Thursday, September 09, 2010

the kids are driving us crazy

our back deck looks over a schoolyard. with the way the sound carries up the hill, you'd think our back deck WAS the schoolyard. even though no one in this house is "back to school", with the bells going at 8:45am, noon, and 2:30pm, there's still an air of back to school here.

every morning this week, as the kids gather in the yard waiting for the bell to ring so that they can go inside, ben stands on the deck whining and pointing. at first, i thought he wanted to go play in the backyard so i got his socks and shoes on and opened the gate. i set him on the grass and he pointed and whined some more towards the sound of kids. don't want to be in OUR yard - you want to be in the SCHOOLyard. he can't even SEE the kids in down the hill because he is too short but he can hear them loud and clear. he knows that somewhere down there, kids are having a good time and he wants to be a part of it.

it's throwing our whole morning off. i think tomorrow we'll have to just go down there, pick a blond kid and pretend he's my older son so that this baby can play with the big kids.

1 comment:

----------------------------------- said...

That is way to cute! You totally should! Ben is such a handsome little man!