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Babblepook Mon 20-May-19 20:52:51

Ostentatious family garden time?

My next door neighbours seem to think it is. Every night they bring their toddler out about this time and then loudly whoop and shout joyous declarations at such things such as him kicking a ball or them all dancing in a circle clapping their hands.

It’s really annoying

FabulouslyGlamourosFerret Mon 20-May-19 20:54:03

It's light and warm YABU it's hardly 11pm. Go and have a bath and a cup of tea!

MonnieMoo Mon 20-May-19 20:54:29

Come off it it’s their garden and might be the only time they have together as a family during the day.

SuperLoudPoppingAction Mon 20-May-19 20:55:25

We are in the garden. I think we're being fairly quiet. But we are talking.

trashcanjunkie Mon 20-May-19 20:55:34

they're probably trying to tire him out before bath and bed!

S1naidSucks Mon 20-May-19 20:56:12

They’re probably trying to exhaust the little ankle biter, so he’ll sleep.

yellowellies Mon 20-May-19 20:56:54

Bit of fresh air to help the toddler to sleep?

No problem unless it’s still going on at 11pm

pictish Mon 20-May-19 20:57:19

You’re being a grump. 8.45 isn’t late. It’s their garden. Put the radio on if you really can’t bear to listen to them enjoy it.

Imtryingveryhard Mon 20-May-19 20:57:46

Are you my miserable OAP neighbour who screamed shut up to my children out of their window at 7.30pm last summer?

BackforGood Mon 20-May-19 21:00:32

I assumed you meant in the morning, which would annoy me a bit, if it weren't a working day, but I'd still accept it was perfectly reasonable for someone to do.
Evening, I can't see any problem with it.

Stormwhale Mon 20-May-19 21:00:55

I have neighbours like this. They cannot be in their garden with the children without loudly narrating everything they are doing, clapping, squealing, and generally making far more noise than the children themselves. They dont stop their kids from screaming at full volume either. Everyone in a 1mile radius clearly needs to know they are enjoying their garden, no matter what time it is.

Plus they just got bloody chickens to add on to the noise factor. 6.40am they were making a lot of noise yesterday. Not cool.

44PumpLane Mon 20-May-19 21:01:43

YABU it's 8:45 and like someone else has said, maybe it's the only time they have together.

It's light and warm and running about the garden is a good way of tiring a toddler out (put my two to bed just under 2 hours ago and they are still ridiculously awake so to be honest I might be heading out there myself too)!

Babblepook Mon 20-May-19 21:02:50

Ha no I’ve never shouted. I don’t think it’s the time so much although it’s a bit annoying as we can’t open our daughters window. It’s the loud whooping at ‘look at how much fun we’re having’, no-one needs to whoop that much. No one has that much fun.

Anyway shouldn’t a 2 year old be in bed!

Babblepook Mon 20-May-19 21:03:41

@44pumplane please don’t join my neighbours I couldn’t take it!

HitsAndMrs Mon 20-May-19 21:07:34

Eugh, sorry if I'm grumpy but I agree. I'm having a nightmare with my own neighbours, kids constantly shouting in the garden in the evening, two puppies barking and older kids playing ridiculously loud music.
People can be really inconsiderate and it's making me hate my home.

GrandTheftWalrus Mon 20-May-19 21:09:12

My 2 year old goes to bed at 9.30/10pm and we had her out playing with a ball the other day at 8.30pm

LillithsFamiliar Mon 20-May-19 21:09:19

Not all 2-yr-olds are in bed at 8.45pm. How old is your DD if all this seems surprising to you?

Babblepook Mon 20-May-19 21:11:42

He’s 4

Their child usually ends up crying anyway. Probs overtired

outsho Mon 20-May-19 21:11:45

YABU. Maybe that’s the only time they get as a family and they’re probably trying to exhaust him before bedtime. Stop being such a grumpy sod.

Mrsjayy Mon 20-May-19 21:12:07

Aww thats a shame maybe you should try a whoop or 2 cheer you up a bit !

JustMe81 Mon 20-May-19 21:12:16

I wish my nearly 2 year old was in bed at 8.45. My little one loves a play in the garden before he gets his jammies on and goes to bed. I don’t think we’re overly noisy when we’re out but I do cheer him on because he’s very proud of everything he does and so am I. 🤷🏻‍♀️

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 20-May-19 21:13:09

It's a kind of Performance Partying isn't it. I feel your pain grin

outreach29 Mon 20-May-19 21:13:39

haha - love the 'ostentatious' bit

made me laugh as you sound like I think a lot of the time, but I don't tell people out loud. As it makes me sound like the female Victor Meldrew that I am...

honeyrider Mon 20-May-19 21:16:54

It’s the loud whooping at ‘look at how much fun we’re having’, no-one needs to whoop that much. No one has that much fun.

That sounds like performance parenting.

Babblepook Mon 20-May-19 21:17:42

@spongebobjudgeypants that’s exactly it. Performance garden partying. Performance parenting. They’ll be the ones loudly declaring ‘oh Rufus you’ve drawn an amazing butterfly’ at his scribble during playgroup.

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