I hate to admit it, but I am not very neighborly. I get home, pull into the garage and shut the door with a cursory wave at a neighbor (if I have to). But lately, the beautiful weather has been bringing people out into their front yards, and even an introvert like me can’t help but stop and talk. It does make me long a bit for “the good old days” when people used to shoot the breeze in their front yards for hours. Maybe a little nostalgia will make me a better neighbor…someday
There is one day, however, that the Busy Bees and their mama are the favorites in our neighborhood. On May Day, May 1st, the Busy Bees deliver flowers to the front doors of our closest neighbors, a tradition that these little girls simply love.
These cones are very simple – just paper rolled up into a cone and secured with double stick tape. last year we used scrapbook paper, but since the Baby Bee has recently become an epic colorer, I let them loose on some cardstock instead. A hole punch, a ribbon and some flowers from your garden (or the clearance section at Fry’s) and you are all set to become a great neighbor. Throw in some super cute delivery girls and you will be the best neighbor ever!
The Little Bee always loves delivering our May Day goodies, especially when there happens to be a sweet Grandpa doing the crossword puzzle on his front porch and ESPECIALLY when said adorable Grandpa has a cat. The girl is obsessed.
Are you a good neighbor? Does you neighborhood have traditions? I would love to hear about them!