Thursday, March 27, 2008

It Shouldn't Suprise Me At This Point

So, while I was out picking up my kids from their various things, the neighbor kids (including the one who peed on the other neighbor's house) decided to create a scene in the wooded area between their house and the fourth neighbor's house. The little scene was lined with rocks and moss and was really quite quaint.

The thing is, the rocks they used were from my rock walls that line the driveway and the steps to the front of the house. Yup, that's right. Took them right out of our rock walls.

When asked where the found the rocks, the girl (9) lied to my face about this (she pointed to the back of her house and said, "Woods!"), but the evidence was quite clear. Prior to my arrival home, the girl told the neighbor of the peed-upon house that they had taken the rocks from my yard. That neighbor called as soon as she saw me arrive home; she was rather stunned.

I went to the mother, explained the situation, and said that her kids could not take things from my yard without asking first. I really didn't know what else to say. She did not apologize in any way for her children's actions. Neither have the children apologized. In fact, when C went over to start retrieving rocks and try to return them to their right places in and on the walls, the girl came out, upset that C was taking apart her little scene. Then the mother came out and called the girl in to do homework.

What. The. Fuck.


Ruthie said...

It's unfortunate that those children will inevitably grow into entitled and shameless adults, given that they've never been taught to take responsibility for what they do.

J said...

I was just talking to another neighbor this morning. Apparently the mother knew the entire time that the kids were taking the rocks out of our landscaping, and did nothing about it.

This other neighbor are trying to figure out what to do as the entitled neighbors still haven't paid up on their winter plowing, even after repeated requests for payment.