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Meet the neighbors: Part I

12/06/2012

So I’m in the kitchen putting some supper together. The kitchen overlooks our backyard and the neighbor kids, Daniella and Dougy, are playing with a couple of friends on the deck. One of the friends pushes his head up against the screen door:

Kid: Hey there.

Me: Hey, how’s it going?

Kid: OK. What are you doing?

Me: Cooking supper.

Kid: Oh. Can I come in?

Me: No.

Kid: I just want to sit down.

Me: Sorry. You can’t come in.

Kid: Why not?

Me: Your parents probably want you to come home for supper

Kid: I live with my grandma.

Me: Oh, where’s your mom and dad?

Kid: My mom’s at work and my dad’s in jail.

Me……..Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. What did he do?

Kid: He stole some stuff…..and killed somebody.

At this point a girl materializes at the door. She was a little older. Maybe third grade.

Girl: He didn’t KILL anybody.

Kid: OK. But he stole some stuff

Girl: Yeah, he stole stuff.

Me (to the girl): Are you his sister?

Girl: No. His mom’s my aunt.

Me: OK, so you’re cousins?

Boy: We’re staying with my grandma

Me: Where does your grandma live?

Boy: Over there, behind that house.

Me: OK. Well, You better go home now.

Surprisingly the kids left the back door. I didn’t pay much more attention to them afterwards.

A couple of days later Jen talked to next door neighbor Tina about Daniella and Dougy’s playmates. Tina said she didn’t mind them playing in the back yard but she wouldn’t let her kids go down the street to visit their new friends.

I guess around here you gotta be able to see what’s going on from your kitchen window.

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  1. Julia permalink

    funny

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