Taken Care Of

A few weeks ago the lady at the bakery around the corner asked me how my boys were.

Soon after that, the clerk at a store we have been in only once or twice before commented on how much Squish looks like his dad.

We’ve had a neighbor take to calling us the Dartmouth family. (I corrected him this morning — we’re actually the BYU family. He had misremembered Manchild’s favorite hoodie.)

Our super, despite his thick accent and rough demeanor, has come through for us on more than one occasion and loves to tease the boys as much as he loves to scare them.

And there have been many other neighbors who have let me know, in one way or another, that they see me. They see us. And though I am often too preoccupied with the boys to notice them as they watch us go by day after day through their windows or from their stoops, I feel taken care of. I feel like they have my back.

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4 Comments

  1. I get this. I really do. It is so important to feel a part of your surroundings/community. To fill supported in any small measure.

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    lizzie Reply:

    We won’t talk about how the day after I posted this someone was burned to death by her neighbor in the neighboring neighborhood . . . because it is very important to feel that support. So that’s what we’ll focus on.

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  2. I know exactly what you mean as well. This morning our neighbor, whom Eapen and I refer to as “Morgan Freeman” for his uncanny resemblance, gave me 2 Christmas decorated candy apples for “his girls”– our 1 and 3 year old!

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    lizzie Reply:

    I love the names you have for people whose names you don’t know. And I love that you have such generous neighbors.

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  3. For real. I love all of my neighbors. We sure do have different lifestyles, but I know that every day I’ll have someone ask “how ya doin’ Miss Lady?”

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    lizzie Reply:

    And then they’ll ask you for your number/hand in marriage.

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  4. That is impressive! I think it says something about the four of you and the fabulous vibe you send to the universe (or maybe it’s the way you light up your neighborhood with a good spirit). I must add, I hope that if you decide to move and you come light up my neighborhood sometime soon. : )

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    lizzie Reply:

    I’d love to move to your neighborhood, too Lindsay. I must say, however, that I think it might be our bright white skin than any sort of vibe we have that lights up the neighborhood. Just sayin’.

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