Okay, I know you're probably thinking, "she has lost her ever loving mind!" but I really do have reason to celebrate (hopefully!). Let me explain. We moved into our current home about 11.5 years ago. During that time my neighbor and I have alternated having kids (she has three, I have two ) with ages stair stepping each other. Our kids range in age from 12 to 4. Our kids have grown up together and always played together. Here is the dilemma: she has all girls, I have a girl and a boy. You figured it out yet? Not all the time, but on some occasions there have been "only girl" type get togethers. I knew that would eventually happen but it has been a bit hard on the boy; he goes through little bouts of thinking they don't like him which is totally untrue, but hard to explain to a 6 year old.
Well, the house across the street has been for sale for quite some time now, but there's a family moving in this weekend and guess what? They have three boys! One is my daughter's age, one is just a bit younger than my son and there is another one who is about 4. I'm so excited at the possibility that Little Man will have some boys to play with. There IS a little boy down the street who comes down sometimes to play, but I get the impression sometimes that I am being used as a babysitter in that situation. Plus Little Man doesn't get along with him very well when they play inside.