A mother has been slammed online after she revealed that she lets her young son play in the garden at an unacceptable’ time.
Writing on Mumsnet, the woman said that she lets her child burn off some energy by letting him play in the garden at 8:30 am.
When she asked other parents about their opinions on the matter, she was soon blasted, with many saying they had an unwritten rule that they would not let their kids outside before a certain time.
“I said to my partner, ‘it’s fine, we can get him out in the garden in 20 mins or so to burn off the excess energy,’” she wrote.
“He looked at me like I had two heads and told me anything before 10 or 10.30 on a weekend was unacceptable and would make us ‘those neighbors’.
“For context we have two attached neighbors both with babies or young children themselves and ours is only a toddler so plays relatively quietly (obviously not silently though).
“So am I being unreasonable, am I accidentally the neighbor from hell?”
Other parents said that the woman’s husband had a point.
“8:30 isn’t horribly early but it would wake me up and p**s me off. 9:00 is ok but still a bit early. 9:30 is better, 10:00 is really good. Depends what else is going on. If someone else is mowing their lawn or has noisy building works early then a noisy toddler isn’t going to make any difference,” one person shared.
“It’s a bit early. My cut off is 9am – 10:30 is the middle of the day for a toddler!” another wrote.
“I would say 9.30am. Anything before 9 is definitely too early,” a third added.
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