- 3 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
My little girl is six. We live in a small town in a decent neighborhood but I tell you these parents seem to make my life and my child’s happiness harder.
We have pretty much a play ground in our back yard so all the younger kids like to play over here. Well the problem is that the parents don’t feel the need to supervise their kids. My daughters best friend is still five and her mom lets her ride the streets, with no helmet either, by herself. They come and go as they please all day long. I will leave my daughter alone outside IF she is in the backyard fensed in and I keep an eye on her when I’m doing chores. Our neighbor whose daughter is seven also lets his kid run the streets as much ad she pleases. When the kids go on bike rides I don’t feel safe letting my daughter go so she sits looking sad waiting for her friends to come back. I would grab my bike and go with them but I’m over 8 months pregnant. It breaks my heart to see my child feel left out. I font want her feeling like something is wrong with her but I do think she is too young to be riding her bike without adult supervision.
She is also the only kid who has to ask her mom first, the only one who can’t just run off after school and be gone until dinner. Am I too paranoid? I font let her play in the front yard alone, she comes inside or goes in the back yard when I go in. We do have TWO registered sex offenders on our street which leaves me baffled as to how the parents can be so care free.
Not just this but my kid seems to be the only kid with manners, the only one who steps in and tells the kids to stop being bad, the only kid who listens. Ecample, the seven year old neighbor was over here playing in my daughters room and I told them no painting. My little one is all about art and has her own art desk eith actual canvas’ and real oil and acrylic paint. The desk was a disaster though so I told them it was off limits. Five minutes later and I see the girl at the desk painting. I say again no painting and walk away. Later my kid tells me after the second time of saying no painting the girl gets nail polish and uses the brush and just continues painting, on the desk and not paper none the less. Wth? These kids constantly do things like this.
Its like no parent takes time to teach their kids discipline, manners, respect etc. They get home from school and are the streets problems until dinner time.
Maybe I just have unrealistic expectations for kids but out of the 20 something kids that my daughter plays with, I only know two who are like my kid. It makes me wonder if I just don’t like kids or if they are just too out of control these days.
I don’t get it and it makes things hard because my daughter sees and points out how different the other kids are, asks why they don’t listen and wonders why she can’t wander off when she actually does listen.
Am I expecting too much? Over paranoid? Or are kids really just losing all respect and being given way too much freedom?
A seven year old girl and het eight year old “boyfriend” are being allowed to go run off together and hide unsupervised for hours a day, I know they are just kids but that seems insane to me. Am I the issue here?
Don’t even get me started on my wedding. Only six kids were invited but they nearly destroyed the church and during the reception I was the ONLY one watching these kids and running after them to keep them in line, at my wedding! No kids rule, ALWAYS go with that at a eedding! Take my word for it!