Noisy Kids Next Door

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
7055 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m most concerned about 8 and 10 year olds in a pool without adult supervision. 

On the noise front, I think you did the right thing and I’d continue to politely ask; and I suspect it will pass. But the young kids + pool thing really bothers me.

Post # 3
6671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Personally, I would be more cconcerned that the kids are swimming unattended by an adult- but that’s just me. Perhaps the parents are unaware of how loud their children are being when they aren’t home? 


Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee

The kids are playing in their pool. Would you prefer they do so in silence? I don’t really think that this is a battle that you’re going to win. You can talk to the parents and if they’re receptive, they can talk to their kids but if they’re not home when their kids are swimming (assuming they probably work and kids are home alone during the summer), they really can’t police the noise level. 

Post # 5
7196 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t think there’s really anything you can do in this case. They are in their own backyard, and they’re allowed to make as much noise as they’d like as long as it’s before “quiet hours”. You asked them to keep it down, that’s basically all you can do.

Post # 6
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Summer will be ending soon & I don’t really think they’re doing anything wrong anyway so I would just chalk this is up as a battle not worth fighting.

Post # 7
7153 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m stunned that you thought these kids would obey your wishes, as if they have that kind of control over their excitement. They are not going to shut up. And you don’t have a leg to stand on re asking them to shut up, either. It’s their house.

You’re going to be mad every summer unless you let it go. 

Post # 8
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I get that loud kids can be annoying, but it’s summer. (Which is almost over) Also, what time of day was this happening? If it’s at 11pm, ok. But mid-afternoon…..get over it.

I’d be more concerned about their safety as being children in a pool with no parents home than the noise. 

Post # 9
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d love to find a cure for noisy kids. I’ve got a whole brood that lives across the street from me that never shut up. If I am outside gardening, I can literally hear them shrieking inside their own home.<br /><br />I’m tempted to lovingly bake them cookies and lace it with Ex Lax or Super Glue.

Post # 10
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

missjewels:  Have you been over to introduce yourselves to the neighbours? It would have been a nice welcoming gesture for them to come over to introduce themselves and welcome you to the neighbourhood, but if that didn’t happen, I would make it a priority.

Right now you are the strangers who moved in next door. To the kids you are probably the crabby woman who moved in next door.

I have always found that neighbours are much more considerate when they know you as people.

Post # 12
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

missjewels:  A little under two weeks and they will be back at school 🙂 That really sucks, but I don’t think there is much you can do as the parents probably don’t see anything wrong. It also sucks that it means that you are not able to enjoy your yard. Perhaps it is time to invest in a better fence and windows to lessen the noise levels that are reaching you – I am pretty sure that they make ones that can keep high levels of noise out. Just a thought.

Post # 13
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Im not sure how its going to help by going over there,basically telling them their kids are too noisy then asking them to share the cost of a fence YOU want made higher for YOUR privacy!

Personally i would take the time to get to know them first,as pp said neighbours are much more considerate when they know you

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