Just a little vent about my neighbours, Im soo freaking of sick of their crap! Bit of background, They moved in about 8 months ago, and at first i thought something wasnt right, the mother moved the kids in and pretty much only stopped in for 5 or 10 mins a day for almost 3 weeks, the youngest child being about 9 years old, theres 3 kids.
So i was a little worried at first cause the younger kids would be out on the road at all hours of the day and night, hardly going to school, then the mother finally made it to actually being there more than a few mins at a time.
Now i understand she probably has to work, my mother was a working single mother, but we were trained, we had boundaries these kids have no idea, the swearing that comes from their house is ridiculous, they have murdered a snake, carpet snake, harmless, just leave it and it will go away, but no these kids had to kill it, the mother thought it was nothing. My kids were in tears when they just threw it out their gate onto the road!
We aren't angels! I mean we have 5 rowdy boys, we are known to have loud music, and we have get togethers with family and friends occasionally. So last night, i head to bed about 9.30pm and start to drift off to sleep, only to wake to screaming and yelling, the mother and teenage girl are fighting.. Happens often, what 15 year old doesnt fight with their parents, so it all goes on for about an hour, by this stage ds5 has been woken up by their crap luckily the other boys and Dh and still sleeping.
They seem to settle for a bit so i get ds back to sleep and head back to bed, not even 10 mins after i finally crawl into bed they are at it again, the teenager has locked the mother out and now the mother is screaming and yelling and bashing on the front door. Screen door mind you, so in a quiet street all you hear is the screaming and rattling of the door.... for over an hour at close to midnight
SO by this stage everyone is awake in our house, i can see the other houses in the street turning their lights, i was just waiting for the police to show up.. but they didnt the mother got into the house and pretty much went mental i could hear breaking and yelling and thumping. Im not sure what was going on and what i should do, i really want to ring their real estate, but then i think it might make it hard for them to find a house in the future, I'm a bit torn... I'm not the sort of person to complain about my neighbours, live and let live i say, but this is really going a bit too far for it to be ignored any more. Any advice?
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11-02-2013 10:51 #1
Feral Neighbours! Guh!
11-02-2013 10:54 #2
I would have called the police last night. Who knows what was going on in there.
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11-02-2013 11:00 #3
It happens all too often tho, the police have been out a few times for them. Its hard to judge when its really bad. Im surprised they havnt got a breach from the agent yet. I seen the teenager on her way to school this morning, she seemed ok.
11-02-2013 11:03 #4
Feral Neighbours! Guh!
Every time you hear something like that call the police.
They need to be informed of what's going on every time.
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11-02-2013 11:06 #5
Re: Feral Neighbours! Guh!
Next time call the police. having been I'm a similar situation with family that have anger issues, I appreciated the police calls. Just do it anonymously if you want. Sometimes the parent needs a bit of perspective and sometimes its the kids that need perspective.
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11-02-2013 11:14 #6
Feral Neighbours! Guh!
Yes definitely call the police next time, straight away. You never know, even if the teenager seemed ok, how many bruises were hidden under those clothes (or on her heart). Now it could be completely opposite in that situation where the mums doing her best with an awful teenager... But always best to be on the safe side.
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11-02-2013 11:44 #7
In all honesty, I wouldn't interfere. Not in the situation that you described- the mother and teenager daughter fighting. It would p!ss me off though, the noise and you having your young children woken up, I'd like to think that I would go out and say something, but realistically I pobably would have done what you did and waited impatiently for it to pass. My DH would have more than likey said somthing- especially if was getting to the point of waking up our kids.
We had a horrible neighbour a few years back when we were living in a block of units with this guys flat on the other side of the wall- pper thin walls. DS was very young and this guy would be up all hours of the night and early morning with his music blaring, our bedroom backed onto his loungeroom- anyway, 4am one day he came home from somewhere and blasted his doof doof music (we much later found out he was a speed addict) so DH went over and knocked on his door and aked him to turn his music down- well that was it, long story short he ended up gtting his teenage son who visited sometimes with his mates to smash our windows in with the leg of a table. We had him charged and the real estate agent moved us out a few days later, but it was terrifying.
You shouldn't have to put up with inconsiderate, loud neighbours, but at what point to you interfere or call the police? It's a tough call, obviously with my neighbour theer wasn't even a question as to whether or not to involve the cops- but for your situation, here is a mother fighting with her teenage daughter- does hat warrant a call to the police? I'd say yes if any violence or abuse occured, maybe if the little ones were in the house- but I'm not sure if it would be best to let them sort it out themselves.
If it continues or you are feeling concerned for the safety of the kids, call them. You could make a noise complaint and tell them there are kids in the house.
If I called the police everytime the neighbours across the road from us had a fight they would be there everyday... they sound exatly like your neighbours and have 6 kids (one a toddler) and I swear the older ones only go to school once in a while, they are constantly running amok 24/7, they stand out the front and throw things at passing cars and "play" in their mums car, constantly beeping the horn- god forbid one of them knock it into neutral!
And by the way, if I had have locked my mum out of the house when I was a teenager she would have called the cops on me, not the other way around!
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11-02-2013 12:02 #8
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Makes me wonder if the mother is working or doing something else less legit....
11-02-2013 12:29 #10
I wouldn't have called the police and I also wouldn't interfere parents and teenagers arguments can be explosive and overly dramatic I've witnessed it first hand with my sister and one of her daughters, my advice is stay out of it-unless you think a life is in danger then I would go right ahead and call the police. After all no ever really know whats going on behind closed doors.
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