We all know toddlers can be noisy little creatures – but can you imagine having the police turn up on your doorstep, because of the ruckus? A mum has revealed her neighbours have called the cops on her child, and are threatening to continue calling the law, if her three-year-old doesn’t pipe down.
She says they have threatened to have a police officer at her door every night for a noise complaint. The mum took to the internet to reveal the letter left by her angry neighbours.
“Neighbour left this note on my door because my toddler runs around during his bedtime routine at 8:30 pm,” the mum explained.
“The thing is, they called the police once before and all the officer said was, ‘Oh I have twin girls! Have a goodnight’. Like what do they want them to do? Arrest a toddler? They’re literally going to be wasting police resources on a mum with a 3 year old, our police department is already severely understaffed.”
The note reads:
We have communicated before about the running multiple times before, unfortunately this will be the last attempt.
If you don’t get it under control you will have an officer at your door each night for a noise complaint. You have the opportunity to change this outcome, as to if you do or not, is entirely up to you.
The mum says she hasn’t ignored her neighbour’s requests, and tried to minimise the noise made by her son. But, of course, kids will be kids.
“We’ve done everything to combat the noise. He doesn’t even make noise past 9pm because that’s his new bedtime and he’s in his room. Originally he was going to bed at 9:30pm but we started putting him in there an hour earlier so he’d be settled in sooner because we felt bad.
“We suspect my son has autism so we can’t just tell him to be quiet, he genuinely doesn’t understand commands. I’m beyond frustrated and we have tried to be accommodating but at this point, they seem to want me to strap my 3 year old down or carry him while we do his bedtime routine. They’ve both showed up at my door at 10pm to complain at least twice already.
“We’ve already spoken with the office. Noise ordinance hours start at 10pm! He’s asleep by then so we are doing nothing wrong. At this point we just have to let them call.”
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