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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.


usualsuspect Sun 07-Jul-13 12:50:26

It's a lovely day.

We don't get many, let the kids enjoy it.


lustybusty Sun 07-Jul-13 12:54:16

I am single and childless. Yesterday I was enjoying my back garden lying in the sunshine. Next door (left) were playing cheesy shit dance choons from 0900 till about 1700. Small children shrieking and splashing, dad shouting at them for running, hitting etc etc. next door (right) had contesting cheesy shit pop music all day. Dad and 2 kids playing football with the adjoining fence (me and them) as the goal post bang bang bang bang I had a BBQ. We were laughing, joking and shock smoking and drinking. At 10pm I dragged us all inside and closed the back windows (kids all sleep at the back of the houses).
I guess they were being unreasonable for the constant cheesy shit music, shouting and footy, I was being unreasonable for smoking and drinking till late. I didn't complain, nor did they. grin
But 7am on a Sunday? I'd be ready to kill. 8-8:30 I wouldn't be happy, but y'know, it's summer, they're kids....

HerrenaHarridan Sun 07-Jul-13 12:57:05

If you live near people they will make noise sometimes.

you cannot live near people and expect not to have to hear them.
If you don't want to hear them YOU need to do something about that be it move somewhere isolated, ear plugs, sound proof your room or god forbid think of your own solution.

I agree it's not on to send then down the street so your not the one listening to them.

Plenty of people have pointed out that everyone has different sleep patterns.

I get on very well with my (childless neighbours) they make a noise when they feel like it, we make a noise when we feel like it. Neither of us is being inconsiderate IMO we just don't stamp our feet and have a paddy every time it's a nice day and we both want to use the garden.

I hate to bring the law into it but it should be pointed out that excessive noise between 11-6 is considered anti-social anything outside if that is luck of the draw

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 07-Jul-13 13:11:06

The children round the back of me are having an absolute whale of a time, trampolining, some sort of bubble machine, there is water spraying over the hedge (so I will not be able to dry any clothes). It is brilliant, but then it is not rediculously early in the morning.

usualsuspect Sun 07-Jul-13 13:17:29

Won't be long until it's dark and dreary at 7 in the morning.

So not long to put up with kids having early morning fun.

TonytheFish Sun 07-Jul-13 13:44:49

See, I have trained my children to weekends.......they woke at 9 am this morning, came into me, climbed into bed, and we all dozed off again, snuggled up together till half ten......bliss.

Sneets Mon 08-Jul-13 07:09:38

Goodness me, some people get so heavy on here! What's with all the aggression? Take a chill pill folks.
I'm a mother with growing kids, and blimey, whoever said only childless have parties? What planet are they on. A good BBQ and a few beers with music (not too cheesy or mentally loud) is great for relaxing. But my kids still don't go crazy outside too early. They certainly have a few argybargies in the house though!!!! (2 boys). My street is full of kids and we all must think alike because I can't remember being woken by child-noise-pollution.

HoppinMad Mon 08-Jul-13 09:29:45

I posted a few weeks ago about the noise outside of kids playing while I was putting dc(3) and baby to sleep. It was about 8.30pm then and had taken me way over an hour iirc because of all the screaming, screeching, swearing outside.. I made it clear I have no problem with them playing, its the noise levels yet I got such a toasting because how dare I think my dc's sleep trumps the right for kids/teenager's rights to play outside as late as they like hmm
They like to play up and down the cul de sac, funnily not in front of their own houses much. So I dont see why one child's right to play out as late as they like trumps another child's to play out as early as they like.

Despite my annoyance, I am still considerate an keep ds inside until at least 9pm.

HoppinMad Mon 08-Jul-13 09:31:06

Sorry that should say 9am*

shewhowines Mon 08-Jul-13 09:34:58

YANBU it's just considerate.

aldiwhore Mon 08-Jul-13 09:38:53

Our children were in the garden at 8am on Sunday, BUT they were under strict instructions to keep it quiet until after breakfast (we ate at 9.30) I felt I'd found a happy compromise... until at 8:05 our neighbours revved up their chainsaw and started chopping down a tree, shouting at each other and generaly making me think all bets were off.

YANBU to think that everyone should be a little quiet early in the morning, YABU to think it's just children who can be inconsiderate!

ProperStumped Mon 08-Jul-13 09:50:22

It never fails to amaze me how some people here defend what is essentially ill manners.

Yes, we all have to put up with noise, some of it unsocial hours. But letting your kids out to play at 7am on a Sunday morning is selfish and bad mannered.

A bit of consideration for others goes a long way in life, you know. God forbid anyone should try and prevent your childrens needs to express themselves at 7am hmm

ProperStumped Mon 08-Jul-13 09:51:35

aldiwhore you make a very good point! It's not just kids playing out, it's neighbours mowing the lawn, washing the car blah blah blah. You've got all day to do that stuff. Don't be so bloody selfish.

aldiwhore Mon 08-Jul-13 09:54:17

I don't mind on a Saturday, but I think a Sunday morning is the one morning where MOST people can take their time and have a bit of peace (obviously some poor sods have to work)... it was very hot this weekend though, and my children were up at 5am, so it didn't FEEL late, but you know, there is a compromise, keep it quiet!

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 08-Jul-13 11:19:13

If you live in a residential area in the uk then The law requires you to not make loud noises before or after certain times it also requires you to only make reasonable noise between the two specified times.

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