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Time For Some Kick Ball!

Last night, we hosted an impromptu game of kick ball on our front lawn with our neighbors.  I was inclined to do some yard work when I came out of the house after dinner, but I couldn’t resist the chance to get into the game that was starting to form with the neighborhood kids.  It was fun, and it was so nice to hang out with the neighbors and to play with the kids.

It seems like we’re always running in a million different directions, and we miss out on the basic fun and the relationships with those who live close to us.  It would have been easy for me to let this opportunity pass and to continue on with my original agenda.  After kickball, the adults chatted on our front porch while the kids played another game.  It was great to share about the end of the school year and our plans for the summer.

It seems so simple, but these are the times to hold onto.  Our kids grow up so fast.  I want to make the most of the times like this.

What games did you play in your neighborhood as a kid?


June 15, 2011 - Posted by | experiences, life, neighborhood, thoughts


  1. Wiffle Ball was a favorite of mine.

    Comment by adam | June 15, 2011 | Reply

  2. Awesome, I loved Kickball. We played roller hockey a lot as kids…. snapped on our roller blades, use some goals/nets that my dad built out of PVC pipes, and played in the street. It was great!

    Comment by Dustin | June 15, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’m smiling at you, Jon! Keep having fun with your kids, Leanne and your neighbors, etc, etc! Love to you all:) Hugs from Texas…..

    Comment by Mom | June 27, 2011 | Reply

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