There are several children that live right near us at the end our housing development. While there isn't a cul-de-sac those kids play in a safe area at the end of the street right by our house. They had not been interested in playing with Tyler because of the age difference. For example, the youngest of the group is in 1st grade and her name is Madison. Actually, Madison and Tyler have played together a few times. But I digress....
Rick and Tyler play hockey in the garage almost everyday. Yesterday, The other kids saw them playing and the next thing we knew Rick, Tyler, and the kids were playing hockey in the street. Rick brought out all the hockey sticks he had, which was four. "Why don't you have more," asked one of the boys. Rick also brought out the hockey puck and the goal net. They were out there for over an hour and a half. Rick said they all played really well together.
Today at 5:00pm the doorbell rang. "Can Tyler come out and play?" It was SO CUTE. This girl who had to be at least in 2nd or 3rd grade asked to play with Tyler. I think they all wanted to play hockey. I told her we'd come out in a few minutes because I was cooking dinner. Well, they all went inside within about 10 minutes as it was getting a bit dark and rather chilly. I'm glad all of the children have found a common activity that seems to stretch across all of their different ages. :-)
1 year ago