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Rude children in our yard

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For 4 years, we have been asking our next door neighbors to keep their children out of our yard. They have a yard, but seem to enjoy running around our house yelling not 2 feet from our windows (it's an English basement style, so their feet are constantly running past our faces in the dining and living rooms. They bang on the house, play on our swingset, leave toys, sleds and skateboards all over and generally are a major source of stress when you cannot relax or put your child to bed at a decent hour because they are running around until 10pm. It is two families in the 4 plex next door that are the problem. They are all boys and in the age range of 7-12 years old. They invite their friends over to play football in our yard as well. I have a 5 year girl who loves to go outside but cannot because of these children- in her own yard. We have talked, to the children and the parents who responded with "They can play wherever they want" Not to mention quite a bit of yelling. The kids have no manners and are disrespectful and downright rude when we ask them to go to their yard. Not something I want my child to hear. The children take after their parents. These kids have started fires, run into our cars with their bikes, thrown things at a moose getting it riled up (not to mention that it is illegal to do that here) The father told me last summer to get a petition if I wanted them to stop, so here it is. What we want is not unreasonable, we want the children from that building and any of their friends who have taken up squatting rights on our property to stay away from our yard. That's it. If it doesn't belong to you, don't use it, step on it, ride on it, nothing. This has turned into the parents who don't want to watch their children and resent being asked to do so, using those children to harass myself and my child, forcing us to have no use of our yard and making our home nearly inhabitable for the noise.

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