This week was supposed to be spring break for kids in Arlington. We have 4 families on our street with young kids ranging from 3-8 and I’ve noticed that the novelty of our new reality is wearing off (for my kids at least). With fun family travel plans cancelled it seems like a lot of people are feeling a little down this week.
I needed to go to the store for some staples and decided to hit the seasonal and toy departments for a few minutes before I left, getting small toys, games, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and glow sticks for all the kids on our street. After a solid spray with Lysol, we made care packages and dropped them off with handmade cards addressed to each child. I got texts from the parents I know that it made their kids’ day, which felt great. It has been fun for our family to see the colorful chalk in everyone’s driveway the last couple days and see kids running around with bubbles.
It brightened my day to bring a little unexpected joy to the neighborhood kids and my boys enjoyed making the cards and doing something nice for the other kids even if they can’t play with them.