(Closed) Our neighbor just yelled at us because HER kids were in the street..what to do?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@hollysprig:  if we saw the kid out in the street again, we’d make a courtesy call to the police. Maybe they can instruct her on how to be a responsible parent. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@badabing88:  +1. 

 

Exactly what I was going to say. She could definitely have a case of child endangerment on her hands if she does that often.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My honest opinion? You’re both in the wrong. She is a complete and utter moron for allowing her toddler out into the street. 

Now. For future reference, the next time you see a toddler in the road, do not inch your car around him. Stop the vehicle and ask where he lives, march him to the front door and hand him to mom. Or call the police. Don’t keep driving around him unless you’re willing to risk him darting out in front of a moving vehicle. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Maybe she should be yelling at herself for being a negligent parent. If she’s going to continue to let them play in the street, then she needs to be in the street with them standing right next to them so she can see if a car is coming.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Honestly, call the police/ CPS. God forbid that someone were to fly down that ally. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SnurfMurph86:  Yep.

Where I’m from, alleys are where kids play (although I only let my child start playing outside alone at age 9, and only when I’m on the back porch and can see her in the alley). No, she shouldn’t have her small children playing unattended in the street. But you all should not have tried to move your car around them like that. Children move lightning-quick. She should be a more responsible parent, but you guys should be responsible adults as well as ensure you don’t do anything to put unattended children in danger (because depending on laws in your area, if the child had been injured or worse, that would be the driver’s fault).

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SnurfMurph86:  +1

I would’ve personally just stopped altogether and shouted at the kids to move out of the way if they just stood there. If they didn’t move, I’d stop the car, get out, and walk over to them/their parents and let them know they need to move out of the ROAD for cars since it’s not their playground. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This really freaks me out.

The parent is a moron but I would NOT move my car around kids like that. That is way too dangerous and risky… There are too many cases where a family member runs over a kid or a grandma/ grandpa IN their driveway.

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

…I think the *mom* needs a spanking.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This ” parent” should have grabbed their kid by the hand and escorted them off the street. There are places a called parks where parents can bring their kids to play.

The street isn’t a playground! while I personally wouldn’t have maneuvered my car around these kids, I certainly would have asked this parent to collect her children so I could park In my f’in driveway! 

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