In my little world "I am Queen"

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Neighbors - who needs/wants them?

The other night LM was racing around on his motorized quad in the backyard having the time of his life; while I do a little work. He knows and understands he's only allowed in the backyard where mom can spy on him and get something trivial done at the same time.

After about 5 minutes of letting him do his thing I look up to see four neighbor kids in the backyard racing around my child like mad men. The youngest of the 4 is pushing the quad from behind only to make it go faster then proceeds to jump in front of the quad holding it while LM is trying desperately to drive. Why? Why do these boys feel the need to come over and play in my yard and where in the hell are their parents? White trash is all I can say. I just wanted LM to run his rump over.

I would never let LM in the neighbors yard unsupervised as he is my child and my responsibility. Do not all parents think their children are their responsibility not the neighbors?

UGH...I'm furious to no end. In the meantime, I march over and ask - "what are you doing?" He looks at me like I'm from Mars. Now, one would think that after hearing the commotion next door a parent figure would pop a head out to see what is going abust or just make sure it wasn't their child.

Hell no, that didn't happen. She's to busy over at the other neighbors with the dad bs-ing about whatever.

I continue doing my thing only to notice him doing it again as soon as I finished yelling the first time. Again, back to yelling "didn't I just say quit it?" Soon after this they all leave.

Maybe I'm being harsh but I don't think so. We have had run in after run in with these kids. Once I caught them peeing on my son's log cabin home that was given to him to play with by a family member. Let's just say more then all hell broke loose that day when they thought I was at work.

They come over and play in my yard and leave LM out of their silly little reindeer games and he knows no better he's 3. These kids are 6 and 9 - why do they want to play with a 3 year old?

Maybe it's because he has a great backyard and they don't - not my fault - their parents are always commenting to us - "You have a great yard." My response, "Yes, I know. It is great."

I think they want me to say -"Yes, it is and your boys can use it anytime." Guess what Bubs, it's not happening.

So take your white trash selves and do me the favor of MOVING somewhere else. In the meantime, come over and watch your kids as my yard is not a babysitting service and neither am I.

I'm thinking of investing in a barbed wire fence.


Blogger Diane said...

Didn't I tell you when you moved in that you needed a fence? Though, I realize that this isn't too common in your area.

I consider a fence a necessity. It keeps the dog confined, the child and gives me room to breathe without having to be too social with my neighbors. Not to mention that it keeps unleashed dogs from doing their business in my yard.

Some parents just don't understand watching their children and not bothering people without asking first.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is too funny because I can relate. There is a family that lives across the street from me that have SIX kids. They just wonder around all over in everyone's yard. Cutting through on their bikes. One day over the summer, a family member happened to drive by my house during the day while my husband & I were both at work and one of those kids was playing on my swing set. He stopped & chased them out of my yard, but come on, where the heck was the mother this day? I don't think a fence would keep these kids out!!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

She could get a wooden fence and add locks on the fence. I'm guessing that our fence is 5 or 6 feet high. Our gates are locked nearly all the time.

These fences are fairly standard in the Denver metro area and required in many neighborhoods.

7:26 PM  
Blogger DMM said...

It's just the neighbors in the back. I adore the neighbors on the right and left of us. I thought the trees would keep them out and us not paying attention would work.

My neighbor to the left of us told their mom one day after throwing a rock at him that "He didn't want them in their yard and niether did we."

She was in reading a book while her kids were running a muck.

4:47 AM  
Blogger DMM said...

after reading my post, I shouldn't post before I've had my morning cup o jo...can't spell worth a darn. lol

4:48 AM  

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