Have I mentioned that James loves Nerf?
So all summer this boy couldn't wait to go outside each day. He'd get his arsenal ready and just hang out outside until a friend or two would appear. I'd keep watch from inside, checking out the window so often to make sure he was safe. Later on in the summer I'd get smart and set alarms on his watch for "check-in"- a time he'd need to drop everything, come home, and show me he's okay. This needed to be done because soon enough he starts wandering to other yards. Even across the street!
I just don't know when a Mom (or Dad) is allowed to quit worrying! Maybe that time never comes :)