A mother from the United Kingdom could not believe the note she received about her one-bedroom apartment. Sapphire Curzon allows her 2-year-old son, Callum, to play with his toys like any parent would.
Apparently, the toddler’s play noises were so loud, neighbors sent in complaints about the sounds. Sapphire received a note from the property owners threatening an ASBO.
In the United Kingdom, an ASBO is an anti-social behavior order, a court-ordered, minor punishment for incidents that don’t require criminal punishment. The mother was shocked, and now disappointed to limit her son’s ability to express himself.
“All my son does is run around and play with cars, trucks and building blocks. I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldn’t tell him off because he’s playing. It’s just what a child does. He gets excited,” she told SWNS. “Whatever noise my son makes I feel like I have to scold him straight away. I’ve [sic] essentially having to stop him from having any fun.”
Sapphire is concerned about stifling her son, or moreover, what it may come to mean for their family if legal action is taken.
“The letter says I could get an ASBO because of the noise my young son is making; its really making me frightened because I’m scared of going to court. I’m not a criminal, I’m just a single mum with a toddler son,” she says.
Sapphire has no choice but to comply with the tenancy policy.
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