Having good neighbours and a good neighbourhood is very important to have a peaceful environment. If you have a good one then you are lucky however if not which is quite common. Read the story where a woman described how her neighbor continued to send her four children to play on the trampoline in her private yard despite being requested not to and let us know what she should do.
I (29F) don’t have any kids, but have my younger sister (16) living with me for around 10 years, and we have a trampoline still in our back garden from when she was younger.
Neighbour to the left of me, has 4 kids, and moved in a year ago. Two weeks ago, Glasgow started getting really good weather, so the kids have been out playing constantly, not an issue. They asked if I could let the kids use the trampoline one day, so I was like sure but only for a bit because I have friends coming over for some drinks.
7pm comes, I ask them to go home because my 5 friends have shown up, and we’re going to be drinking. Cue the crying, they leave the garden upset but hey, that’s not my issue, they’ve been on it for 3 hours at this point. Their mum pops her head out her bedroom window and asks if they can stay in the garden longer. Um, no? I’m not your babysitter. She’s annoyed but drops it.
Last week, I come home from some shopping, and to my surprise, find all four of the kids in the garden, plus their younger cousin. Ask them to leave, tell them they can’t just come into my garden without me there and they didn’t even ask. They refuse to leave, so I shout up at their mum and tell her to get them out the garden.
She says “let them play for a bit, you don’t even use it”. Okay but still, not your garden? Eventually we get into an argument, and they leave, she’s pissed off and shouting saying I’m being a “Karen” and I should let them in. I tell her not to ask again because they answer will be no. This happened again the day after, all 4 kids plus their cousin, waiting till I move the car from the drive and heading straight into the garden.
So I wake up this morning. I’ve since put a lock on the trampoline, just a small one on the mesh safety enclosure to stop them opening it up (cos I’m petty AF). Plus it’s Saturday, I’m not working today, my day off and I want a long lie. But no, neighbour decides that at 9am this morning, her kids are being fired straight out that house with breakfast bars and a bottle of water, and they head straight into the garden.
So I can hear them from my window, I look out and tell them to leave. By the time I get downstairs, mum has descended from her house, and is trying to climb the fence between our gardens, shouting about how I used to let them use it and she’s going to call the police for hitting her kids. Um, great, you do that. I’ll be sure to show them the ring camera footage, which coincidentally also has footage of your husband picking the lock open so your brats can use the trampoline.
So long story short, entitled mother send her kids into my garden repeatedly even after being told not to. Calls police on me for harassment and hitting her kids and ends up getting her own husband arrested for theft and housebreaking, and criminal damage. Suck it, b****.
What would you do in her situation?