Do you let your children play outside early in a morning?

(31 Posts)
Lampshadeofdoom Tue 10-Sep-13 10:45:09

A friend of mine complained of being woken up early (before half seven ) by children playing very noisily outside, in a screaming/shouting/banging way kids do.

Another friend has replied he is bu and just because he hasn't started his day doesn't mean they shouldn't star theirs. She has continued by saying its ridiculous how kids can't be kids now and be noisy etc.

I don't allow the dc to play outside early in the holidays out of courtesy but who is BU?

Writerwannabe83 Tue 10-Sep-13 10:47:03

Erm, how early are you letting them out??

If I'm honest, I'd probably be really annoyed if my sleep was being disturbed that early in the morning by kids playing outside.....

Especially if I had to go to work all day and I was being woken up an hour early....

Silverfoxballs Tue 10-Sep-13 10:48:20

I have never let my dc out at that time, it is a bit inconsiderate I also don't mow my lawn before 9.

I think you will get an even split answer wise.

I would not appreciate being woken at 7.30 by screaming kids outside - way too early and very selfish.

Kids can be kids of course, but there is such a thing as common sense and respect for others.

5madthings Tue 10-Sep-13 10:49:57

On a weekday after 8am as most people are up and off to work, on a weekend I don't let them play out till after 9am, I encourage them to keep the noise down, playing is fine, screaming/shouting etc isn't.

MummyPig24 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:43:27

I don't let them out before 9 on the weekend because they are noisy little buggers. Weekdays in the holidays we probably wouldn't be ready to play outside until 9ish anyway.

SilverApples Tue 10-Sep-13 11:50:03

Mine used to play out very early, DS was in the garden by 7am some mornings in the summer. But mine have never been noisy when playing.
So it isn't the presence of the children, it's the volume that is a problem for many.

Beastofburden Tue 10-Sep-13 12:56:20

I would say, make no noise outside before 8am weekdays and 9am weekends. Kids being kids includes IMHO learning that it is not all about them. Friend Two IBVU and self-centred, and is probably storing up trouble for the teen years..

ILetHimKeep20Quid Tue 10-Sep-13 13:00:07

See not all kids scream, those that do should be kept inside until 9!

SilverStreak7 Tue 10-Sep-13 13:05:13

Mine do not play out early especially school days (all I can do to get them up to get ready to leave on time) .. On a weekend if they go out its never really before 11.00 in morning or so . ..usually as they don;t get up till late.

SilverStreak7 Tue 10-Sep-13 13:05:14

Mine do not play out early especially school days (all I can do to get them up to get ready to leave on time) .. On a weekend if they go out its never really before 11.00 in morning or so . ..usually as they don;t get up till late.

SilverStreak7 Tue 10-Sep-13 13:05:17

Mine do not play out early especially school days (all I can do to get them up to get ready to leave on time) .. On a weekend if they go out its never really before 11.00 in morning or so . ..usually as they don;t get up till late.

SilverStreak7 Tue 10-Sep-13 13:05:57

Oops sorry , it come out triple.

jacks365 Tue 10-Sep-13 13:07:09

I wouldn't care as we are up and about at 6.30 dd2 leaves for college at 7.10, refuse wagons come round about 7 (first on round). Life doesn't start at 8.30 here but much earlier. Guess it all depends what people are use to.

Dahlen Tue 10-Sep-13 13:15:11

My DC are not horrifically noisy, but I wouldn't let them out to play before 9am in case neighbours were sleeping. But then my neighbours work 9-5 hours (or thereabouts). What if they're shift workers? wink

Weegiemum Tue 10-Sep-13 13:17:26

Mine never go out before school (they leave at 8) and come in before its dark (about 8.30 now, later in may/June).

Bumblequeen Tue 10-Sep-13 13:52:19

No my dd does not play out before school. My neighbours dc play out in their uniform in the summer months anytime from 7.30am --do their parents not worry about them dirtying their clothes?-'. At the weekends they are out before 9am.

Lets just say I am pleased when it rains and when autumn is approaching!

no not before school would get filthy. and not at weekends before around ten because they generally are loud and I like to be considerate

GobTheGoblin Tue 10-Sep-13 14:46:58

Our neighbours child plays out from about 7am nearly every morning. She's only 3 or 4, but she has a very loud voice and is always shouting for Mum or Dad to come and watch her do this. It's rather annoying as she does wake my DD up.

Crinkle77 Tue 10-Sep-13 14:53:41

She is BU. I work hard all week and enjoy a lie in at the weekend so would be annoyed if it was before 7.30. If it is in the week then she also needs consider those doing shift work.

Pachacuti Tue 10-Sep-13 14:59:30

Hypothetically, I think not before 8am weekdays and 9am weekends (although we have no garden so it's an academic issue in our case).

gobbledegook1 Tue 10-Sep-13 15:07:10

In term time not until after school but then there wouldn't really be time before anyway, in half term not until after 9. Weekends not until after 10 as I appreciate those that work all week would probably like a lie in.

I also try and keep the kids as quiet as possible indoors until at least 10am because I know the lady next door works varying nights and therefore likes to sleep in until at least 10 when she's been at work and the walls are really thin.

mootime Tue 10-Sep-13 15:12:17

I have to say that it hadn't occurred to me that it would be a problem. With the hot weather in the summer and two very early risers, ours have been outside playing from 7 quite often. I don't think that they are particularly loud, but I'm used to it!
Neighbours (only have them on one side) sleep at the front of the house though and have double glazing so not sure that they'd be woken up by them.

BombayBadGirl Tue 10-Sep-13 16:46:24

i always stay in till 10.30 on weekends and days, just because eveyonesd so quite, and i cant be sure they're awake yet

musicmadness Tue 10-Sep-13 18:10:28

Would the person arguing that they should be allowed to be noisy early in the morning be happy if I was outside playing music or mowing the lawn or something at 10pm? After all I haven't finished my day...

If it's unsociable hours (and before half 7 is definitely unsociable) then the noise should be kept down. I honestly don't care if the children are outside playing or not - as long as they are quiet!

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