I can't tell you how happy I am that our backyard and house is the "place to be" for the neighbor kids. Yes indeed I get irritated that our toys get broken and that I can't bring out only 2 popsicles but a whole box, but I wouldn't want to trade that for David wanting to be at someone elses house all summer.
When I grew up, there was very few kids in the area. So I am glad for David and Caleb that we have 6 boys in their age range in the 6 houses that surround us. The kids are respectful for the most part and listen to our rules.
Here is typical backyard scene at our place when the weather is above 50.