To be VERY annoyed with noise kids are making outside

(80 Posts)
HoppinMad Tue 18-Jun-13 20:31:23

I wish I could open the window and scream about the bloody racket. But they're kids so I wont.
Argh the level of screaming, shouting, swearing and loud laughter is getting on my nerves, it has taken me over an hour to settle dc. The baby fell asleep after about half an hour, but toddler is a very light sleeper and despite being shattered from a half day at nursery and various activities just couldn't settle because of the sheer noise.

We live in a quiet cul-de-sac with mainly young families. It is generally the same two or three families that allow their feral dc (ranging from early teens to about two or three years) to be out till very late, and allow them to make all the noise they like disturbing all the other neighbours. Its only since late spring, summer started to be fair, but its beginning to piss me off. I have wasted an hour, when normally it takes 15 minutes max. Kitchens a tip which I promised myself to clean but now I am too tired so dh can do it when he gets home from work

But seriously aibu to think people really should have some consideration for others who have children? I really dont care what time they put their dc to bed, but why allow them to be out till so late and make so much noise. Grrr... They are still at it.

xylem8 Wed 19-Jun-13 14:40:05

I think this thread should go into classics.
It's 7 pm. hush world! Ops babies are trying to go to sleep!!

halcyondays Wed 19-Jun-13 16:22:26

Can't see the harm in two or three year olds being out at 8.30 on a bright summer evening, they don't have to get up for school in the morning. Nearly all the kids in our street play out until 8.00-8.30 in the evenings. I think it's fine, although if they are screaming and shrieking very loudly, then they should be told to keep the noise down.

halcyondays Wed 19-Jun-13 16:26:41

The kids here that are out until that time are from 3 or 4 and up. Can't imagine anyone calling 8.30 a very late time for teenagers to be out, you'd hardly expect them to be tucked up in bed at 7p.m!

youmeatsix Wed 19-Jun-13 16:42:40

i think we all go through cycles, when we have babies & toddlers, kids outside are annoying, then its our kids outside, annoying other folk probably, then yours get older and you are annoyed again at kids outside!

mrsjay Wed 19-Jun-13 17:13:30

then yours get older and you are annoyed again at kids outside!

^ ^ this is me grin

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