Update: Thanks for all the advice guys. I did end up calling the desk sargeant for the local police department, and they strongly urged an officer to come and to talk to us. He heard our side, and then went to talk to the neighbors. Not sure what he said to them, but they were told their son isn’t allowed on our property anymore.
Funny little thing happened this evening, we got a welfare visit from animal control saying they got a complaint saying someone hadn’t seen our dogs in a while and they were “concernered.” (Even the officer came to the door with “I got a “weird’ complaint.”)
Funny thing is that our dogs are in our backyard all the time, including today. Sigh, not sure why some people need to retaliate rather than acknowledge their child is misbehaving.
If you missed yesterday’s story, you can read what is going on below.
As I shared earlier in the year, my husband and I bought our first home together. We love the neighborhood, and absolutely love our house. There is one, quickly becoming major, problem with our little blissful cul-de-sac. There is a local bully.
You think being a homeschooling family that our children wouldn’t have to deal with bullies, but sadly you would be wrong. When we first moved into our complex every thing was hunky dory.
My children quickly became friends with, let’s call him, Samuel. He lives a few doors down from us, and attends a local private school.
He’s a few years younger than my son, but they seemed to enjoy playing together. That was until other children would come along. The child would gang up with his cousin and threaten to beat up my child, and at times would throw objects at him.
When it first started, we told my son to walk away, which amazingly he did. Every time things would get heated, he would let the bully know how he felt and then walk away.
We thought things were getting better because a few months passed and there were no events. Suddenly things began to get worse again. The child actually threatened to beat my child up, and then chase him down MY driveway. He then tried to force entry to MY home!
That was enough, I told my kids to do their best to avoid playing in the front yard. Whenever they had friends over, they played in OUR back yard.
That worked for a few weeks, until the bully got bored again! This time he took to throwing sticks and stones (literally) at my children in MY back yard. While doing this, he actually hit my friend’s car with a golf ball (which left a dent).
That was the final straw, I walked over to my neighbors home, and introduced myself and told his father what was done. There were 2 other children in my home that told the EXACT same story (we asked them all separately).
I thought things were going ok after that, the fact I told him I would call the cops if happened again, might have had something to do with it. Again, I was wrong!
Today we found out that the bully’s MOM told my son he had to go back inside because her son was outside first. I was so angry, that my eyes saw red. That’s not even the best part.
EVERY time we have talked to the bully’s parents, the bully has told them that our children hit/threw/swore first.
One thing I can guarantee you is that MY children know better. I may not be amazing at everything, but I am an amazing parents. I know when my kids lie, and I know when my kids are trying to pull the wool over my eyes.
What I cannot believe is that these parents are SOO dillusional that they are more comforted thinking that all the other kids in the neighborhood are liars.
I am at my wits ends, other than documenting every single incident that I personally see, what do I do. What would you do if it was your child?