Mom-of-7 Puts Up Controversial Sign After Neighbors Keep Calling the Police on Her Kids

CBS Sacramento

As you can imagine, as a mom of seven children, Raquel Davis has her hands quite full, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, not only is Davis the mom of seven, she’s also the mom of seven who were always at home, 24/7.

That’s why she was always encouraging playing outside. Most of the time, the kids would skateboard around the neighborhood. And as most adults know, when seven children are together, it might feel pretty noisy.

Unfortunately, Davis’ neighbors were pretty ticked by all the new noise, claiming they could hear the kids loud and clear inside their homes. Sometimes they were even saying inappropriate words, which annoyed the neighbors even more.

In fact, the neighbors were so unhappy with the kids that they called the police on them several times, without even going to Davis first—and she was appalled.

“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,” Davis said.

Since the children only skateboard during the day, Davis didn’t understand why it was a big deal. “I didn’t know it was not okay for kids to be outside skateboarding,” she said.

After numerous complaints, Davis did tell her kids to quiet down. But the neighbors kept on filing their complaints, and Davis had had enough. They were kids, after all. Kids, who were simply skateboarding on a public road. What did her neighbors expect?

She felt she had no choice but to push some passive-aggressiveness toward her neighbors and put a huge sign in her yard. The sign read, “This neighborhood is full of Karens.”

“I felt this is my son’s birthday party. They’re out skateboarding, and I guess I was at my final straw. My last thing. I don’t know what to do, so I put up the sign,” Davis said.

The neighbors were not too happy about this, especially the folks who hadn’t complained about Davis’ kids.

“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.”

But Davis felt like she had no other choice—what else was she supposed to do? “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.

To hear more about the situation, check out the video below.

What would you do in Davis’ situation? Have you ever had noisy neighbors? How did you mediate the situation?