So almost 2 years ago, I inherited a rather large house from my Aunt. It has a decent size yard (including a fenced in backyard) and is in a great neighborhood. It is a block from a hospital and Sherrif's Department. All of my neighbors are great...except for the 2 families who live behind me. They live in 2 small apartments which are adjoined. One family has 5 kids. The other has 3. They range in ages of about 3 up to 13. Our fence is wooden and 6-8 feet tall. The kids used to climb it. If I left the front door or side door (located inside of my garage) unlocked they would just walk in my house to see if my son could play. My husband talked to the parents several times about these issues and the behavior stopped. They started jumping on our trampoline when they didn't think I would see them and would come into our garage and help themselves to my sons toys and bike. I told the kids that they couldn't do that and it has stopped for the most part. We've tried not to go to the parents over every little thing because we don't want to be accused of being racist or be hard to get along with. Today I was informed my another neighbor that they witnessed 2 of the kids (preteen girls) going through our mailbox yesterday. When they noticed they were being watched, they took off running around they block. We were not home at the time. My question is, what are we supposed to do! The kids are left home a lot, and when the parents are home, they let all of the kids roam the neighborhood as they please. It's always been one thing after another. I'm at a loss!
on Apr. 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM