Mid November we moved into an apartment, and we're actually quite blessed to have some fabulous neighbors. There is something that is beginning to bug me. One of the neighbor girls that is in my son's class at school and church keeps trying to daily invite herself over for dinner. I don't mind now and then, and I sure as heck don't mind babysitting, but this child is starting to drive me nuts. This wouldn't be an issue but they just came back from a road trip where they attended a funeral for an adult family member. I want to be compassionate about the loss, but also want to make clear that I'm a little annoyed about the girl always trying to invite herself over for dinner.
Tact is NOT one of my strong suits.
It sounds to me like a child starving not only for food but for affection, I had a little girl who was 3, that did this on a regular basis, first thing in the morning when she woke before even having breakfast she knocked at my door, I gladly let her in, and she shared what we were eating. I think this little girl is in her own way complementing the life you all share and wants some of it for her, it was a compliment to me when my neighbor preferred to be with us than with her own family, maybe if you look at it this way, it would not bother you so much. I am sure it won't be for much longer, they grow up so fast...but in the mean time why not give a bit of what she is looking for, what harm can it do?
Just recently the little neighbor turned woman came to visit me and we laughed over a cup of coffee, remembering the old days.....
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