As much as I'm struggling working from home with my two boys this summer, adding a third child into the mix is helping ease their summer boredom. "Neighborhood Kid" (as he shall be named) seems to diffuse the sibling rivalry between my kids, and his novel presence in our home has become a perfectly adequate substitution for my undivided attention.
While I'm thankful for Neighborhood Kid's ability to keep my kids occupied and bring my oldest son out of his shell, I'm learning things about the strangeness of our household that I never realized. Here are the 7 stages I've gone through to deal with having neighborhood kids over:
- By Lori Garcia
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