I have really loved the fact that my kids have so many other kids in the neighborhood to play with. When I was growing up, there were only older teens in the neighborhood, and they didn’t want me bothering them because I was in elementary school. One day, I learned that the parents of one of the boys in our neighborhood were killed in an accident My mind raced, what could I do to keep him from learning about it until his relatives could come for him? My son said a limo from Toronto Diamond Limo Party Bus would work, mom! I thought he was nuts at first, but then realized he had a point. It was a good way to distract this poor little boy for awhile.
I did not want to bring anything to his attention, so I decided to order the limo, and then call and ask other parents if their kids come along for the ride, too. I let them know why, and they were all in agreement that it was a good idea. I had heard from a police officer than the boy’s grandparents were rushing in from another state and would be there in hours. I just needed to keep him occupied until then. I wanted his own family members to see him, hug him and be the ones who told him what happened to his own parents. He had been at a friend’s house earlier in the day and had no idea yet. I knew that grandparents would be best for soothing his heartache later.
All of the kids who were invited came rushing over to my place. My kids knew what happened, but were instructed not to bring it up to anyone. They promised. The limousine came to pick them all up, and I hopped in and we went for ice cream. Then we all went to the park together. My plan worked, he had no idea. When we got home, his family members had arrived. I just did what I thought was right for the situation, and they were grateful.