Today we had to say goodbye to our neighbors. The husband has been working in Taiwan for the last year and a half and after being home for a few weeks they wanted him back. This time the family decided they wanted to go with him. They leave tomorrow morning. It will be a great experience for them.
One of the kids is our little neighbor “Baby”, that is what Buggy always calls her. Buggy and Baby have been inseparable all summer. Despite the fact that Baby is 6 and Buggy is 3, the girls are like sisters. Although Baby has an older sister and brother she has always wanted a baby sister and has certainly treated my daughter as one. There are two other kids in the neighborhood, a two year old girl and boy. We don’t really talk or hang out with the two year old girl even though I’ve invited her many times and she lives right across the street.
Saying goodbye was really hard. Because they also had a dog, my boxer is loosing her friend as well. They would take Buggy when I needed a break and I would do the same for her. So it’s a triple loss for me – my neighbor I chat with, Buggy’s friend and my dog’s playmate. I don’t talk to my other neighbors or hang out like I do with this one. We’ve done many things this summer together with the kids.
I cried. I cried not only because I am loosing my only neighbor I hang out with -we have been neighbors for 10 years but she’s been there for me when I needed someone to feed the dogs, to watch Buggy or go for walks with the kids and dogs. We really helped each other out but mostly I cried because Buggy is loosing her friend, her “sister”. It will break my heart when Buggy will ask if Baby can come over. She always got so excited to show her whatever new thing she got.We probably won’t see Baby for a year but we do plan on skype.
Yup, saying goodbye really sucks!