June 23, 2020
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but sometimes parents may get a little entitled in what their children deserve, ending up shocked when their demands are not met.
Reddit's "Am I the A-hole" group allows anyone to ask the internet whether or not they were in the wrong during some altercation, and one woman wanted to find out if she had been too rude to her neighbor.
After buying a starter home with her husband, the woman was shocked to discover that the neighbor's children would sometimes play in her yard.
THE MOTHER ASKED IF HER CHILDREN COULD PLAY IN THE POOL
After a weekend hiking trip with her husband, the woman returned home to find children playing in her front yard, riding their bikes, with toys strewn around. After asking them to leave, she went and talked to the mother,
"She apologized and said sorry, she had just been happy for them to get out of the house while she cleaned. I thought, no problem, end of story."
However, a few weeks later, the mother returned, asking her if her children could play in her pool as it didn't seem like it was getting used.
SHE TOOK THE FIGHT ONLINE
Not wanting this to keep happening, the woman told her neighbor that she would not be comfortable with the children playing in the pool - even if she and her husband were home.
The woman replied, snarkily telling the woman to get a house with a bigger garden.
Now you would think this would be the end of it, but after logging into Facebook a few weeks later, the woman found a passive-aggressive message posted about her.
Instead of talking to the woman, the neighbor had taken to the neighborhood Facebook group to complain that she felt disrespected as a parent. She wrote,
"When I first moved here I hoped this to be a neighborhood for young growing families. I'm just overall disappointed in how some members of this community aren't keen on being friendly to children."
Not one to take the insult lying down, the woman replied, snarkily telling the woman to get a house with a bigger garden if she wanted her children to play.
THE FACEBOOK GROUP SIDED WITH THE NEIGHBOR
A couple of hours after she posted the response, she got a text from her angry book from her neighbor, calling her rude for writing that in a public forum.
Soon after that, the woman found herself removed from the Facebook group after she told her neighbor not to bother her anymore.
While her husband thought the neighbor was in the wrong, the woman felt that she might have crossed the line by replying in public, adding that she may have made living there a pain.
Most people in the group agreed with the woman, with many calling the neighbor entitled. What do you think? Should the woman have let the kids play in her yard?