Mom Confessions: I Hate My Neighbor's Kid


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



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!

Past Confessions:

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

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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nonmember avatar Mommyof3

We moved next door to some good friends of ours a few months ago and I think it's ruined the friendship. They have 4 kids that they let out in my yard everyday they ride bikes around my car and jump on my kids trampoline, they have destroyed my childrens property many times. I can't stand it but I don't want to be mean. And then there is the mom who I thought was someone I knew that is until now, the woman comes over like 10 times a day and talks her head off for hours. She has ADHD I'm sure maybe even a little bit of OCD! It's crazy she comes over and describes something she bought, where she got it, how much it cost what color. God I'm surprised she doesn't detail her grocery shopping to me. And she talks so fast I can hardly understand her. It's like a chore to listen to! I'm at my wits end but I'm not a confrontational person and we have known her husband since we were in elementary, him and my hubby are best friends. I don't want to start drama but they are causing it! Ugh I just don't know what to do

nonmember avatar jpp11

It is okay to dislike your neighbors. Be glad you don't have mine. They are attention whores. Their two kids are so spoiled that they have become the parents and the parents have become the kids. All day long screaming and temper tantrums. The kids "always" win. The neighbors lose.

nonmember avatar DCJD

I am up at 1am, thinking about how much I hate my neighbors (adults) as well as their kids. And the only thing that is making my day is this blog!!!! Thank you for the insightful moms who have common sense and decency, unlike my "trusted" neighbors and kids. My sons' lives are absolutely intertwined w these neighborhood logistics, and it is driving me mad insane. While unfortunately, I have grown close w somebof the moms, the fact that I abhor the influence and manipulation of particularly my neighbor's son is enough for me to seriously want to move. They even go so far as stealing attention and time away from my sons' closest friends. That's where I draw a line. Help, I am at my wits end.

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