We are so lucky to live in such a quiet street. It’s a cul-de-sac so the only traffic is from the residents themselves except the odd UPS truck or visitor. Having a six year old and an almost two year old makes this an ideal spot for them and the other kids to play in a somewhat safe environment but I don’t think I’ll ever let my guard down when the kids are playing or crossing the street. When you become a parent you immediately become the protector, almost like a Secret Service agent for the little ones but with no intense training or microphones stuck to your jacket. The only weapons you carry are the words “No” and “Time Out”

So every year we make a gift for the awesome neighbours we have, the people who are always there if you need help with something. Sometimes it’s cookies or bars but this year I decided to make some caramels, adding some black Hawaiian sea salt to this batch. The kids will deliver them later today thanking them for being such great neighbours and I’ll start thinking about next year…

Merry Christmas!

I’m linking this up to Jane Deeres Fusion Friday.