Friday, November 13, 2009

the line

we have great neighbors...we really do. i start with that because, well, sometimes i get a little frustrated and today is one of those vent a little days...but as i do it, i have to just laugh, because it is a little funny...

my neighbor has a great yard...she loves to garden. actually, gardening is her life. her yard has a million flowers, and always a new project going on.

the last one, i have to admit, is annoying me. i know that we have 4 kids and there are balls and shoes and toys a little bit everywhere. let's put it this way, its not a garden's a play spot.

apparently the swingset is an eye a garden she must put there.
i understand that we leave a mess or two, but to stake it off with large pieces of rusty metal rebarr, well, not a good idea. oh, did i mention it's right next to my swingset where my children play? a possible impalement waiting to happen.
no worries though, because the top of the metal is covered with a pop can. that's gonna work...and they won't pick that up and try to drink out of it at all...not my kids!
i'm annoyed. i'm not gonna lie. those little trees she's planting will be big...and then into the slide ladder. seriously...i can not just move the swingset!

oh well, the kids don't seem to mind...they just play.

maybe that's why jesus told us to be like the little know, not annoyed at the rebarr or the string or the intrusion of objects being planted on my property. the kids, well, they are just thrilled to play on the swingset, get into the muddy mess, jump ove the strings and test the boundaries of me and the neighbor...

maybe i should be a little more like the kids...that's it...i'm gonna go slide right now!!!
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carol said...

looks like your little swing house will soon be a tree house. Sorry about that. It is very close to the swings.

He & Me + 3 said...

Are you serious? that is just crazy my friend.

Kacey R. said...

Hmmmm. I'm trying to think of a clever remark but all I can come up with is SERIOUSLY? Rebar next to the swingset? Not to add fuel to your fire my friend, but that is pretty inconsiderate of your neighbor. Sorry about that. I'm going to come up with some crafty solution for this...maybe we can cut up some pool noodles to put over the rebar??? We could color coordinate them to match her garden. OOOH! Or the girlie pies could turn them in to pieces of artwork - foam padded safe artwork. LOL OK, I need to cut off the coffee,


Lindsay said...

Oh deary....perhaps just an opportunity to put up a nice TALL wood fence for you?! LOL :-) Well hey - at least she was thinking of safety (pop can) right?!

Have a wonderful weekend, friend!!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Kinda looks to me like she's planning on building a cement wall around it to make a planter? That's why you put rebar there. Right?

Well, so sorry about that! It is a little weird that you guys don't have fences in between your properties, but then again, I'm from California. :)

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

How do you make all of your pictures so beautiful? What do you use to edit them?

Jen said...

that is going a little far.

And I often feel bad for our neighbors b/c our yard is a mess. Always has been. Always will be.

Meaghan said...

it's the rebar that gets me! she's psycho

Becky said...

I seriously would have a friendly talk with her, and tell her your concerns of SAFTY!!!!

Ohmygosh that looks dangerous!!!!

Chris said...

Sliding smoothes away a lot of life's little imperfections.

(Just between you and me, I don't blame you for your annoyance).

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Yes, we do need to be like little children. but my job as a Mama is to make sure my child doesn't kill herself while being an innocent child. I'd be upset too. I'm guessing this woman doesn't have kids or her kids are long gone and grown? A mama with little ones wouldn't do that. sorry.

Debbie said...

That would be hard to accept. I give you lots of credit for trying!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Good lesson but I'd be hard pressed to ignore that too!

Carrie said...

Actually, those look like Arborvitae and they don't grow very large at all. Maybe 4-5 feet and they don't really spread. I tried to enlarge the pic, but it didn't get very big. If they are, you don't need to worry about it invading your swingset at all.

However, I think I'd talk to her about the rebar. My guess is she didn't even think about it at all.