Neighbor Backed for Not Inviting 'Screaming' Girl To Bounce House Party

neighbor backed for not inviting 'screaming' girl to bounce house party

A man is being supported for his decision to not invite the little girl who lives next door to the bounce house party he threw for the kids in the neighborhood, on account of her seemingly constant screaming.

A dad is being supported for not inviting an 8-year-old girl to the bounce house backyard party he threw for the neighborhood kids.

The dad, u/Inevitable-Rain7586, shared his story to the popular r/AmITheA**hole subreddit, asking the denizens of Reddit if he was wrong for excluding the young girl. He earned 14,800 upvotes and 2,600 comments for his post, “[Am I the A**hole] for not inviting the next door neighbor girl to our backyard party?”

The original poster (OP) explains that he likes to throw bounce house parties “every now and then” for the neighborhood kids so his sons can play with their friends who all go to different schools. However, he told the parents of the 8-year-old girl that lives next door about the party, but declined to invite her.

“My f**king God she screams over everything. It’s not even a scream. It’s ear piercing screeching. I cannot stand it. I can tune out the loud sounds from my 7 and 9yo boys and their friends but not that girl’s screaming,” u/Inevitable-Rain7586 wrote. “It’s like she sees a bug, she screams She thinks someone is chasing her, she screams. She jumps off a swing, she screams.

“I’m pretty sure it’s for attention but I can’t spend my Saturday listening to it in my backyard. Like I’d end up yelling at her and I don’t want to do that or come across like an angry dad,” he added.

The OP didn’t hide the reason from her parents, who argued back that she wasn’t louder than any of the other children, but he said that wasn’t true. He added that if she stops screaming all the time, she’ll be welcome, but until then, she won’t be bouncing in any of the OP’s houses.

“They were deeply offended,” he said.

Newsweek reached out to u/Inevitable-Rain7586 for comment.

Even among adults, being the one person who isn’t invited to a party can be tough. But when it’s a children’s party, it can be even harder, as children may not understand why they’ve been rejected.

In a 2017 advice column, a mother of a young boy asked syndicated columnist Carolyn Hax what to do when her son was invited to a friend’s birthday party—even when, several years ago, the friend’s parents stopped talking to the letter-writer. Hax said that while the other parents’ behavior was odd, it’d be best for their son’s sake to go to the party anyway.

Ann Cannon of the Salt Lake Tribune had a similarly “don’t rock the boat”-style answer to another letter. In this case, the letter-writer saw that their neighbor threw a birthday party for her son on Instagram. However, even though their kids play together, the letter-writer’s son wasn’t invited, and she asked if she should confront the neighbor.

Cannon said that though it was a faux pas on the part of the neighbor to post the picture on social media, it was likely best to pretend she didn’t know about her neighbor’s party. But if the snub happens again, then the writer should confront her, Cannon added.

Newsweek has published a few stories about children’s parties and guest list problems. One mom worried that she’d erred by bringing her husband to a child’s party where all the other children only brought one parent. Another mom took her child from a “stressful” party and inadvertently triggered a walkout from many of the other attendees who also weren’t having fun. And in another story, a mom was backed for only inviting her son’s five closest friends to a party instead of his entire class.

Reddit largely took the OP’s side.

“[Not the A**hole]. It’s your backyard and your party. If you don’t want to invite someone, you don’t have to,” u/DisneyFoodie20 wrote in the top-rated comment, earning 19,900 upvotes.

“Exactly! I hate when someone thinks they deserve an invite. Entitled neighbors, co workers and ‘family’, especially. Hosting anything should mean that you get to invite whoever you want. As a host, you are responsible for the fun of your guests, so I totally understand not wanting to invite someone that may annoy everyone else,” u/flutterby228 wrote.

“[Not the A**hole]. My nieces have this kind of scream. I have never heard anything like it in this world. I have to plan when I can handle hearing it, because constantly reminding them helps, but doesn’t stop it,” u/crystallz2000 wrote.

“We also had a neighborhood kid known as The Shrieker to the other parents. Then the kids caught on started calling him that. He was highly offended and denied shrieking any more than the other kids,” u/BaitedBreaths shared.

“Once he was made aware of the issue I figured he’d had fair warning. The next time he was playing video games with my son and made that ear-piercing shriek I said ‘THAT’S why everyone calls you the Shrieker, no one likes it, and if you do it again you’re going home.’ Less than a minute later he got sent home. I don’t think he even was aware he was doing it.

“The other parents started doing the same thing, except we stopped giving him one freebie shriek. First shriek and he was out. He learned,” they continued. “Many years later and he’s a great kid with a well-modulated pitch, haha. But to be honest I’ve always felt like I acted a little bit of an a**hole, kicking a little boy out of my house. So your post made me feel validated. Thanks!”

“Who wants a banshee? Nobody does,” u/MischievousBish added.

It wasn’t unanimous, however.

“Honestly I said [Everyone Sucks Here] because….come on when you have kids and they have a friend over, you remind the kids of the rules at Your house. One warning. ‘We don’t scream here. If I hear that again I have to ask you to go home,'” u/Ladyughsalot1 wrote. “Parenting doesn’t mean you parent someone else’s kids. But as a kid host You definitely let them know the rules and consequences at your home.”

“Unpopular opinion and I’ll accept any down votes people may leave but [You’re the A**hole]. You invited every single kid but her. She’ll see all the kids there and she’ll know she is the only one not invited. I understand that you don’t wanna deal with an annoying child but it’s kinda mean. I’d be different if she was a bully or is mean to the other kids but excluding her because she’s loud isn’t nice. And again, she literally lives next door,” u/Negative-Swordfish-9 wrote.

Related Articles

    Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

    News Related


    Home sales are crashing down to reality in the West

    New homes are worked on in Meridian, Idaho, on Sept. 23, 2022. Homes sales prices have dropped in the West over the past few months, reports indicate. Yet again, regional ... Read more »

    Herschel Walker Reveals He Used To Play Russian Roulette, Says He Never Died Because He Is 'Blessed'

    Mega A newly resurfaced interview captures Herschel Walker claiming he never died playing Russian roulette because he has been “blessed” all his life, has learned. Walker made the shocking ... Read more »

    Preparing to move into governor’s mansion, Green doesn’t regret any decision he’s made as LG

    He says when he was elected to the office that people told him going in the job was a waste of time. “That was not true at all,” Green said. ... Read more »

    WOWK TV children's programming November 26/27

    WOWK TV children’s programming November 26/27 CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)- Here’s the lineup for children’s programming for this weekend (Nov. 26/27): SATURDAY, Nov. 26: “Ocean Mysteries” – 6:00 a.m. “All in ... Read more »

    Family of local 5-year-old boy in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh asks public to send him cards

    A routine surgery led to complications for 5-year-old Conor Watson, keeping him in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for the last 38 days. According to Watson’s mother, Amanda, he was born ... Read more »

    Jaret Anderson-Dolan gets on the board, helps Kings skate past Sharks

    SAN JOSE —  Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and an assist for his first two points of the season, and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Friday night. ... Read more »

    High school football: City and Southern Section championship results

    FOOTBALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Division II: Granada Hills Kennedy 22, Panorama 21 Division III: Crenshaw 49, Los Angeles Wilson 14 Saturday at Los Angeles Valley College Division I: #3 Palisades ... Read more »

    With three key players out, Clippers can’t keep pace and lose to Nuggets

    During a training camp that now feels much longer than two months ago, the Clippers, at that time fully healthy, believed the sheer depth of their loaded roster could forestall ... Read more »

    Mendy redeems himself for Senegal; Iran surprise Wales; Netherlands held by Ecuador

    Mendy redeems himself for Senegal; Iran surprise Wales; Netherlands held by Ecuador Friday’s main event is obviously England versus the United States of America, kicking off shortly, but before then, ... Read more »

    Socialite Rebecca Grossman Says She's Suicidal After Receiving 'Hate' & 'Anger' For Killing 2 Brothers

    mega Socialite Rebecca Grossman said she has contemplated suicide after receiving “a lot of hate and anger” over a 2020 accident when her Mercedes GLE43 struck and killed two young ... Read more »

    Westlake dominates San Benito in regional semifinals to extend winning streak to 53

    Westlake dominates San Benito in regional semifinals to extend winning streak to 53 AUSTIN (KXAN) – Westlake stays on a roll after beating San Benito 44-7 in their third round matchup ... Read more »

    Darrell Henderson Jr. Claimed By Jaguars, Justin Hollins Claimed By Packers

    Oct 26, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (27) carries the ball against the Chicago Bears during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: ... Read more »

    "Our Parents Don't Get How Hard It Is": Millennial Homeowners Are Revealing How They Did It, And I Need To Lay Down For The Next Week

    According to US Census data, 43% of millennials owned homes in 2020. Sure, this number lags behind homeownership rates in previous generations, but let’s be honest — it’s gotten a ... Read more »

    Kevin Durant drops truth bomb on LeBron James’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scoring record chase

    November 25, 2022 Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James is approaching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record. If LeBron manages to stay healthy and play for a few more seasons, ... Read more »

    Club Q suspect and mother accused of verbally attacking airplane passengers with racial slurs months before the Colorado shooting

    Floral tributes are placed in memory of the victims after a mass shooting at the Club Q gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., November 20, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt A ... Read more »

    Listen: 2022-2023 Regular Season Game 18- Rockets defeat Hawks

    Listen: 2022-2023 Regular Season Game 18- Rockets defeat Hawks Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown break down Game 18 of the 2022-2023 season for the Houston Rockets. They defeat the Atlanta ... Read more »

    El Paso County judges have denied more red flag law protection order petitions than any other county in Colorado

    The deadly shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs has prompted questions this Thanksgiving week about Colorado’s “red flag” law, and when it should be enacted. CBS News Colorado took ... Read more »

    LeBron James, Anthony Davis take over in 4th quarter as Lakers pick up first road win

    LeBron James, Anthony Davis take over in 4th quarter as Lakers pick up first road win SAN ANTONIO —  Los Angeles Lakers star  LeBron James returned Friday night against the San ... Read more »

    France counting on Rabiot to play starring World Cup role

    France’s Adrien Rabiot celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the World Cup group D soccer match between France and Australia, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, ... Read more »

    Police: 16-year-old stabbed by another teen during dispute inside Staten Island Mall

    A 16-year-old was stabbed by another teen after a verbal dispute inside the Staten Island Mall on Friday. The victim was stabbed in the abdomen just before 8 p.m. by ... Read more »

    Apache historian questions official narratives: ‘How is it possible that 120 soldiers cut off the feet of 8,000 of our brave Indigenous people?’

    Alfonso Borrego poses for a picture in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on November 13, 2022. Alfonso Borrego is the great-grandson of Geronimo, a prominent leader and medicine man from the ... Read more »

    Camavinga: “Benzema is a very important person in my life”

    Camavinga: “Benzema is a very important person in my life” Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga talked in an interview with Le Parisien and shared his feelings about some of his ... Read more »

    Porsha Williams & Simon Guobadia Tied The Knot In Style At Traditional Nigerian Ceremony, The First Of Two Weddings

    As we shared earlier, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Porsha Williams, 41, and her fiancé Simon Guobadia, 57, have officially tied the knot — and they did so in style ... Read more »

    Hornets' Gordon Hayward diagnosed with fractured left shoulder

    Hornets' Gordon Hayward diagnosed with fractured left shoulder Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left shoulder and his timeline for a return will be on ... Read more »

    Trump Doubles Down on Defending Meeting With Kanye, Nick Fuentes

    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 13: Nicholas Fuentes holds up a cross while speaking to people associated with the far-right group America First attend an anti-vaccine protest in front of ... Read more »

    Thanksgiving miracle as man rescued from Gulf of Mexico 32 hours after cruise ship fall

    The passenger on board the Carnival Valor cruise ship went missing around 2.30pm local time on Wednesday, and - in a Thanksgiving miracle - was not hoisted out of the water until Thursday evening. He has been taken in for treatment, while his family remain on their holiday. Read more »

    ‘The Kingdom Exodus’ Is Lars von Trier’s Trippy, Bizarro Masterpiece

    MUBI Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom—whose first two seasons aired in 1994 and 1997—was an absolutely bonkers Danish blend of hospital drama and otherworldly thriller that gave David Lynch’s Twin ... Read more »

    After shock World Cup win, Japanese players leave dressing room "spotless"

    QATAR-DOHA-2022 WORLD CUP-GROUP E-GER VS JPN Japan’s 2-1 comeback victory over powerhouse Germany at the Qatar World Cup Wednesday shocked the soccer world, but its win was not the only ... Read more »

    Video: Police officers, good Samaritan pull man from subway tracks as train nears station

    Two police officers and a Good Samaritan saved a man who had fallen off of a subway platform and down onto the tracks on Thanksgiving Day in Manhattan. The officers ... Read more »

    RHOA's Porsha Williams Marries Simon Guobadia

    Porsha Williams got her happy ending. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 41, has married entrepreneur Simon Guobadia, 57, her rep confirms to E! News. According to People, the couple ... Read more »

    No. 18 UCLA uses late knockout punch to defeat Cal and reach nine wins

    BERKELEY —  The play is called peanut punch, something UCLA practices repeatedly each week while teaching defenders how to smack the ball out of a player’s hands. For much of Friday ... Read more »

    Macau Gives Existing Casinos New Licenses as Genting Loses Out

    Pedestrians pass the Wynn Macau casino resort, operated by Wynn Resorts Ltd., and a lion statue stands outside the MGM Cotai casino resort, developed by MGM China Holdings Ltd., in ... Read more »

    College football world reacts to insane Florida State touchdown

    Jordan Travis Florida State The latest rendition of one of the most storied rivalries in college football took place on Friday between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators. ... Read more »

    These 61 US Airports Have Lost Nonstop Atlanta Flights Since 2005

    These 61 US Airports Have Lost Nonstop Atlanta Flights Since 2005 As everyone knows, Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport for passengers. While it doesn’t win the award for the ... Read more »

    Gunman in Virginia Walmart shooting legally purchased firearm that day: What we know

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The man accused of fatally shooting six people and wounding multiple others at a Walmart in Virginia late Tuesday legally purchased the gun that morning, police said Friday. ... Read more »

    Discover Christmas Around the World: 25 Books for Children

    Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 09:39 pm Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 09:39 pm Moms and dads (and teachers), here are 25 books all about Christmas ... Read more »

    University Lab ends Arch Manning's high school football career, Isidore Newman's season

    The 5-star Texas Longhorns commit left late in the fourth quarter of Newman’s lopsided loss Arch Manning’s storied high school football career ended Friday night at the hands of University ... Read more »

    Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans

    Macron to become first French president in more than 45 years to visit New Orleans French President Emmanuel Macron will visit New Orleans next week during his brief trip to ... Read more »

    What are Houston schools facing when it comes to chronically truant students?

    HOUSTON – As investigators combed through the life of the Robb Elementary school shooter, they discovered he was absent from school for hundreds of days before being “involuntarily withdrawn” from ... Read more »

    Baja California trafficking ring moved meth, fentanyl, cocaine throughout U.S., prosecutors say

    SAN DIEGO —  A San Diego mother of three was sentenced this week to nearly six years in federal prison for her role in a Baja California-based drug trafficking ring operated ... Read more »
    Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network