Kelly - posted on 05/08/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
We have a house and our backyard is the biggest on the block. We live in a small town and kids roam around freely and safely a lot (most 7+ older actually) Well whenever we go outside, we have "the house" to be at for our block. I love this sometimes because I remember that as a kid, but other days its EXHAUSTING.
On one side we have neighbor kids that are 6 and 8 give or take a year or two, while our kids are 2 and 4. While the kids are nice, they are not the the most well behaved. Their parents let them outside and never look back. One time we told them to go home because our daughter was outside and had been sick and we didn't want her to catch it (my daughter needed somesun after a week of being indoors) and the little girl says, "Why? My mom said I could be over here."
Her and her brother have wrestled and fallen over our firepit. I have had to tell them multiple times not to do things. And they listen most of the time but I am TIREd of being their parent. They have wqalked in our house without asking, poked holes in our pumpkins around halloween, and broken our stuff when we ware not home.
I am about ready to tell their parents they are not allowed over anymore.