Do Your Kids Have Summer Neighborhood Manners?
By Confessions of a Semi-Domesicated Mama on July 25, 2012
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[Editor's Note: If you live in a neighborhood where other children reside, you might have run into some "summer etiquette" issues this summer. If you haven't, perhaps you are the family that Delilah at Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama wrote about in a recent post. Do you make your children abide by rules so as not to annoy the whole neighborhood during the summer or do you just wing it? -Jenna]
It seems that some parents need a refresher course on what constitutes acceptable behavior during the summer months. Let me help you out with that. Please consider this a very specific but not all-inclusive list of things that you should not do to anyone, but especially not to me. This mama don't play.
1. Do not send your kids to my house to ring the doorbell before 10:30am. This includes sending them at 8:30am, 9am, 9:45am and 10:15am. I'm looking at you, lady down the street whose name I don't even know. Don't foist your kids off on me because you don't want to deal with them. Guess what? I don't want to deal with them either. My kids sleep late in the summer. I told your kids when they rang the doorbell the first time that my kids were still sleeping and I would send them outside when they woke up. There was no excuse for your kids to come back and ring the bell again, 3 MORE TIMES, before 10:30am. I would tell you to teach your kids some manners but clearly you don't have any either.
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