If you are familiar with Anne of Green Gables you are also familiar with Mrs. Rachel Lynde. The town busy body. She is a lovable character in her own way but she HAS to know what is going on with everyone.
I think my boys are headed in the same direction. They spend a lot of time watching out the windows. They watch for their cousins, they watch to see if the policeman neighbor is home from work, they watch across the street to see if the little girl is home and how many trucks are in the parking lot. They watch for people walking their dogs and will say "that man walked his dog up and down the hill three times....etc.
It's pretty funny to listen to them discuss the neighborhood together but a little odd that they know so much about it.