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To go and say something to my neighbours kids?

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Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:33:24

My neighbours kids have decided to camp outside tonight and have built a fire in the garden. Our house stinks of smoke as we have had the windows open (hot night) and all you can hear is the kids talking really loudly. Ive got two kids, the eldest keeps being woken by their loudness. AIBU to go round and say something

EdYouKateShaun Tue 23-Aug-16 22:35:21

Seriously? They are camping in their own garden and they're... talking loudly! 😱

They are kids. They will probably remember this experience forever. Please do chill out.

ZenMom Tue 23-Aug-16 22:36:44

I'd go and say very nicely that you don't want to spoil their fun but it's late and he kids are sleeping. It's really simple smile no fuss needed.

Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:37:12

Well I say talking - more like calling each other fucking cunts and all the other young hip insults which I'm too old to know what they mean wink

rainbowunicorn Tue 23-Aug-16 22:38:24

oh for gods sake have a bit of tolerance. having a fire in the garden is no different to having a bbq and plenty of people do that every day of the week during the summer.

EdYouKateShaun Tue 23-Aug-16 22:39:08

That's a bit of a rather large drip feed. Next you'll be saying they are tearing of pieces of your fence for their fire...

EdYouKateShaun Tue 23-Aug-16 22:39:30


Corialanusburt Tue 23-Aug-16 22:42:56

It would really irritate me. Go round and speak to the parents.

Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:43:45

No idea what a drip feed is - and no they aren't tearing off my fence confused

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Tue 23-Aug-16 22:44:48

They prob aren't being loud, just sound carries more at night

Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:44:53

Rainbow - a bbq generally is over within a few hours. This fire is still burning and doesn't look as though it's going out anytime soon. Also the smell of a bonfire is worse than a bbq!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 23-Aug-16 22:47:56

I'm more concerned about their parents allowing them to be around open flames.
Do they need their bumps feeling

EdYouKateShaun Tue 23-Aug-16 22:49:54

It's where you drip feed your story to us usually having made up left out the new details which alter the story and make you seem more reasonable.


Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:51:37

Don't you just love a sarky mare on mumsnet!! grin

Claireabella1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:52:29

I think it's nice that they're not indoors, plugged into a screen. I'd let it go for tonight. It's the holidays, they're kids, they're having wholesome fun! If it continues every night, it'd be a different story.

SpaceDinosaur Tue 23-Aug-16 22:53:56

Get yourself up nice and early and have a loud family breakfast in the garden.

Of one of your DC plays the trumpet then even better grin

WeMustGetOffTheMountain Tue 23-Aug-16 22:54:27

It's just one night. Leave them to it. If the smell bothers you that much you could always, you know, close your windows.....

Claireabella1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:55:00

Oh, I missed the 'fucking cunts' but blush

Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 22:56:04

Lol Space - I will get my DD to go and play on her trampoline at 7am when she wakes grin

TheOptimisticPessimist Tue 23-Aug-16 22:57:35

I'd pop round and ask them to keep it down, but in a friendly, non-confrontational manner. Yes it's nice they're outside but it's also nearly 11pm on a work night and they're in a residential area. I wouldn't be happy with adults having a loud BBQ on a Tuesday night either.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 23-Aug-16 22:58:52

I wouldn't be bothered by them talking but I might call over the fence "oi! Mind your language please, there's kids about!"

Pinkbabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 23:03:58

My husband has called over the fence to watch the swearing but doesn't seem to have made much difference. I'm surprised their parents allow it!

Happyhippy45 Tue 23-Aug-16 23:14:58

Wait till 11.30....then politely ask if they can keep it down a bit. They are kids...and its swear even if your think you're don't. Not your job to police this. Neighbours job.
We have neighbours who BBQ every hint of sunshine......smoke us out every time. I'd be much happier with kids occasionally camping.

Happyhippy45 Tue 23-Aug-16 23:15:37

*yours don't

wheresthel1ght Tue 23-Aug-16 23:22:22

Personal I would drop a text to the parents and explain the language is inappropriate and could they keep the noise down.

But I am a miserable cow wink

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