Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Generosity Of Others

Neighbors down the street offered us a kiddie pool. Since the one we have is really meant for a one year old and we had already been discussing picking up a bigger one at the end of the season sales, we jumped at the offer. About a week later we swung by, checked it out and happily took it home. They took no money for it so I see me dropping off homemade baked goods very soon.
Anyway, yesterday, I finally got around to cleaning it up and our son was beyond giddy.

This is the only full shot I have the pool.

He spent a total of 5 hours in the pool with lunch and nap and snack in between. It was stunning out and he had an absolute blast.

The cool back story behind the pool was another neighbor had this for her three sons, the oldest is now in college, and she passed it onto our other neighbors whose two children are now in middle school. That same family also has an above ground pool so they no longer needed this one.

Other neighbors had gone to a huge antique sale and picked up a vintage radio flyer car for our son. They too shall be getting homemade baked goods.

These thoughtful pass alongs and gifts are incredibly sweet and helpful. We now don't need to buy a pool and all the water used goes into the garden when done. The car just adds to more outdoor fun and he really loves the horn.

Ain't it grand when people are so freakin' nice just because?



  1. What a sweet post! Needed that today with all the doom and gloom happening in the world. Thanks Fifi!

  2. Awww...so neat! Our neighbors have been like this as well. In a sometimes cold world it is so wonderful indeed that some people do care!
    Great pool! Glad the little guy is having a ball!