Over the course of these years, we (Trish and I) have been prone to say things like:
"Let's have Sam and Melissa over tonight!"
"Let's have Sam and Melissa over tomorrow!"
and my personal favorite...
"Hey, how come we didn't have Sam and Melissa over like we said we would?"
We assume that Sam and Melissa have a magic mind-reading device that will tell them we are interested in having them over. We must assume that, because we've never called.
Now, the fact that we haven't really spent any time getting to know our own next door neighbors wouldn't be so bad if they were, say, 80 years old. Or horrible people. Or grizzly bears.
Sam and Melissa are none of those things. They are great people who are not only our age, but have a little girl that is Grayson's age. Yes, I am planning an arranged marriage. Melissa may be a bit old for Grayson though.
Getting to know our neighbors: Something we should have done years ago, but better late than never. It was actually even better than we figured it would be, as Melissa taught us that salad can actually taste great, and we found that we are not the only parents who are slightly over-paranoid for our child. We learned also that they share a pretty strong passion for music. We're going to try and hit up a local concert sometime together.
Great night, but it really should have happened a long time ago. Now that I have done it, I can be completely hypocritical and say that everyone should do it. Do you know your neighbors? For SHAME!
|Post dinner with Sam and Melissa. They came over even though|
they just had a baby, which judging from the size, is still in the womb.