Monday, February 21, 2011

Swingset...oh how we miss thee...

All-in-all the boys say that they love the new house. However, the blast of spring weather we had this week led them to notice that the following item didn't come with us through the move:

They are not pleased, especially Me Too. He demanded we move back to our old house.

We explained to the boys that there is a public playground right across the street alleviating our need for our own play equipment. Kal-El, ever the negotiator, has come up with a list of reasons we should use BOTH.

We know it would be ridiculous to do so, but we liked the one we had so much that I've thought about building a new one from scratch (because we do still own the building plans). We also could order something similar from someplace that carries swingsets for kids. My husband vividly recalls the weeks he spent assembling the last one and has vetoed both of those options for now.

The boys are eyeing up the one in the neighbor's backyard (like this)...literally five feet from our lot line. Just how do you explain to a 3 yo and 5 yo that they cannot play on the tantalizing equipment practically in their backyard? I'm sure some of you are in a similar situation and might have some tips?

For now, I am kind of hoping that the neighbor (whose youngest daughter is ten) is about ready to part with it. It would be a lot easier to move that one over ten feet than to start from scratch. I'll keep my fingers crossed. In the meantime, are there some kind of rules of etiquette for using a neighbor's playset?

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1 comment:

  1. Ask them this spring if they are willing to sell it:)