Everyone says I am too overprotective of my kids, I have a small park directly across from my house and yet I won’t let my seven and five year old go out there unless they are with me or an older sibling. It seems my instincts are correct, earlier they accidentally kicked their ball over the garden fence into the neighbours garden.
My husband told them to go and ask them if they could have the ball back which they did, when they returned they told me that the neighbours asked them to come inside and wait because it was cold.
No guesses that I was far from happy with this, yes I know what my neighbours look like and obviously where they live but they have never visited my house or I theirs, we are not friends and the only words we have ever exchanged is a ‘hello’ in passing. I am sure they are perfectly nice but I would never invite a child into my house without their parents and I don’t want my children walking into other peoples houses. The fact is you never know these days, far too many horror stories on the news so needless to say my girls will not be retrieving their ball again without being accompanied by me or their older siblings. They received a firm lecture as did their father lol