My Response

6.30.2006

I wanted to share my response to the person who sent the nasty letter. I really wanted to tell them to go to hell or f*** off but I restrained myself and this is what I sent. (I really wanted to put the email out there and ask you all to take pictures of your ugly back yard and send them)

Dear Concerned Neighbors,
I am much more concerned that my husband and I have chosen to raise our children in a neighborhood with neighbors who would send such a cowardly, mean-spirited and hurtful email to a fellow neighbor.
In the future please either contact me directly with your concerns, you do know where I live, or file a complaint with our management company:

Community Management


Thank you for your concern,
Mary

4 comments:

Meg said...

You are much nicer than I would have been. I think it's awful the way your neighbors chose to address your playhouse. There are so many more tactful and appropriate ways to approach you. If they were too cowardly to do it in person or in a personal email to you (from their own address) then they should have taken it up with your management company.

It's too bad that you live near people like that. Hopefully you don't deal with them too often.

Colorsonmymind said...

My heart goes out to you.

That must be very sad and painful.

I love your playset and that you eat dinner outside in the fresh air.

Hope you can keep processing it-it must feel so yucky.

Maggie said...

I agree that you are much nicer than I would have been. Rainbow Bright is a regular visitor to our house (two girls, 3 and 7), along with Strawberry Shortcake and various CareBears. None of them are picked up at the end of the day. Mainly because I spend my time reading/playing/loving my girls and not cleaning my yard.
Great job!

Lauren said...

I read a little story about a lady who was chatting with a friend in her garden. The lady's children were running around playing and they ran right over some of her flowers. The lady's friend remarked that it was a shame and the lady remarked "I am raising children, not flowers." You are raising children, not trying to be in Modern Living magazine. Living is messy. Perhaps your neighbors should spend more time loving and less time judging. Their children will be better for it.