Mom Confessions: I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

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mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

-- I can't stand my neighbors' kids, and I'd really love to tell them to stay off our property. Unfortunately, my own toddlers love them, even though they are mean, spoiled and manipulative. Their parents never discipline them when they push, steal toys or cause trouble -- we send ours to their rooms all the time! It's just not fair. -- anonymous

-- I hate dealing with neighbor kids. I want my children to have friends, but I don't want to deal with the kids, sleep-overs, and feeding the entire neighborhood (if they had their way). I just hate having to repeatedly say no to someone else's kid! -- anonymous

 

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Should neighbor kids abide by your rules when outside on your property? Do you have the right to reprimand them?

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Do you like your neighbors' children? Were there ever issues between them and your kids? How did you resolve those problems?

We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to these brave moms for sharing their honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

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I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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82nda... 82ndairbornewif

the kid next door at the ripe age of four is so MEAN i see where he gets it though, the language that child has used towards my child makes my heart break.

kayla... kaylajean86

YES he is always over here swearing (he is 11!!) around my kids (4 and 1) telling us stories how he drives monster trucks and so on and is always asking if he can take my dog for a walk or give my youngest daughter a ride in our bike bugge and he is always trying to lift our cars to show us how strong he is...!!! gaah go away lil kid! geez (and the parents are worse they are seriously wacko!

happy... happymom1988

OF COURSE , IS UR PROPERTY N THEY MUST FOLLOW UR RULES , AND UNDERSTAND THAT THEY HAVE TO BE POLITE ,AT  LEAS T TAHT THEY GOT TO RESPECT YOU AND NOT TREAT YOU LIKE THEY TREAT TTHEIR PARENTS !


BESIDES , IF THEY DONT FOLLOW YOUR RULES IN YOUR PROPERTY  , THEY MIGHT BREAK SOMETHING OR DAMAGE SOMETHING , AND IS YOU WHO HAS TO PAY FOR IT TO BE FIXED OR REPLACE

momma... mommasboys2926

I also have a major problem with my neighbors kid. The parents don't watch her or punish her what-so-ever! I have sent her home numerous times for being disrespectful or hurtful... or just being a bad influence. We have stayed inside at times, just so we don't have to deal with this certain child. If i had it my way, i wouldn't let my son play with her... but we also have other neighbors kids that are over all the time too...and they all like to play together. The other neighbors feel the same way about this certain neighbors family, but they just complain to me and don't do anything about it. I'm glad im not the only one in this situation!!!

India... IndiaAdair

I hate my neighbors children. I was so excited when they moved in five years ago. Shortly after they moved in we had a Halloween party, that's when I noticed their oldest child, Abbey in the dark. She was slowly riding her bicycle around us. Always staying in the dark, she never spoke and she never came into the light. In the days that followed she was removed and unresponsive to obvious compliments. I have gone to great lengths to keep my children from playing with them. Just tonight my son wanted to go play with them as all his friends were away. He wanted to go scare them with his Halloween costume.  I told him to not be too upset if they didn't play or laugh. About five minutes later I heard a shrilling scream. I ran out of the back door to see my son crying and upset because they had stepped on his cape, pulled the mask from his face and let it snap back to face and taken the red play devil horns from his head and thrown them in his face. I hate them. I can't believe I feel this way about a child. I hate her so much for the pain and humiliation she has brought to my son. I hate her, I hate her, I hate her. When they moved here they said they were going to move back to Nebraska within five years. Enough already! It has been five years and I do so hope they will move soon. Today I just flat out told them they couldn't go back to play with them.

India... IndiaAdair

1500 characters just isn't enough to explain this situation.

yobab... yobabywazup

I had a neighbor who the mom was a wine-O- and the DD was the rudest

Brat ever!!! She was super mean and abusive to all the kids on the block most of whom were girls but hahaha I had the boys! They wouldn't take crap from this little girls! I had other moms arranging play dates with my boys and they flat out told me that my guys were way more friendly that the little brat child! We moved but they all still go to the same school. Its no longer a problem :)

yobab... yobabywazup

That being said we moved and our neighbors are darling!!! I love them like family they are ALWAYS welcome in our home and their mom and dad are amazing! My daughter now has a best friend that I know is a true friend! Not a spoiled brat! Soooo happy we moved that old street was like desperate house wifes I swear!

momst... momstermove

I can't stand a neighbor's teen.  My Husband and I talked with her parents and they  think that their daughter is an angel and say nothing to her. That teen it's not supervise and is knocking my door every single weekend to invite my teen to go to the pool alone with her, I do not trust the other girl because of her behavior Ex. She visited another neighbor teen when he was alone at the apartment and made fun of my daughter because she did not go inside with her, that girl were in a group who committed vandalism at our community, etc.  Please any advise. Her parents and that teen do not listen  and my teen hates me because she can't go out with that girl.  My teen have ODD. 

Eveli... EvelinsMommy

Omg this is just like my neighbor's kids. I never let my daughter play outside at our house. We go other places. Their parents are too drunk or stoned to care what their kids do. Even little ones running around past dark. Idk about you, but when that sun comes down, my daughter comes in. I have intervened when other kids are out of control & I've given the parents the chance to correct them.

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