I know I've written about it before, but we are very lucky to live in a townhouse complex where there are lots of (nice) kids. It is so rare nowadays for kids to be outside for hours in their yard playing with children from the neighbourhood. (I have lots of friends with kids who have to schedule playdates in order for their kids to have someone to play with). All I have to do is look out the window, or send my kids out into the yard and more often than not-instant playdate!! It really is something to be thankful for.