Sometimes neighbors just irritate the hell out of me
. I have a 13-year old son whose just a big kid with an even bigger heart. The neighborhood kids, who are mostly younger just love him to pieces. He plays fun games with them and they all look up to him. Everyone gets along just fine EXCEPT for the girl next door who is 9. She mostly only plays with the 3 & 4 year olds in the neighborhood, because she can boss them around and make them do what SHE wants. Well, my son won't put up her business at all.
So picture this: It's a HOT & HUMID afternoon HEAT INDEX is well over 100 degrees. All the kids in the neighborhood have collected all their squirt guns - geesh there must have been 15 squirt guns out there and this girl decides to scream and cry to her mom because my son squirted her shorts with water
Mind you, all the kids are running around squirting each other! The girl is a notorious crybaby, whiner, and maniplulator. The girl did ask my son to stop, which he did - but he chased her around like he was going to squirt her. She's running around SCREAMING at the top of her lungs. Well, the girls' mom who had been watching from the window - comes flying out of her house and SCREAMING at my son very angry and nasty calling him a bully and how he should know better because he is 13 and blah blah blah. She told me about the incident AFTER she verbally assaulted him and I just laughed it off and said "oh well, boys will be boys - won't they?". She was very hostile and nasty when she was talking to me! So rather than get into it with her verbally - I just shrugged it off. I mean for goodness sakes - it's only freakin' water!
Am I wrong to be angry? I think she should have come to me if she had a problem with my son - not verbally attack him in front of her daughter, who the other kids told me was SMILING and SMIRKING the entire time
Like she was so darned proud of what she had done! AARRRGGGHH!