The Day we Met the Neighbors

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October 1, 2012 by mamacravings

We are in the process of moving. We are buying our first house and are feeling all of the excitement and stresses that come with such a big step for our family.

Just a few days ago, we were in the process of moving boxes. One mountain of boxes in our old house gradually became another mountain of boxes in our new house.

We were sweaty, our arms ached, and we were happy. Eli bounced from room-to-room declaring each one as his own. HeΒ somersaulted through the empty rooms and raced his tricycle from one end to the next.

We were beginning to wind down our box marathon, when I noticed a collection of neighbors standing outside of the house.

I began my rounds of “How are you?” and “Yes, it is a nice neighborhood.” Each neighbor was introduced and their homes pointed out.

One neighbor smiled and said, “So, you have kids.”

I replied, “Oh yes,we have one. Little Eli is 2 1/2. He is…” I turned to find him.

And there he stood, his pants and his choo-choo train underwear hanging about his ankles. His hands were on his hips and he laughed at the breeze tickling his bare skin. His grin stretched from ear-to-ear as he exclaimed, “Look, Mama! I tee-tees the grass.”

Yes, perfect little suburban neighborhood with houses all in a row, we are moving in. And we’re bringing the 2 year-old with us.

 

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42 thoughts on “The Day we Met the Neighbors

  1. elanahalberstadt says:

    It’s a little boy’s right to claim his yard. Congrats and good luck settling in.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hahahaha!! Welcome to the neighborhood! That’s hilarious!!

  3. hahahahah! Thank you for sharing this!!!! hahaha! So awesome.

  4. Meghan says:

    Hahah that’s hilarious!

  5. boomiebol says:

    Hahaha!!! Bless his heart

  6. auntie k says:

    haha, great first impression! They must be so excited for Little Eli to move into the neighborhood!

  7. aif2009 says:

    Hahaa, love it. Did you take a picture? And, congratulations on the big move! Home ownership is stressful, a pain frequently, but most of all, so fulfilling to be HOME!

    • mamacravings says:

      I mostly just stood there with my jaw dropped. Lol! We’re very excited. It will be wonderful to have it finally done and the paperwork signed and to be officially home :))

  8. Yes! Such a cute boy, I assume everyone was suitably charmed!

  9. mymotherlied2me says:

    I love this story!! Haha! At least your neighbors won’t forget who you are πŸ™‚

  10. Beth says:

    How funny and awful at the same time – kind of like raising kids often is! πŸ™‚

  11. lkfjelenjev says:

    It’s just like being in the movie “Stepford’s Wives” πŸ™‚

  12. brendayoder says:

    What a honest way to be connected with your new neighbors! Fun. real. Thanks for stopping by Life Beyond the Picket Fence!

  13. myorangevillanyc says:

    lol, great first impression! Great story and thanks for sharing!

  14. Somehow I’d missed this one but found it this morning when cleaning up my inbox. I laughed SO hard! Your Eli is such a little character! Never a dull moment, huh?

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