When I was five I befriended our elderly neighbor next door. Her back fence butted up against my backyard and I recall having several deep conversations with her. Or at least they seemed deep to a five-year-old.
Now I've got my own place and most of my neighbors are great. On the left is a plumber's family. At Thanksgiving they offered to smoke a turkey for me and the dad has done some plumbing work on my house before. On the right is an older man and his son. They walk their yorkie every day, so I'll chat with them when I see them. And that's just a sampling of the awesome people I've met in my neighborhood.
|Some of the paint balls shot at my front porch.|
How do I approach a neighbor I've only met once to discuss something her kids have done? Most things I'm willing to let go: chalk drawings on my tree, toys in my yard, the lemonade stand that appeared on my front lawn and stayed for a week. But I don't think I can dismiss the kids shooting my house with a paintball gun. I don't want to alienate my neighbor either though.
How would you approach the situation?