Self Explanatory

I live in a very cute neighborhood. Well, it’s actually a small town, but it’s got lots of good stuff that I can walk to including schools, the library, a park, some restaurants and a grocery. Most of the neighbors are older people who moved here to retire, but around the time that Hubby and I moved in, another couple did too.

I didn’t know them very well, but they were about our age, lived on our street, and thought it would be great if we could be friends. They were young, we were young, we both obviously had great taste in streets. It was a match made it heaven, right?

paint perfect couple

Perfect Couple

Not only that, but a year after we moved in, they had a baby! I know this, not because I’m a stalker (which I am, but only on Facebook), but because I drive past their house in order to get out of town. A baby! They had a baby, hubby and I had a baby–it was perfect. Yes?

Bird Family

Bird Family

But it never really happened. They’re local business owners, and very busy, and we run into them here and there, but that was about it, and after a while I settled into my thing and stopped dreaming about neighborly barbeques.

The other day Mrs. Perfect was walking down the street, pushing a stroller and in about five seconds the following happened:

paint august in diaper

August walked out wearing only a diaper. This is a common occurrence at my house. The kids always start out in clothes, but things happen and I don’t bother to re-dress them because life is short and my laundry pile is large. I can see, however, how this might come off as a little less than classy.

paint busterThen Buster, my painfully annoying dog began howling at Mrs. Perfect because she had a little dog with her. Buster is not good at making friends.

paint louie porch

And then Louie got so excited about the little dog with Mrs. Perfect that he actually FELL OFF THE PORCH. We have a ton of mulch around the porch in case this happens, but seriously that never happens. He was fine except he was lying in our garden and howling.

And all of this got me thinking that maybe there’s a good reason why all my friends live in the computer.

If you know what I mean.

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  1. HA!
    There are times when I’d take my computer friends over my real life friends; just don’t tell my real life friends that.

  2. Absolutely.

    Your incredibly perfect, beautiful and very fit and slender computer friend Elizabeth

  3. Shannon says:

    Internet friends are awesome.

  4. Ha! Which one of your boys peed on my foot when I crashed your house? And I still like you in real life. Perfection gets in the way of fun…just remember that.

  5. We’d be besties if I lived on your street. I’m not perfect either… πŸ˜‰

  6. i like the drawings! they’re perfect.

  7. This is my life…only you said it way better than I could!

  8. Funny. I’ve lived here seventeen years and don’t know a single neighbor. I think they are all weird.

  9. I totally know what you mean! I don’t have any friends in my neighborhood either! LOL! Just found you from Chasing Rainbow’s facebook share! Love your writing!

  10. hahahah
    Murphy’s Law if it would happen it is going to happen in front of company. LOL
    And if she frowned at that display then Mrs. Perfect is not worth it πŸ˜€
    Love the illustrated my talented internet friend.

  11. Oh my gosh! I know exactly what you mean! We are supposed to meet up with some blogging friends who are coming into town and I’m freaking out that we might not live up to their expectations!

  12. I was beginning to think I was the only one that real life ever happens to. I wonder what my neighbors think of me, and my kids, half naked and covered in paint, eating pizza in a tree. And not a very big tree at that.

  13. Oh my goodness!!!! LOVE IT!! Very true about me also.