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?

Hulababy Tue 10-Sep-13 19:03:18

No way would I have let DD out to play at 7:30am, especially on a weekend. Mind you, knowing DD there's little chance of her actually being awake by that time in general.

Weekend, outside playing loudly, running around, bouncing balls, etc - 9:30am at very earliest. Weekdays a bit earlier - most are out by 8am here in time to start going to school.

I guess in your own gardens and playing really quietly - talking voices, not shouting voices - then they are not really making enough noise to wake anyone up anyway.

defineme Tue 10-Sep-13 19:09:31

In the week when I've been pegging out washing before I go to work, ds has gone out and gone on his swing, but if he was making a lot of noise I'd tell him to shush. However, my neighbours leave for work before 8 so I don't think it would disturb. Weekend totally different-not before 9.

BrokenSunglasses Tue 10-Sep-13 19:12:37

Screaming children would annoy me at any time of the day. There's just no need for screeching and screaming unless they are in extreme pain.

Children playing normally wouldn't bother me before 7.30 though.

zatyaballerina Tue 10-Sep-13 19:42:24

Mine is outside first thing, normally 7 but sometimes as early as five or six if she wakes earlier. She's never allowed to scream outside and at that time she knows she has to be super quiet, she just runs around and plays on the swings and slide. Nobody can hear her.

I think it's fine if they're not disturbing anyone but it's not acceptable for loud voices or banging at that time, screaming should never be tolerated unless they're alerting you to the fact that they're seriously hurt or being kidnapped (would love to pass a law on that one).

She is definitely not being unreasonable, it's anti social and horribly inconsiderate to wake the neighbours just because you're up.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Tue 10-Sep-13 21:57:41

No, mine plays out on the road and in a field near our house which has other houses backing on to it; therefore he is not allowed to play out before 9am. He can go in the garden before that but he's not allowed to use the trampoline.

MyBaby1day Wed 11-Sep-13 01:45:14

No, I think it's wrong if they are creating din too early in the morning, no I wouldn't allow that. Work people aren't really supposed to do anything that makes noise until about 10:00am so think that time is reasonable.

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