Duh!!!!!!! It's raining!!!!!!

@Anne18 (11036)
April 15, 2012 9:50am CST
Its been raining cats and dogs here this afternoon, about an hour ago the doorbell rang, on answering the door there stood the neighbours three children who regularly play with my three children. Dressed in raincoats and welly boots. They asked if my children were going out to play!!!!!!!!!!! I said no not in all the rain etc. OH they said, can we come in and play then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So they didn't really want my children to go and play with them,they wanted to come in and play but had to ask first if my children were going out to play!! So I take it there mum was fed up with them and decided to try and send them round mine!!! It didn't work!!!! Didn't she have a cheek!!!!!!!
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 12
Cats and dogs? Oh my! lol Welly boots? Cheeky aren't you lady?! It has rained here abit mid week I think it was. I am into the rain. Watching and listening wise that is. Not messy and wet wise. Kids are fun in the rain. Not! Jumping in puddles and driving us nuts inside.
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@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Thats me cheeky all the way through like a stick of rock!!!! Children have been very good today, feel guitly about wanting them to og back to school on Tuesday as they were bored stiff the other day. My cat is also very funny in the rain. I like it when it has stopped raining, you get that lovely fresh smell
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr 12
Stick of rock? I love that fresh smell after the rain too. We used to have a cat that was so prizzy. Would tip toe around where it was wet. So weird.
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
Our cat doesn't seem to mind the rain, the smell is lovely just like freshy cut grass
• United States
15 Apr 12
I would have sent my son out to play in the rain. He'd think it was a treat, since normally we don't let him splash in puddles and play messy games like that. Get your kids out of your hair and let them have some fun at the same time!
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@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Yes there is that too it, but I didn't really want three wet children coming back into the house today, plus they were quite happy doing there own thing indoors Should have said yes to the neighbours children that they were coming out to play, just to see the looks on there faces..... there's no way there mum would have wanted them playing out in the rain, more hassle, mess rows when they went in soaking wet
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
15 Apr 12
Hey , I sometimes go out with my dog and walk in the rain , I just keep a dry towel near the door , and I go out with rainwear. When I get home , I use the towel so my clothes don't dreep water , I go in and change clothes. But still , if it was such a heavy rain , maybe there was nothing to do outdoors. I would also want to see their faces if they were allowed to play outside.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Not much ot do outside apart from walk/ ride bikes. The den went last year so there is no where to sit out of the rain. It can be good fun to walk in the rain
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
15 Apr 12
Hello! Can you spell free babysitter? I hated when mothers would try that with me, and it would never fail it was when the kids had a runny nose and a fever. I would call the mother and they would answer the phone with that sleepy voice that was the tell tail sign that they were taking a nap. I would want to know what was going on in their minds that they would send their children over to my house to play when the kids were sick. I'd either get the answer of "I didn't know they were sick" or "I figured you wouldn't mind". DUH!! I did mind because I didn't want my daughter sick!!! I would inform the mother to get her butt outta bed and take care of her kids because I was sending them home. It didn't matter with them if it was raining or snowing either, and usually the kids wouldn't be dressed properly for the weather either. It made me want to smack them smart...they were already stupid!!!
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@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Yes free babysitter, thats what I am. Just wait until the summer and I have about 12 children in my garden!!! I'm a mug, but I wasn't allowed lots of pals around in the garden when I was a child so want my children to be different!!
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@AmbiePam (50391)
• United States
15 Apr 12
You said no?! Good for you. I wouldn't think it was polite to send wet children over to someone else's home.
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@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
No its not polite, but then the mother isn't polite so I'm used to it
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@BarBaraPrz (21364)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Apr 12
Maybe they just wanted to play with your kids.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Yes they did, and they do play here an awful lot in the house and garden, its very rare that mine go to there house, and its not through lack of trying ot get my children in there house.
@BarBaraPrz (21364)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Apr 12
BTW, it's raining here, too, and there are kids out in it...
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
My children do play out in the rain and I don't mind the mess, but they are all busy doing things in the house and they aren't arguing so don't want ot spoil a good thing. We do take the children for long walks in the rain etc.
@msmamaof3 (244)
• United States
15 Apr 12
I can understand the frustration for sure, just in the parent being extremely sneaky in her way of getting her kids out of the house LOL. We live in an extremely rural area, and I would give anything for my kids to be able to go out (or in for that matter) and play with neighborhood kids. There are no neighbors around me with little children.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Sorry that your children don't have many children to play with. It was sneaky of her and I have been caught out by her too many times now. I wouldn't mind but its all one way, its ok for me to have all her children in etc, but if I ask back etc, its never the right time so I now do but my foot down now and again.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
15 Apr 12
Hi , Anne , I personally think that if you don't have a problem letting them in , and your children don't mind , then let the kids to play with each other. Think about the best for your kids. If they did all of their homework and are bored , and if they like playing with the kids of your neighbour , let them play in your house and ask them to keep it clean and arranged. I must admit it sounds like a situation where you feel exploited , but , if your kids are happy with that , maybe you can find good things and educational activities to do with the neighbour's kids : you can make them do the homework together , you can ask them how school is. Hey , maybe you can show them how you keep the house clean and fixed :P
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Hi there, If the children had been bored then I may have let the other children in, but they were all busy doing things and not arguing so I didn't want to distrub them. I know if my children went and knocked on her door like hers did today then she wouldn't have let them in, regardless of how bored her children may have been. These children come round ours and ask for ice creams, the other day it was fairly hot and my daughter came in and said the little girl wanted the paddling pool out! now it wasn't hot enough for the padding pool out, I said if she wants paddling pool out then she will have ot og and ask her mum to have her pool out! She wouldn't go and ask, but I know her mum would have given her a towel ot go in ours!!!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
16 Apr 12
It sounds like the kids needed something to do. Some parents just let their kids roam.
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Apr 12
I don't let my children roam at all, thats one good reason how they get into trouble
• Canada
15 Apr 12
That's just nuts, what some people will do. The nerve!!! How did the kids react when you sent them on their way? Did you talk to the mother after, bout sending the kids over unannounced? When my sister and I were children, we used to have our parent confirm with their parent, before we went to their place, in order to avoid this little trick.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Useless talking ot the mother, feel sorry for the children but I wasn't letting them in today, no way not while mine were keeping themselfs busy etc. Children used to coming in and not coming in, so normal.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Apr 12
she sure did. she must have gotten tired of them being under foot and that is why they came to your house. maybe you should do the same??!! lol!
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Sadly it dosen't work like that with her, its all very one sied
• United States
15 Apr 12
Or they could have just been kids wanting to play with yours and you said no outside so they thought they would ask to come in. We where allowed to play in the rain and loved it. I mean when it wasn't thunder and lightning of coarse.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
I do allowe the children to play outside in the rain, these children didn't want ot play outside and were sent to be asked to play in our house. I do say yes sometimes but I do get fed up with being fodded off with these children. My children were more than happy doing there own things, and although I did feel sorry for these children and guilty about not letting them come in today I do have to put my children first and since they were more than happy staying in and doing there own thing and not arguing with each other I decided that today it was better to let as they say sleeping dogs lie and just have my children in my house this sunday afternoon. The children did all play out yesterday together, I might add in our garden not the neighbours garden and I do need a break form other people's children once in a while. I mean if I wanted six children then I would have given birth ot six children instead of four children. But three children living at home and the eldest of 23 living away is all I can cope with. Sadly i'm no Mary Poppins, Supernanny or Nanny McFee. Wish I was sometimes
• United States
15 Apr 12
It isn't raining down here, but I wish it would.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Stop raining now, sun out for a while but still a bit chilly. Hope you get some rain soon
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
15 Apr 12
We confined our children in the case. We create obstacle to their natural growth. Let them play outside of the home. Let them cope with the nature.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Yes they do cope with nature and like being outside in the cold and rain, but just not today, anyway they were all busy doing there own things up stairs and you don't disturb sleeping dogs do you, so left them chilling out on there own, other children had to turn around and go home, bet there mum wasn't very happy with me, but tough
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
15 Apr 12
Oh geez - lucky you! But that must mean that the either the other parents really like you or they just really were sick of watching their kids then. It's really amazing how people will try to pawn their kids off on other parents though, isn't it? Oh well, you did exactly what I would have done, send them back home or out to play in the rain as their mother prepared them to. I hope the weather clears up a bit for you there. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
The children do like to come into my house, but sometimes I don't want six children in my house, If I wanted six children I would have had six children Glad you feel the same as me, sun is shining now so they may get out a bit later once the jobs are done
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
15 Apr 12
So you turned them away? I suppose they were all getting a bit too much for her and she needed a break, but maybe she should have thought of some rainy day games. I know when I was a child we weren't allowed to go outside in the rain, well maybe once in awhile but vey very very rarely. I had a friend a few years younger then me who's mom would allow her to go out and play in the rain.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
Yes turned them away. I'm a bit soft and I do let them in more often than turning them away. She very very very rarely gives me a break, she should have sorted some rainy day activites out for them. It can be fun to play out in the rain, but not today and I didn't want any children in my house today apart from my own children.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
15 Apr 12
I don't think so. Why shouldn't your children go out to play in the rain? Rain doesn't hurt and it can be fun. All that puddle jumping and boat sailing. So what if they get soaked through. Stick them in the bath, mug of hot chocolate and snuggly bed for their...yawn... tired little heads. Perfect!
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Apr 12
I have no problem with my children playing out in the rain and they do so, we go for long walks in the rain as well. My children were all settled indoors doing things and I didn't want ot upset the balance, the children have been getting a bit bored as they have been off school a long time over Easter, so I was pleased my children had sorted thnings out to od while I was busy and weren't annoying each other. Let sleeping dogs lie I say
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 12
Oh I don't know. When I was a kid, playing in the rain was no big deal and there was lots to do. The main thing to do was to build dams in the gutters to stop the water flow. Sometimes we would go down to the park and build much bigger dams in the creek. If we needed shelter we would make something or hold pow-wows in someone's garage. If we were made to stay inside we built forts out of furniture and blankets. I still love the rain.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
23 Apr 12
This is like the kid who's always in our house. I think his mom gets fed up with him time to time so he sends him our way. Specially when it's raining and he just stays indoors. Last night was one particular example. It was already 8pm and he was still in our house. I really had to send him home because my son couldn't do his homework.
• United States
23 Apr 12
I hate days like that because that means my children are bored stuck at home, they can't go outside and play so they start inventing things to do inside the house and boy do they get creative. Just this weekend we had a similar experience, the whole entire Saturday was washed down, it didn't stop raining until finally Sunday afternoon. It almost even messed up our daughter's friends birthday party which was held in the park. But luckily for them, the party started as soon as the day started to clear up and the day turned out beautiful. Luckily there aren't to many children their age around my neighborhood that they know since they don't go to the schools around my house.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Apr 12
We have a little boy that lives up the street from us that does that almost every time that it rains. I know that a big part of the reason that he does it ie because of the fact that his dad does not really pay that much attention to him. Most of the time I will let him come in and play with the kids, but there are some times that I can't and it honestly makes be feel bad because I know that he is lonely and just wants someone to play with.
@Kojigirl (188)
17 Apr 12
Frankly, I feel sorry for your kids. I can remember the brilliant times my brothers and I had playing in the rain in Florida when I was growing up. We loved it. I'm so sorry for your kids, but I'm sure you have your reasons. I'm glad my mom chucked us out in the rain, we thought it was the greatest time in the world when the rain came down and we had fun splashing and having a terrific time. It's one of the few things my brothers and I can agree on from our turbulent childhood.