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Old 03-23-2019, 11:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree with you Murphys. You had a good system. I also like to hear happy sounds from children playing outside in a healthy way. After watching an old bf of my daughter's raise his 12 year old, I was horrified at how he allowed that kid to do NOTHING but play video games. That kid didn't do any exercise, refused or complained when asked to join in for a walk or some outing...didn't socialize much with other kids and over ate. He did not relate well with others and in fact, had some kind of aggression problem with another kid that was pretty scary. That drove my daughter and me crazy...such poor parenting. (or lack of) So, if the kids are polite but a little annoying and not really doing anything wrong, playing in the fresh air, I'm pretty happy because it means our next generation who will be our citizens in charge of things...will at least have some sociable, healthy grown ups that learn how to deal with others in a nice way and know how to do other things besides play video games. lol. And I like the sounds of happy children playing. I guess I like kids over all. (unless they're brats)
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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With me it depended on the neighbor.

One neighbor taught their children how to be polite and responsible. Kids will be kids and things happen. When a child knocks on my door and owns up to something they did to my property and ask how they can make it right, of course I'm going to work with that child and everyone is happy and the child walks away feeling better about themselves. Matter of fact, those children next to grew up at my place because I was the indulgent grandmotherly type and had all the fun stuff, I put up a basketball hoop, let them fish in my pond and hang out in my backroom playing video games, had the room for horseshoe pits, badmitten nets, ball games, flowers to pick for Mom, and at the time, tons of barnyard animals to fuss over. And now they are bringing their children over to experience a piece of their childhood.

On the other hand, another neighbor had the attitude that they could do anything they want even if it intrudes on a neighbor and passed this on to their kids. I hate to be the cranky old lady, but I had to with those children. They intruded on my property without my permission (used my hayloft as a club house to sneaks smokes, big time fire hazard), I caught them throwing stones at my goats to get to the barn to smoke, they randomly fired off guns in any direction, fell trees over my pasture fence, and allowed two untrained and nasty rotts run rampant and menace me on my property (Rotts are the only breed I now hate because of them). As much as I love children, I just couldn't tolerate this. I am so glad they are now grown and gone. I just hope they have neighbor kids as bad as they were.
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hey mish, everyone has gone off on a tangent and done their own thing, forgetting that you have migraines and that makes it very difficult to be miss perky at all times. i don't have a solution for you. you know your neighbors best and whether they are the kind of people with whom you can speak reasonably. we're in a world now where looking at someone cross-eyed can bring on a battle. just wishing for the best resolution to this for you. feel better.
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If I had migraines (I'm so sorry for you and other people who do. My niece has terrible, debilitating ones. It must be horrible) I may still not think that it is rude of the kids to come ask if they can enter my property. They probably don't know that they're bothering you. BUT...I would ask that they stop ringing the bell and ask their parents to instruct them, explaining that it is bothersome to you, especially when you're having one of those episodes. And I would tell them that I'd put the ball over the fence when I can get to it and in the meantime, they'll just have to do without. Or...if I didn't mind, I'd tell them to just come get it if it's not where my dogs would be...like in my back yard but no need to knock or ring the bell. I still think it's more polite for kids to ask permission than to just barge into my yard looking for their ball, trampling my gardens. If I were a little kid and lost my favorite soccer ball because my yard was too small, I'd be very sad not to get it back. It's an accident. I don't see it as rude unless they're rude when they go about asking or if they've been asked to not do something, they continue.
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I think that is perfect advice, Pb. I also wouldn't want children coming into my yard because it wouldn't be safe. (plus, we have 8' fencing all around, so they couldn't get in LOL!).
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Nice...an 8' fence would probably keep most balls out unless they hit a homer. LOL.
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Nice...an 8' fence would probably keep most balls out unless they hit a homer. LOL.
You would think, right?! haha
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Because of some strange incidents we’ve had, we keep the fence locked. I would not want kids trying to get into the backyard without permission. It is better that they ask but I also don’t want them standing at the door knocking for 5 minites either. I also don’t want them coming to the door multiple times oer day because I work from home
If I see a ball in the yard, then I’ll throe it back. I don’t want to have to be the ballgirl for the neighbors’ kids, though.
I think my last neighbors were so rotten that I’m predisposed to being annoyed. I think if the parents were a little nicer too,’I would have less of an issue with th kids but nobody around here is very friendly.
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