I've mentioned this before, but I want to ask a question plain & simple.
If boys are kicking a soccer ball around in the street, can it possibly damage an automobile? I mean, will a hard kick into a windshield or tail light possible cause a crack or break?
This isn't anything new. For the 10th time I told my neighbor next door that I (a) like being friendly and (b) she knows how patient I've been and that I'm very nice to all her children. But today I'm very stressed, since yesterday they were kicking the ball around and it got very close to my car. Once it bounced on it, but I don't see any damage, except for the sand & road dirt. If I'm present, they'll say "sorry" but when it finally cracks something like my window or my rear lights, sorry won't be enough. My other neighbors sometimes chase them away or yell at them, so they always end up playing in front of my car, since one kid lives next door and the other lives directly across the street. They both have big backyards, but apparently they enjoy playing on the pavement. Even when they're not playing in the street, they use the paved walk between our 2 houses and often hit my window, my porch screen, and a few times, it's landed on the roof! One screen is now very loose and another is torn, although I can't prove they're responsible. I'll be inside reading and all of a sudden I jump when the ball crashes into the side of the house. One time I ran outside and saw it rolling off my roof and caught it before it bounced on the hood of my car. The 11 year old sister, who is a very sweet girl, apologized. I had a chat with her, but her parents either don't understand what I'm saying or don't take me seriously.
Tell me the truth. Am I overreacting? I think it's good for children to play and these are basically good kids who do well in school and just need an outlet for all that energy. I just don't understand why, with 3 big yards, they have to play where they can hit my property.
Okay - so I started out saying "plain & simple" but brevity is not my strength.