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little kid next door

I got a new fence put in and now a little kid who lives next door is poking out all the knot holes. like i said its a new fence and he's fuc*ing it up. I don't know what to do, what can i do. I've talked to his parents and they seem not to even care.

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Asked by casd at 3:00 PM on Apr. 24, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • maybe next time you catch him kindly say "excuse me, that fence is new, and not yours, could you please stop poking at it?" if he could care less like the parents, maybe have your SO step in.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:04 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • If you talked to the parents, I would go to the fence and ask him nicely to not do that because it will ruin the fence. Other than that the neighbor thing is sooo tough. You don't want the fence you paid for ruined but it can make things uncomfortable and ugly in the future if you do anything else.

    Answer by MommaM2 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • That sucks! It's so agravating when stuff like that happens.

    Answer by Liz132 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • I would talk to them again and make them understand that this is destruction of property. Let them know If it continuesyo may have to take legal action. A fence is not cheap! If they want to get rude then they can also pay to have those holes filled.

    Answer by yldflwr at 3:04 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • When you see the kids doing it ask them nicely to not do that anymore. if the parents get pissed off then tell them you asked them and they didnt do anything. the little boy next door jumped over the fence and we had to told him not to, hasnt done it since. they proibly dont know they are doing anything wrong just tell them.

    Answer by DilsMommy at 3:05 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Tell the child not to do it any more. Then take wood glue and glue all the knots back into the holes.

    Answer by garfanatic at 4:18 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • put electeric fence by it and shock the shit out of him when he messes with it

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • The poor kid is bored and his parents don't care about him. Try inviting him to your house to play. Explain that you worked very hard to make the money to pay for the fence, and if it gets damaged you will be very sad. The kid just needs someone to care about him and take an interest in him.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:10 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • take a day and go around and glue the knot holes in.

    Answer by pixxydust at 10:59 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Just tell him you're gonna bust his ass the next time he does it and mean it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

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