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AIBU to think that 7am on a Sunday is far too early for kids to be out playing?

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lastnightiwenttomanderleyagain Sun 07-Jul-13 07:17:04

I'll lay my cards on the table early: DH and I have no.children yet. I also quite like the sound of children playing (not the screechers, mind)

BUT... 7am on a Sunday? I remember as a kid that we weren't allowed out until at least 9am or something on a normal day, let alone a day when it is universally acknowledged that most people are enjoying a bit of a lie in.

Not only are they loud but the noise they make as they jump off kerbs on their scooters is horrendous.


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MrsPresley Sun 07-Jul-13 07:24:40

I have to say it wouldn't bother me, but then I'm always a early riser (not my choice) so anything after 6am is a long lie to me.

But no way would I have let mine out to play this early, I think 9am is early enough, so YANBU

Sneets Sun 07-Jul-13 07:26:02

Hey I do have kids and don't think that you're being uneasonable!!!

LimitedEditionLady Sun 07-Jul-13 07:26:07

Aaaargh thats my idea of torture!Please note I am only up now as my DC chose my destiny....

ZipItShrimpy Sun 07-Jul-13 07:26:12

That's dreadful! I don't let mine on out play until at least 9am and even then they know not to scream and shout.

It's very inconsiderate!

waikikamookau Sun 07-Jul-13 07:27:11

it is really inconsiderate of their parents.

pictish Sun 07-Jul-13 07:29:00

It wouldn't bother me personally, as I am not noise sensitive at all...but I still wouldn't let my lot out that early on a Sunday. Very inconsiderate of others. Yanbu.

Justforlaughs Sun 07-Jul-13 07:31:20

I'd let mine out in the garden at that time. I wouldn't let them scream and shout, but then I wouldn't let them scream and shout at any time. I'd rather hear kids playing than the dreadful noise from the hedge trimmers and lawn mowers.

Rhino71 Sun 07-Jul-13 07:32:08

Normally I would agree but on a beautiful sunny day like today I say YAB a bit U.

oohdaddypig Sun 07-Jul-13 07:34:27

Tricky one. On the whole YANBU.

But it's a beautiful day....

And I agree about the lawnmower thing - the oldies round our way (everyone seems to be about ninety and sprightly) are at it 6am

Kafri Sun 07-Jul-13 07:37:33

I agree. I think any loud noises are U early on a Sunday. We spent the first 3 years in our home with our neighbours dog barking at 6am every morning. She worked early shifts and the dog was left out when she left for work.
I now have a 6m DS and he certainly will not be playing out at silly o'clock on a Sunday when he's old enough.
his crying though I can't do much about

Goldmandra Sun 07-Jul-13 07:40:17

Well nobody who had their windows open in our village would have had a lie in this morning anyway. At 6.45 there were 8 hot air balloons skimming our rooftops. The sound of the burners wasn't something one could easily ignore and the people in the baskets were all yelling to each other smile

They looked beautiful and I had to be up anyway to get DD1 out for a day's volunteering but I might not have been best pleased had I been childless and looking forward to a lie in.

When windows are likely to be open I think 8.00am is the earliest for quiet play and 9.00 if they are going to be boisterous.

waikikamookau Sun 07-Jul-13 07:40:28

I was annoyed yesterday when someone walking dog by our house at 7.15 was calling/talking over the road to someone at the bus stop, it was due to be a once a week lie in for me, shattered, and I have a feeling she did the same last week angry
just cos you are up early no need to wake everyone else up angry

RaisingChaotic Sun 07-Jul-13 07:42:11

YANBU I was woke up at 7 this my cat hmm

FrumpyPumpy Sun 07-Jul-13 07:45:09

Agree not before 9, for kids, lawnmowers, car engines running (not driving obv but 'warming up'). I have DC and they make enough noise after 9, couldn't subject everyone to it before that.

tootiredtothink Sun 07-Jul-13 07:49:38

Can hear our neighbour mowing their lawn as we speak zzzzzzzz

Summerblaze Sun 07-Jul-13 07:54:05

DS1 has been asking for the paddling pool out since 7am (as I promised him yesterday). I have told him its too early and others will be in bed so he has to wait until later.

Don't let DC outside til at least 9 am. Just good manners innit.

thegreylady Sun 07-Jul-13 07:55:29

Not unreasonable to be out playing but very unreasonable to be making a noise. My grandsons were playing with Lego on the patio at 6.30 am yesterday but you wouldn't have known they were there unless you looked out.

RedHelenB Sun 07-Jul-13 08:03:03

As an early riser I think YABU - at night me & my kids sleep through pub noise for eg & if you are a shift worker you have to sleep during the day when there is tons of noise! A lot ofmpeople now work weekends so I think the traditional Sunday no longer exists.

LadyintheRadiator Sun 07-Jul-13 08:10:36

Yanbu, 9 at the earliest here. If I was desperate I'd take them to the park instead (no houses nearby) but mine are happily drawing for now.

Southeastdweller Sun 07-Jul-13 08:10:49

YADNBU. It's way too early for the selfish parents to let them out regardless of the nice weather. 9am or later is perfectly reasonable.

wigglesrock Sun 07-Jul-13 08:13:21

I let mine out from about 8 but they are warned about noise no matter what the time. But I don't think the fact that it's Sunday makes a difference. My husband has been on night shifts all weekend - he's just away to bed now. He could probably cheerfully strangle people who are making noise at around 2pm, just when he's starting to wake up <shrug>

LtEveDallas Sun 07-Jul-13 08:14:12

I've been up since half 5, so I'm wide awake and bushy tailed. But YANBU, 7am is too early, I won't let DD (who has been up since half 6) do anything except draw or watch TV until 9am

(And believe me, she WANTS to play in the garden)

littlewhitebag Sun 07-Jul-13 08:14:46

I find these threads very strange. Who has a monopoly on long lie time? Children should be positively encouraged to go out and play in the morning whenever they want to. We only get a short spell of long days and nice weather in the UK. We need to get our children to make the most of it.
I live by a golf course and very morning at 6 am the ground staff start their mowing etc. I have never thought this was a problem or too early.

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