In my efforts to conserve money now that we're down to one income, I've been sun drying our laundry. They come out smelling fresh and feeling crisp. I put the diapers through the dryer for a few minutes to soften them up so they aren't so stiff against our baby's bottom.
With the heat and the starting of the teething, Burl has been wanting to combine three of his favorite activities: Walking around, being outside, and nursing. We've been spending lots of time outside doing just that, nursing while I walk him around. Oh, and he's naked more often too. I can't blame the kid, I would probably want to do the same thing.
I hope our neighbors don't mind, although I really don't care if they do, I'll do what it takes to keep our hot, teething baby happy. It may seem a little redneck, but let's review our neighbors:
The ones to our right have a teenage son that smokes in his backyard and throws his cigarettes in our yard, classy.
To the right, our neighbors have yappy dogs that don't get much attention and bark at us whenever we go outside because they're so bored :(.
Behind us the lady stands at her front door, looks through our windows and waves at us. She's caught us a few times indecent and doesn't look away. They also have a neglected dog that barks at us.
And our neighbors in front have raging Corona, Karaoke parties weekly. They have over 50 cars in their yard, literally, that spill over into parking in front of our house. They grill up all kinds of species of meat. We went to one of their parties when we first moved in. They're Vietnamese and don't speak much English. Apparently "No Meat" are words they didn't understand, because they kept piling our plates full of meat. With one platter of meat that went by, someone said "Dog meat". Obviously, we haven't gone back to one of their barbeque's.
Despite all this, we have a great report with our neighbors. And we love our house and our neighborhood!
So if sun drying our laundry and nursing our baby outside are the worst of our neighborly actions, I think we're not that bad.