Sunday, January 01, 2006
A good year so far
My supermodel wife and I had planned a quit New Year's Eve with our neighbors. We figured their two kids (5-year-old and 2-year-old) would have a good time playing with our 3-year-old daughter while we played cards, watched the ball drop, drank Champagne, etc.
Little did I know that there's no such thing as a quiet evening with my neighbors' kids.
I swear this is not an exaggeration. Within five minutes of the kids coming over, they had every single toy, crayon and stuffed animal my daughter owns out on her bedroom floor. You couldn't walk through the room. You could barely open the door.
Five minutes. It was like the Tasmanian Devil went whirlwind in the room.
Now don't get me wrong, we've got great neighbors. Terrific people, you couldn't ask for better neighbors to live next door to. But man, those kids.
Anyway, a quiet night at home wasn't to be had. But regardless, it has been a good year so far.
tagged: Happy New Year, kids, neighbors