Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hosting other kids

Yesterday we ended up with several extra kids around. It was a good thing all the way around, keeping the kids off the electronics for a while, participating in a couple of rounds of Monopoly, followed by a trip to the park to play tennis, picking up a couple of other kids, then to the water ice stand and back again. Two of the extras stayed with us for dinner and in fact, all night. You can't plan these things. They require letting your kids roam a bit, encouraging them to stop by friends' houses to say hello. I'm thankful we live in an area where I have no fear about their doing these kinds of things.