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Neighbour Demands Mum Limit Her Toddler’s Outdoor Play To 15 Minutes A Day

Neighbour Demands Mum Limit Her Toddler’s Outdoor Play To 15 Minutes A Day


Sometimes you come across a story that beggars belief. Something so wild that it couldn’t possibly be true. Like this story about a mum who was threatened by her neighbour to keep her toddler indoors all day or else she’d call the police. Yes, we’re serious!

Taking to Twitter, the US mum shared the ridiculous note she received from her angry neighbour with the caption: “Yes this is real.”

“Dear “neighbour”, you moved to the neighbourhood a year ago and I wanted to give you time to correct this problem on your own, but you are apparently too inconsiderate to do so,” it said.

“Every day this week, when the weather has been nice and windows are open, you proceed to let your small child run free in your backyard and laugh and giggle and carry on without end.”



Image: @HinemanBobbie/Twitter

“Perhaps you could ask him to tone it down a bit…”

Unbelievably, the reason she gave for wanting the child inside was so they wouldn’t cause distress to her dogs and bird.

“This is very disruptive for my two dogs and my bird who sits next to the window and like to look in your yard. Perhaps you could ask him to tone it down a bit, or at least limit his outside time to 15 – 20 minutes a day so my dogs can be outside without seeing him running around.”

But the clincher is the end where she threatens to call the police! Seriously? On what grounds? Having a child??

“If this kind of behaviour persists, I WILL CALL THE POLICE!”

Commenters on Twitter were disgusted with the neighbour saying she was clearly not a parent herself.

“Says someone with no idea of raising kids,” said one social media user.

“I think you need to buy your child a horn”, one person said, to which the mum replied: “I was thinking a drum set.”

“Let them call the police. The police could use a good laugh,” another added.

“Let that person call the police. They are going to look insane.  Give your child large, loud musical instruments or pots and pans to bang!!!” one offered.

Still shaking our heads at this one! How about you?



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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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