopped crying immediately.
He really is a great kid. They both are.
So, since I make and enforce rules, Cool Neighbor may take a little longer to achieve.