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Our new neighbours are possibly some of the kindest people I've ever met!

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listsandbudgets Mon 15-Dec-14 21:35:16

I had to take DS to A&E with an obvious case of bronchilitis at lunch time. I didn't want to take DD 9 unless I had to (she started school holidays on Friday). My friends who'd normally sit with her if necessary was't answering so I tried my neighbours. Neighbour 1 was out. Tried neighbour 2 who moved in relatively recently - elderly couple with lots of grandchildren in and out and was overwhelmed by response when I explained the situation.

She said she was baking and DD could come in with her to help and then eat. He said he knew I didn't drive and insisted on driving us to the hospital. They phoned several times while I was at hospital telling me not to worry about time everything was fine.

DS spent a bit of time on oxygen and was discharged with antibiotics and instructions to come back in morning for chest x ray. He's sleeping now though very wheezy sad

Came home by taxi half an hour ago to find DD had watched a film, been given supper, bath and spare pyjamas belonging to a grandchild and was tucked up in their spare room with a cat on her feet. They said to leave her until morning and they'd pop her back but she woke up when she heard my voice and came home giving them both a great big hug.

Utterly completely overwhelmed by their kindness. How on earth can I ever repay that they hardly know me for goodness sake.

chundercatsarego Mon 15-Dec-14 21:37:00

That's lovely smile

DustBunnyFarmer Mon 15-Dec-14 21:37:19

What lovely neighbours. It's great to hear stories like this when there's so much crap in the news/out there more generally. Thanks for sharing.

IsabeauMichelle Mon 15-Dec-14 21:37:27

How lovely. This is the type of thread that proves people are in the main, good. smile

listsandbudgets Mon 15-Dec-14 21:37:40

and this should be in chat but never mind!!

woowoo22 Mon 15-Dec-14 21:39:39

That's lovely! Hope DS feels better soon. Don't move (unless they do in which case follow them)!

oneowlgirl Mon 15-Dec-14 21:40:39

That's lovely smile

greenfolder Mon 15-Dec-14 21:41:07

yanbu to remind us all just how lovely some people can be. sounds like you need to decide never ever to move.

Noggie Mon 15-Dec-14 21:41:08

Lovely- and I'm sure they loved helping you smile

meerschweinchen Mon 15-Dec-14 21:42:49

How lovely! And probably the loveliest people to ever be mentioned on AIBU grin

wonderstuff Mon 15-Dec-14 21:44:19

That's lovely. Hope your DS is feeling better soon.

RedPony Mon 15-Dec-14 21:44:56

Aww that's so lovley smile I hope your Ds is ok too.

ElfriqueTheSantaHelpingLizard Mon 15-Dec-14 21:45:17

Hope DS is doing OK.

What lovely people, they won't want or expect anything from you, although a nice card and posy of flowers wouldn't go amiss, just something very simple with some kind words to show how appreciated they are.

Bellejessleo Mon 15-Dec-14 21:46:40

That is so lovely :-) My elderly (well in their 60s/70s) neighbours are like this. We've lived next door to them for 4 years and my ds 5 and dd 2 absolutely adore them. They often have my ds over to bake and do crafty things and I know I could call on them for anything. I count myself very lucky :-)
Hope your ds makes a speedy recovery.

TimelyNameChangey Mon 15-Dec-14 21:47:09

Very kind. You're very trusting too. I don't think I could have left my child with them since I didn't know them.

SaucyJack Mon 15-Dec-14 21:48:47

Is it the 50s? I thought we didn't leave kids with strangers any more :-S

Glad your son is OK tho.

listsandbudgets Mon 15-Dec-14 21:50:29

I know timely - I thought of that lots of times later in the day but at the time I was so desperate to get DS seen to I just didn't think of it. All I knew was that they were friendly, always smiling and seemed to have children in and out the house all the time. Can't explain it but my instinct was to trust them

Festivelybereft Mon 15-Dec-14 21:51:33

Nothing quite like the security you get living amongst good people.

Such a nice comforting thread.

I'm all happy for ya OP hope DS makes a speedyrecovery amd you and neighbours live close by forever! fsmile

CocktailQueen Mon 15-Dec-14 21:55:41

How lovely! Maybe a wee card from dd or some flowers saying how much you appreciate their kindness? They sound lovely.

Gatehouse77 Mon 15-Dec-14 22:01:44

Aw, that's a lovely tale smile

TenMinutesEarly Mon 15-Dec-14 22:01:53

How lovely.

listsandbudgets Mon 15-Dec-14 22:03:28

That's a nice idea cocktail will get dd onto it in the morning.

Am so glad she was spared seeing ds with an oxygen mask on his face and an antibiotic drip in his arm sad. He's only 2 and she utterly adores him it would have given him nightmares I think. Normally I think they'd have admitted him but they said he was well enough to go home and they needed to keep beds for the most urgent cases. He was much better when we left than when we arrived (the point of hospitals I suppose!)

Festivelybereft Mon 15-Dec-14 22:03:54

Don't feel bad for trusting them OP.
The vast majority of people are quite normal and not dangerous to children.

Even strangers.

Most of us have several neighbours but I'm confident we wouldn't harm our neighbours children.

Sad fact is the tiny risk kids are at is from relatives/family friends.

Branleuse Mon 15-Dec-14 22:04:04

Thats really sweet

Branleuse Mon 15-Dec-14 22:04:56

Theres nothing wrong with trusting people x

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