WHERE ARE THESE KIDS' PARENTS?!?!?!?!?! WHO LET'S THEIR KIDS GO TO STRANGERS' HOUSES AND ASK TO PLAY WITH THEIR DOGS!!!
That is nuts, as kids we were not allowed to go to someone's house unless Mom or Dad had at least spoken with the adults on the phone. I never thought it a bad rule and plan to enforce the same.
This is a terrible, joke, dh loves stand-up comedians and low-brow ones at that. A comedian was saying his brother had an issue with neighborhood kids all over his yard etc., what could he do. So the comedian told his brother he would take care of it, a month goes by, the brother is thrilled, no kids come to his yard, asks the comedian what he did. The comedian says I took your picture made up a poster that said convicted Sex Offender and handed it around the neighborhood.
My sister had something like that said to her, she was 7 months pregnant walking her dog through a park and a kid ran up, the mother freaked out on the kid and my sister who stopped to let the kid pet her dog. Told my sister she shouldn't be in the park, how did the lady not know she wasn't a pedophile who used her dog to lure children. My sister was so offended, I couldn't stop laughing.
It seems parents have 2 extremes, hyper helicopter parents or lackadaisical.
I would absolutely chat with the parents, some neighborhoods are that laid back, my neighbors would think nothing of coming into my yard unannounced, I think nothing of going into theirs. However, they are also really good, when their little guy has squirted Ozzy with the hose, which gets Oz all kinds of crazy, he loves water play, I just say very loudly, "What ya doin Nater?" His parents come and look, make him apologize to me LOL.