In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m not exactly fond of children. I’m not exactly fond of stupid parents either, who have little or no control of their worthless little crotchlets.
About 6 houses down from us is a single mom with a 10 or 11 year old son. Everyday, he’s got at least 6-10 of his little buddies over and they all hang out in the middle of the road, practicing on their skateboards. (They all suck, btw-not a decent one in the bunch.) Who knows where mom is-work maybe? I know the older sister is there sometimes, she’s about 16. Anyway-they drag all this shit out into the road, ramps and rails, and whatnot, and sometimes they’ll just go away and leave it there. More often than not, they’ll try to skate, or they’ll sit in the road, or they’ll skate up and down the road, and in all the driveways & yards.
Now this drives me absolutely bonkers on several levels.
I will admit that I’ve got a lead foot, and I prolly drive a bit faster than I should, especially in the neighborhood. However, I know to keep my eyes open for these morons. There are others who don’t live around here, that drive fast, and one of these days is gonna hit one of those little brats. Then you can bet it won’t be “there were playing in the road”…but prolly more like “the driver wasn’t paying attention!” Bullshit. Then there’s the issue about them leaving their crap in the road. The neighbors next door to us wrecked their car on a rail that they left lying out in the middle of the street-still, nothing was done about these kids. Where is the supervision??!!
I also don’t want them in my yard, or my driveway. They fall down on my property and get hurt, and suddenly, we’ve gotten slammed with a lawsuit. Again, bullshit.
Today, I came home to find them camped out in front of our house, doing jumps in our driveway, sitting on our lawn, and making a general nuisence out of themselves. I was not happy. After trying to talk Craig into letting me call the cops, I settled for us both going outside with our really big dog to see if we couldn’t intimidate them away with our presense. Craig is concerned that if we yell at them, or call the cops, they’ll egg our house or try some other mischief-they are young boys just entering puberty, after all. Meh. I wanna run them over in my truck. Craig believes I’m gonna get a bad rep in the neighborhood as a “mean old lady.” Does that mean they’ll be scared of me?? GOOD!!! *g*
To continue, our neighbor is also outside. Turns out these little sproglets also annoy the hell out of him, and he’s told them countless times to stay off of both our properties, all to no avail. In fact, he yelled at them while we were standing there, and they mouthed off back to him, and gave attitude. Anyway, our neighbor called the cops!! Yay!!! *insert halleujeh chorus here* By the time, they actually arrived, the snotnuggets had gone back home, but had hauled all their rails & stuff out into the road. The cop gave them a good talking to suposedly, and told them that they were not to trespass, any future calls regarding this issue and arrests would be made. He also told them that if anything happens to any of the properties on our street, he’ll be charging them. Now, I’m sure alot of that was simply scare tactics, but I hope they are still young enough that it worked!!!
Now, let’s discuss Mom. *rolls eyes* I know it must be tough as a single mom-I was there, obviously, when my mom raised me singlehandedly until my teens. I understand it’s hard to work and raise a child. BUT, how can you have so little control over your child that he’s pretty much allowed to run the neighborhood anytime he wants??!! There are countless numbers of kids over there all the time. Mom is NEVER home. When she is, it doesn’t seem to make a bit of diff. I think we know who’s in charge here, and it’s certainly not the parent. If I had done what this kid is doing when I was that age, I wouldn’t have sat for a couple weeks. Argh! Stupid freakin’ moo.
On a related note…
Craig had a huge corporate thing today, during which a “get acquainted” period was had, and everyone was discussing their married/single status & number of children. Craig was asked about whether or not we had kids, and he replied with “all our kids have four legs.” He said that at first no one seemed to get it, and then they were all like, “that’s cute…you must have animals.” There was another guy there who’s from the MA office, and apparently him & his wife are also childfree by choice! Unfortunately, they do live out of state, and so it would be difficult to hang and get to know them. I would absolutely LOVE to meet & make some childfree friends! We have a couple of couples we hang with who are childfree simply because they haven’t started popping them out yet. As soon as they do, the whole dynamic of our relationship with them will change, I’m sure of it.
Yuck. Babies. Evil.
Now, if there were kittens or puppies, that would be a completely different matter…..