So I mentioned earlier how our neighbor children have been coming around the house. It's gotten so we can't even go out to the car without someone coming over wanting to play. It's mostly fine, sometimes a little annoying. One thing that bothers me is that one neighbor's daughters are always eating some sort of junk food and trying to share it with my kids. I keep junk food at a minimum with my kids. I don't let them chew gum or drink pop. That's what ruined my teeth. Juice ruined Joshua's teeth.
Their little girl that starts Kindergarten next year has rotting front teeth. It's so sad. The dad just spent a few thousand on a new porch because their last one broke, instead of taking her to a dentist. Just makes my heart hurt for her. This morning she came over in the morning with a bag of M&M's. I wouldn't let my kids have any until after lunch, and then I only let them have a handful.
I've told them several times not to give my kids gum, and then have found Joy with gum. The older two tell them "no thank you", but Joy hasn't learned to say that yet. I've told my kids now that if I find her with gum again, they will not be allowed to play here anymore.
That's sad, because it's been nice to have kids around for my kids to play with.