My neighbor, Jackie, is one of my best friends. There is nothing better than having a best friend also be your neighbor. This gives us the luxury to have frequent talks even if it is in passing. We adore each others children, well so I think she does. LOL We are there for each other during difficult times and through the best moments.
We hang out in our driveways daily while our children play. She kindly pokes fun at me because I call everyone "friend" or that tell her " I have a book for that." I really do have a book for everything! My kids will say "Mom, Jackie is outside, aren't you going to come out and talk?" Like it is an expectation. They will say the opposite if they want to go somewhere or do something with me since we never have a shortage of things to talk about.
We have gotten to know each other, see each other interact with our children, discuss our thoughts on school and life. She and I spend time talking about our kids problems, struggles that we are having with the school or other life situations. At one point, we were talking through a problem and she turned to me and said "are you SW'ing me?" "SW'ing," WHAT is that? Apparently, I was "social working" through a problem with her and had frequently done with the kids prior. Surely I didn't realize how often I "SW" things. So now it is a long standing laugh that we have..."Did you SW that?" often finds its way into our conversations. Now, the tables have turned. it is my turn to say to her "great job SW'ing that!" Apparently, being a social worker doesn't end when I leave work.