Courtney - posted on 04/27/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
Since moving into this development in Aug, I have become the neighborhood mom, you know, the one who has freezee pops, water, fruit snacks & bandages for the kids in the 'hood. I am definitely an extrovert & can be described as a free-spirit & young @ heart. I have a six year old daughter who is just as much as a people person as I am.. .our house/yard has been the congregating spot for the last couple of months. I really don't have a problem with the kiddos stepping in, my daughter is my only child...always wanted to have a handful of kids, but have no $ & my boyfriend is much older (he is done). I threw a birthday party for my daughter almost two weeks ago & my parents were PISSED about me letting the kids in & out of my house, on a sometimes basis.. .one time my mom called me, heard kids in the background & I got yelled & lectured at. I talked to my boyfriend about it & it turns out he's not comfortable with the kids inside the house & he said that's not normal to be so open & welcoming. He enjoys his quiet time & is concerned about being looked as a pervert/child molester, so he don't let him in. I checked on other boards & it seems like I'm the minority. Most parents don't play that & don't feel like dealing with other people's kids. Am I weak (like my mom says I am) or weird for letting the kids step into my house? When my mom calls me & hears my daughter running back & forth, she says I need to nip it in the bud, before she becomes a problem teenager. How do I handle this? Do you let the neighborhood kids in your house?