Homeschool moms all agree...neighborhood kids are a priceless commodity. It's music to my ears to hear my kids say "I'm going to play with _____!" as they head out the door. I don't have to drive them anywhere. I don't have to be a constant presence. It's like they have the opportunities to have great fun or make incredibly bad choices, but hey, it's all on them.
This past weekend my kids discovered a new family a few houses down. They have 10 kids. *AND* they homeschool. And one of my most wonderful friends gave them a thumbs up, as she already knows them through a homeschool group they both belong to.
Best of all-I literally prayed the other day that some homeschooled kids would move into our neighborhood. Ask, and you shall receive. My 'hood runneth over!