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Old 03-27-2012, 03:05 PM
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Thank god somebody else said it.

It makes me sad to think this is what it is coming to. The whole POINT of living in a neighborhood is to work as a team and let your kids play together without parents being up their ass
Parents don't have to be up their kids Ass but they should be reasonably supervised ... especially when they are 5 years old and under.

hannah plays with the little girls next door (even though the Aunt tells them to get away from hannah any time she sees them playing together, I actually don't even know who the girls mother actually is)

But when they are climbing privacy fences into peoples backyards... backyards that have DOGS and one of the kids gets STUCK in the yard because they can't climb back out and there is no one around to notice... there is a problem there.

What if I wasn't home to help him get out? how long would he have been stuck in my yard and how would he have gotten out? What if on his way over the fence he fell and smashed his head on the big rock they jumped down onto? Mom wouldn't have noticed and I would have been the one to pay the price for the child injured on my property even though they climbed over my privacy fence into my yard without my knowledge or permission.

the girls next door understand now. I told them that if they ever need anything from my yard, just come knock on my door and I will gladly help them out but they can't just climb my fence and come in because they could really get hurt and it's not safe with dogs in the yard.

Plus, like Fran said... I could be a serial killer lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:07 PM
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I just LOLed at the thought of belle at the door with a kid. "hey food lady, look what I found! Can I keep it? It followed me home"
lol really that's pretty much what it was like lol. Belle brought her up to the door... or she just followed the girl up here, I don't know which lol.

Belle would gladly keep any kids that wander into our backyard.

but I told the girl that it's not safe to go into peoples yards like that ESPECIALLY if there is a dog in the yard. luckily my dogs like kids and not in the mmm tasty kind of way lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:13 PM
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We found a FAMILY in our backyard once, playing baseball. We couldn't figure out WTF gave them the right to trespass and play baseball IN OUR BACKYARD.

When I was a kid I was allowed to roam the neighborhood and play with the neighbor kids, but we never played in yards that didn't belong to us. We also didn't play in the street (and I know there are people here that think playing in the street is 100% fine) and we didn't block foot or car traffic. We were polite kids.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:23 PM
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We found a FAMILY in our backyard once, playing baseball. We couldn't figure out WTF gave them the right to trespass and play baseball IN OUR BACKYARD.

When I was a kid I was allowed to roam the neighborhood and play with the neighbor kids, but we never played in yards that didn't belong to us. We also didn't play in the street (and I know there are people here that think playing in the street is 100% fine) and we didn't block foot or car traffic. We were polite kids.
that's just odd lol

yeah these kids don't even actually live on our street, I don't know their parents. the back of their house faces onto the back of our house... sort of on diagonal. Mom would be able to see them from her back door easily so she could just look out on them... but she doesn't. same with their dogs. one day I expect to hear a big yelp when one of them decides to jump off of that 2nd story balcony they are out on that porch for hours and no one comes and checks on them at all. they just sit there and cry and yelp for someone.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:41 PM
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A strand of barbed or electric wire along top your fence outta fix that.



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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM
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A strand of barbed or electric wire along top your fence outta fix that.



LOL that's what Brian said too

you know what scares me though....

the neighbors next door have one of those little blow up pools... those ones that are like 3 ft deep. they don't have it fenced in, nor is their yard (which I think is illegal but not sure... I don't think you can have an unsecured pool area). I saw those kids over there first jumping on their trampoline while they weren't home. when that pool is filled up are they going to be jumping into that pool with no one watching them?

This is how young they are... our fence is a 5 ft privacy fence, in the back corner we have a large rock that is about two feet high. Kid taht got stuck was on top of that rock trying to jump up and grab the fence and couldn't get over.

just to give you an idea .. these are not appropriately aged kids to be running around without someone at least checking on them
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:02 PM
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Maybe you should call the police or child protective services and let them figure out who these kids belong to and let them see if they can wake up these idiotic parents. I'd be livid! Not at the kids so much, but at the parents.

So far, what I see in my new neighborhood are very well brought up kids and evolved parents. My next door neighbors kids by accident kicked their soccer ball over the fence. I tossed it back over. They were outside and said, "thank you Carrie." They're very young. Then one more time and I was inside. They came to the front door and told me that they again lost their ball over the fence. I was thinking.....this could potentially get annoying. It wasn't yet, but what if I were taking a nap or something? LOL. So, they politely asked me to throw the ball back and thanked me. When I went to the back again, their Mom, across the fence apologized profusely and thanked me. After a bit, I noticed her in the front yard playing with the kids. No fence in the front yard. LOL.

The next day I found a frizbee in my yard, threw it back over the fence for the little boys. Then my neighbor on the other side said, "hi, did you see a frizbee over there? We threw it over yesterday." I laughed so hard and told him what I did. He said, "no problem. I'll donate it to the kids."
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:04 PM
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Luckily, no one has climbed our 6ft tall privacy fence yet- I'd be SO mad if someone did that! A couple of little boys were in our side yard one time taunting the dogs, and I politely explained to them that they aren't allowed to do that. I haven't had any issues since then (knock on wood, of course).

For the most part, the kids and parents in my neighborhood are seemingly polite. I'd be irritated if kids ended up in my yard for sure. Kids that young need supervision. I couldn't imagine letting my 4 or 5 year old run loose in my neighborhood!
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What to do about children/people (and by this I mean.. 11+ year olds who KNOW BETTER and continue to get in your yard)

1. Step one. purchase a paintball gun

2. .. water balls. all the fun.none of the evidence lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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I go back and forth....I know at 7 and 8 we were climbing neighbors fences playing FBI and unicorns etc. I know at 5-6 we were allowed out with parents just randomly checking. I do think it has gone too far to kids having no freedom but he line can be hard to draw. I struggle with it a lot myself.
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