Raquel Davis has her hands full raising seven children. Being a mom of that many kids certainly isn’t an easy task, but the COVID 19 pandemic made things even harder as all of them were forced to be home 24/7.
Watching them getting bored indoors, Raquel encouraged them to go play outside and get some fresh air, and that’s exactly what the seven kids did.
They started spending some time outside skateboarding and having fun, but as it turned out, it bothered some of the neighbors who claimed the kids were noisy. They claimed they could hear the youngsters screaming and saying inappropriate words, which annoyed them further. As a result, they called the police on the kids and their mom several times. Raquel was a bit shocked and angry because they did that without talking to her first.
“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,” the mother said.
She couldn’t understand why her children being outside playing was such a big deal for the neighbors. “I didn’t know it was not okay for kids to be outside skateboarding,” she said.
She talked to her kids and warned them not to be loud, but the neighbors filed several more complaints. Raquel said it was normal for kids to be outside playing, so she couldn’t understand what the people living in the neighborhood expected.
In an attempt to send a message that she is angry with them calling the police on her children all the time, this mother put a huge sign in her yard which read: “This neighborhood is full of Karens.”
The neighbors weren’t happy with the sign, particularly those who didn’t bother the kids’ skateboarding. They said what Raquel did was very offensive and inappropriate.
“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.”
Raquel on the other hand claimed that she didn’t do anything wrong, she simply didn’t see a way out of the situation. “That’s why I came to this because I don’t know what else to do. I don’t know who’s calling. I keep my kids in past dark. I don’t know what to do,” she said.
What do you think of this situation? Do you think the neighbors could have been more considerate? Do you think Raquel did the right thing? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
For more on this divided neighborhood go to the video below.