So I'm rude because I asked your kids to return the toys they took from my yard?
I notice when I go out to move the sprinkler or come home from the store and see them using them down the street. I write our last name and phone number on all outdoor playthings. So even though I recognized them, the names confirmed that they were ours. Sometimes my kids will go out to use them only to find them gone.
These toys are in the backyard which has a hedge but no gate. The hedge blocks views so you have to go through it to see the backyard. Bikes are on the sideyard again open but nearly hidden from view by the same hedge The stuff is not laying out in plain view in other words
The kids never ask. They just take. It is the same kids everytime and every year. And each time I am nice about it and say they need to ask first, please bring them back and next time if they ask first we might say yes. I've been getting firmer. Because they say, we were going to bring them back. And I always say, but you shouldn't take or borrow without asking if it's okay.
The adults are always outside watching and listening while this goes down. So I know they know what the kids are doing. And are okay with it. In fact I get dirty looks from them because I'm asking for them to return the toys.
I'm not sure what to do.