I don't mean to be a crotchety neighbour, but the kids that live around us are really annoying. Maybe I'm expecting too much for kids not to scream at the top of their lungs and just talk to one another like they aren't completely deaf? And when i was their age, my friends and I would either play on my property or one of theirs. We didn't play on other peoples lawns or lean up against other peoples cars, or stomp around on other peoples front patios. My next door neighbours kids hang around our patio all the time, yelling loudly to one another, and when my dd was a newborn, she slept in the livingroom in her pack n play and you can easily hear the noise outside. Even when i moved her upstairs to our room, the yelling right on our patio was clearly heard. End rant.
I think I'd be telling their parents to keep their kids off my shit. That's ridiculous.
The neighbor kids did that once and I flipped the fuck out. I told them they didn't live here this wasn't their house they needed to go play by their own house. Disrespectful little brats!
last winter the kids decided to have a snowball fight.....on my driveway.....and my car was on one side of it ( its double wide) Aaaand the Dad was standing in my driveway while the kids fired shots at him
I'd tell the kids not to hang around your patio.
Quoting ~a girl and a boy~:" I'd tell the kids not to hang around your patio. "
I've wanted to say it many times but I rehearse it in my head and I can't word it so it doesn't sound like I'm being bitchy. It seems like everything happens either on or right in front of my house....kids come from halfway down the street and play hockey right in front of our house! I'm sure the other parents love it cause their cars aren't going to get dinged by a street hockey ball
My Dad complains about kids on his lawn all the time. These are not younger kids though, they are teenagers. He said he was going to string up fishing line around the property to watch them all trip and fall on their asses.
I would ask the kids politely to stay off of my property. If that did not work, I would go to their parents.
Quoting SquirrelyMom:" I've wanted to say it many times but I rehearse it in my head and I can't word it so it doesn't sound ... [snip!] ... in front of our house! I'm sure the other parents love it cause their cars aren't going to get dinged by a street hockey ball "
Who cares if you come off kind of bitchy? I say shit to the kids in my neighborhood all the time. I have never seen a single parent out there. Ever. Most of them just run a muck so I have no problem saying something.