Neighbor kids are starting to impose, what do I do to get my house back?

Shannon - posted on 09/17/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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There are several neighbor kids that I have over often to play with my preschool aged son. They are all older, 9 years old and up and really seem to crave the attention. They are moving away soon and don't have many toys. My son has lots of toys and I want to teach him to share. the thing is, they said they were moving 2 weeks ago and the date keeps getting moved back. Having them over all the time wasn't so bad knowing it was short term. Now I'm not so sure.



The youngest plays with my son the most, but he can get a little wild and my son had picked up some things from him I don't like. The kids come over almost every day to play. I feel like I need to keep my curtains closed and pretend we're not home to get peace. (and to get a break from cleaning up after the high traffic in my house)



I feel bad for these kids, and my son enjoys playing, but I'd like to know I can come home with out having to deal with them at the end of the day if I don't want to with out having to hide.

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Ella - posted on 09/17/2012

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This is ur house n your rules,if they see u as a push over they'll treat u like one ,trust me give any kids even my own an inch and thel all tek a mile u gotta b straight with em n tell em when u say not today u mean just that,my youngest is 17mnths old n the girls down our street think he's really cute n want to play all the time,u just gotta put ur foot down at times

Elfrieda - posted on 09/17/2012

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It might be worth it to schedule time with them, and just tell them, "Son can play on Tuesday and Thursday after school, sometimes on Saturday, but not on any other days." Then when they come knocking again and again, you can simply say "see you Thursday".

Lacye - posted on 09/17/2012

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Just keep telling them that they can't come over that day and if continues to be a problem, bring it up with their parents. You should not have to be a free babysitter all the time. Just explain to them that there are some days that are just for you and your son and tell them which days those are and then enforce it. If they continue to keep coming back, warn them that if they keep harassing you, they won't be allowed back at all.

Shannon - posted on 09/17/2012

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I do, but they keep coming back. Even last night, I told them my son was sick and they still came back. It's usually not just one. It's two of them and their little sister tromping through my house. (I leave the back door open for the dog to go in and out and they use that door.

I guess I can just make plans every night and tell them we're busy. Eventually they'll get the hint.

Brianna - posted on 09/17/2012

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when they come to ur door just tell them they cant come play today cuz ur busy

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