Yes, it's my neighbors again. Not the same ones, it's another one this time. A new one. She's got boys, one older than my daughter and one younger. They were out with my daughter, my stepson, and a couple of kids I know, shooting Nurf guns at my window. I didn't think the Nurf guns would hurt the window, so I wasn't worried about that. The kids had taped some paper targets with numbers up there and were trying to hit them. But they had hit some wind chimes a few times, so I went out there and said, in a calm way, that if they broke my chimes, I was going to be really unhappy about that. I wanted them to move the targets to the wall of the garage across from the window and shoot at them over there instead. An older kid from the next building over, who can get pretty mouthy once in a while, protested the plan because the garage wall is rough and wet from melting snow, so the darts wouldn't stick, and the paper targets would be ruined. I told him we'd have to work out a compromise because I'd be really unhappy if my chimes got broken and some of them are fragile. We were in the process of deciding to take down my chimes, which we eventually did, when the mom of these two new boys came over and accused me of threatening her kids by saying I'd be really unhappy.
Exactly when and how did I threaten anybody's kids? I didn't get upset. I didn't raise my voice. Would any of you moms have felt that your little ones were threatened if a neighbor lady came out whyle Nurf guns were getting played with by a porch while your youngsters were in a mixed group and said that she would be unhappy if her chimes got broken and asked that the targets be moved?
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