How should I handle this situation?

@cream97 (29166)
United States
February 13, 2011 11:57am CST
Yesterday, while me and my son and daughter was in the front room watching T.V. something silly happened. I heard the the screen door moving. It was like someone was trying to take a chance at knocking on our front door. But they didn't. So, I was wondering what was taking them so long to knock. I looked out the window, and two kids saw me. One of them was a girl, she was on her bike and the boy was right behind her too. She rode off and he was running behind her. They were both laughing. My son said that he recognized them as being the two kids that he played with. Which was my neighbors children. The same neighbors that have been coming around and asking me and my husband for this and for that. I told my husband about it and he thinks that I should ignore it. I feel that their kids had no right to just come to our doorstep and open our screen door without knocking. And then to run off laughing, it makes me feel like they were up to no good. I would not be surprised if their parents knew what they did. Why do people bother others when they don't bother them? Sometimes I get the strangest feeling that people try to upset me just because I don't talk or speak to them at all. I only don't say anything because they act as if they don't want to say anything back to me. People walk and ride throughout our yard whenever they feel like it. They even throw trash in our yard too. It is very sad how people treat us when we don't bother others.
4 responses
• United States
13 Feb 11
I don't know if your kids play with their kids at all. But,it sounds like the kids wanted to knock or ring but were scared. Had one of the kids gone to the door I think the kids would have stayed a while. I hope your situation ends up well. I know I had people who would come sit in front of my house and bring their friends to hang out. But,we lived in the hood rat area. So saying something to them could mean getting shot or beat later on. Sounds like the kids want a friend to play with.
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@celticeagle (119112)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 11
I think some people see a look or some gesture that someone else makes and they take it personally. They think this or that and run with it. They are so self conconcense, shallow and self obsorbed that they think everyone is against them. I think they have very huge self-esteem problems too. They are definitely people to watch out for.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Hi. celticeagle. I know, right... I agree. I would not be surprised if they have sat around and said some mean things about me around their children. Just because I am quiet that does not mean that I am a witch or that I am mean. Heck, I don't look or dress like a witch. Their children have no respect at all. I would never be pleased that my kids are running up to someone else's door and then running off. That is very mean of them to do..
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@celticeagle (119112)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 11
I don't really understand where the meaness comes from that you speak of. I think that the kids may have been doing something totally innocent. Close to your door yes. Do you feel they were doing something other than just being close to your door? Is this a house or an apartment or trailer? Do you think that maybe you might take things alittle too literally?
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
15 Feb 11
The strange thing about this is that, the kids came up to my door. They stood on my porch and they kept moving the screen door. The impression that they gave me was like they wanted to knock. These kids never speak or talk to me. They will walk right across our yard without saying anything. When they came to our door, it would have been polite to knock. Not to just run off when they see me look out of the window. What was the point of them stopping by for anyway??
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
16 Feb 11
It sounds like those kids take after their parents. I don't think the parents have a sense of boundaries between people. And sadly, their kids wouldn't understand this concept either. I'd just be careful. I know they are just kids, but if their parents think it's OK to act this way, then I don't think that it could lead to anything good.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Hi. bounce58. Exactly. That is the same thing that I have been saying too. If the parents don't care, then they won't either... It is like that at times.. Sad and sorry to say, but it is..
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Feb 11
You could always lie in wait in the bushes or something with a water pistol and soak them the minute that they start running away from your door. We had a similar problem with the kids across the road and their friends throwing stones and rocks at our house a while back. We lay waiting to catch them as soon as they stepped onto our property and then confronted them and chased them back to their house where we confronted the mother as well. Things escalated after that as we were then a target for them, so in the end the police were called. We also called the real estate and owner of the house that they rent across the road. The mother was officially warned and as she did not want to lose her house, finally got serious with her kids and we have not had issues since.