Raquel Davis always dreamed of having a large family, so when she met a man who was willing to give her that, she got to work. Now, a mother of seven active children, she has been struggling to cope with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only does Davis have to support her seven children, but she also has to do it while they’re all home due to school closures.
Davis doesn’t know what to do to cope with her seven bored children. During the pandemic, they spent a lot of time playing on their electronic devices and watching television, but those pastimes were not very good for their wellbeing or mental health. That’s why Davis has urged her seven children to play outside whenever they can. She urged them to leave her property and spend as much time in the neighborhood as they could, exploring the area.
However, neighbors are not happy. Davis’s children continue to run wild across the neighborhood, and people are complaining about the abundant noise. Multiple neighbors complained to Davis that her children are simply being too loud outside and that they can hear them clearly from inside their homes.
But when one neighbor called the police on her loud children, Davis was furious. She wished the neighbor had come to her first instead of going directly to the authorities. However, the children were making noise after dark, which outraged other residents on the block.
“So now that it’s with my kids and cops are being called on them, I don’t really know how to resolve this when they’re just skateboarding,” Davis said.
After her run-in with the cops, Davis has asked her seven children to only skateboard during the day. However, she doesn’t really understand why neighbors are upset with all the noise.
“I didn’t know it was not okay for kids to be outside skateboarding,” she said.
But her kids must have been very loud because numerous neighbors filed numerous complaints. That’s when Davis decided to strike back at her neighbors for complaining so much. Instead of dealing with the problem and disciplining her loud children, she installed a passive-aggressive sign in her yard calling everyone else in the neighborhood a “Karen” – the internet name for a person who complaints to the cops about something inconsequential.
The sign read, “This neighborhood is full of Karens.”
Davis said, “I felt this was my son’s birthday party. They’re out skateboarding, and I guess I was at my final straw. My last thing. I don’t know what to do, so I put up the sign.”
The neighbors were not happy – especially since Davis’s children were out of control.
“These folks moved in, and it’s basically ‘The Animal House,’ house in the neighborhood. There is like no sense of noise control,” one neighbor, Bruce Foster, said. “It’s like there’s a park going on here. This is a neighborhood. It’s not the park. The people that live here did not move next to the park on purpose.”
Do you think the neighbors are within their rights to complain about the loud children?
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