Toddler Pals Living Next Door Can Finally Play Together Again After Crafty Mom Installs Fence Window


These young BFFs who live next door from each other in England can finally play together again from quarantine after one of their crafty moms turned a section of their garden fence into a perspex window.

Since the novel coronavirus forced their families into self-isolation, 3-year-old Arlo and 2-year-old Arabella Devonport had been missing their pal Leo Adlington, who lives next door to their home in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

As a means of uniting the kids while still respecting social distancing guidelines, the siblings’ mom, 27-year-old Amy Vickers, came up with the idea of cutting a hole out of their shared backyard fence and installing a transparent window.

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“Arlo and Arabella have been finding it hard not seeing anyone during lockdown,” said Vickers. “It got to the point where they were climbing on top of the rabbit cage that we have next to the fence so they could see over it into the neighbor’s garden—which is clearly dangerous.

“Instead of them climbing up, we decided to make them a little window so they would be able to stand there and see their friend next door.”

After Leo’s mum agreed, they set to work.

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Arlo and Arabella. SWNS.

“We measured the fence and then ordered a perspex panel on eBay, cut into the fence panel with a circular saw, and drilled some holes in each corner so we could screw some screws into it to hold it in place,” says Vickers.

“We also bought wipe board markers so they now draw pictures on it and we’ve been teaching them to play naughts and crosses on it as well.

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“The kids are at the window all day every day when we are at home so I guess they love it!” the mom concluded.

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Arlo and Leo. SWNS.

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