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Neighbor Is Enraged After This Woman Doesn’t Allow Their Kids To Use Her Private Pool Since “They’re Just Kids”
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Neighbor Is Enraged After This Woman Doesn’t Allow Their Kids To Use Her Private Pool Since “They’re Just Kids”

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When you move into a new home, you never get to pick your neighbors. Sometimes you become friends with them, other times things become pretty complicated. The latter scenario happened to a family of two women who bought their own home, something they worked for very hard.

“It even has a pool which is just amazing and something I’d always wanted but never thought I’d have,” the 32-year-old author wrote about the house in a post on r/AITA. But it soon turned out that she was far from the only one who loved the pool.

“I keep finding neighbor’s kids using our pool having hopped our fence and I keep getting them to leave,” she said. The kids’ parents clearly did not see anything wrong with it, and even said that they were used to playing there thanks to the previous house owners.

Now the author wants to know if she was right to not allow the kids to play there, so scroll down through the whole post below and share your thoughts about it.

Image credits: To Tuscany (not the actual photo)

The author did not feel comfortable about it and told the parents she is not giving the kids her permission to use the pool

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Although dealing with neighbors can be weird at times, the important thing to realize is you can’t escape them. Not only do they know when you’re home, they have a pretty good idea of what you’ve been up to, meaning you want to be mainly on good terms with them.

At the same time, everyone has the right to feel comfortable in their own home, whether it’s your garden, your pool, your balcony or your kitchen with large windows that stretch from the ground to the top.

According to the mother and writer Cassandra Kyser, “you shouldn’t have to run from your car to your house because you’re afraid the neighbor kids will see that you’re home. You also have a right to refuse announced visitors. Your door does not have to be literally or metaphorically ‘open’ 24/7. And yes, you have the right to sleep in without relentless knocking,” she argues.

Kyser also argues that if you have a neighbor kid stopping by at all hours of the day, to keep your sanity, you need to set and enforce some rules. Moreover, you have to communicate them clearly to the kids’ parents.

Many people supported the author and said she was reasonable not to allow the kids in her pool if she didn’t want to

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IlovemydogShilo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Buy a heavy duty pool cover and keep the pool covered when you're not using it. Keeps the kids out and helps keep the pool clean too. 😊

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Nothanks L. Walk
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this idea. I was going to suggest beartraps, but the pool cover has the added advantage of keeping other animals out as well, which -- trust me -- is a blessing not to know the value of. Finding -- and particularly the getting rid of -- a dead deer in your pool is a frankly traumatising day.

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Lovin' Life
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I must say that I agree with the new home owner. Any agreement between the old tenant and neighbor went out the window when the sale took place. Having a pool is a liability on the owners part which can be costly if one of the children were to get hurt.

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Chucky Cheezburger
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which shows a sad state of things. Kids trespasses, gets hurt, and the owner of the pool gets sued... why aren't the kids parents watching the kids? Where I live, you have to put up a lockable fence if you have a pool because it's considered an "attractive nuisance". WTF? The nuisance is the kid that invites themselves over for a dip.

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Rob
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just... seriously... how is this even an aita? Who wouldn't agree with this?

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Mrs. Jan Glass
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's shocking how many parents think their kids are entitled to everything, and everyone needs to accommodate whatever they want. There was a story about 10 years ago of a woman who was tormenting her neighbors, including their dying little girl, by putting up coffins and skeletons and claiming it was just for fun. When pushed, she finally admitted she thought she had every right to torment the family because they'd had a party with a bouncy house for their dying little kid, and the neighbor's kids weren't invited over to use the bouncy house, so their mom was pissed, and harassed this family until their daughter died. And people were saying she had a point, that her kids shouldn't' have been "left out"?

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nickyoldfielddesciple avatar
IlovemydogShilo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Buy a heavy duty pool cover and keep the pool covered when you're not using it. Keeps the kids out and helps keep the pool clean too. 😊

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Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this idea. I was going to suggest beartraps, but the pool cover has the added advantage of keeping other animals out as well, which -- trust me -- is a blessing not to know the value of. Finding -- and particularly the getting rid of -- a dead deer in your pool is a frankly traumatising day.

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Lovin' Life
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I must say that I agree with the new home owner. Any agreement between the old tenant and neighbor went out the window when the sale took place. Having a pool is a liability on the owners part which can be costly if one of the children were to get hurt.

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which shows a sad state of things. Kids trespasses, gets hurt, and the owner of the pool gets sued... why aren't the kids parents watching the kids? Where I live, you have to put up a lockable fence if you have a pool because it's considered an "attractive nuisance". WTF? The nuisance is the kid that invites themselves over for a dip.

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Rob
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just... seriously... how is this even an aita? Who wouldn't agree with this?

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Mrs. Jan Glass
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's shocking how many parents think their kids are entitled to everything, and everyone needs to accommodate whatever they want. There was a story about 10 years ago of a woman who was tormenting her neighbors, including their dying little girl, by putting up coffins and skeletons and claiming it was just for fun. When pushed, she finally admitted she thought she had every right to torment the family because they'd had a party with a bouncy house for their dying little kid, and the neighbor's kids weren't invited over to use the bouncy house, so their mom was pissed, and harassed this family until their daughter died. And people were saying she had a point, that her kids shouldn't' have been "left out"?

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