Ok....so this german dude and his family moved in down the street from me a little while back. He's got a 4-year old daughter. So they were walking down the street a month or so ago. Both my kids are very outgoing with other kids. They were eating popsicles or something when german dude and daughter walk past our house. Gracie runs up to them and immediately asks the daughter if she wants a popsicle. So anyway, introductions all around etc etc...I get the kid a popsicle. And they are playing in the yard. All very suburban scene. Gracie then wants to invite the kid inside to show her new friend her toys....and dad shows no objection...."Um...ok I guess". So in they go. House is in no real shape for "entertaining". And quite frankly I had been in the middle of doing some work around the house. Dad takes off his sweater and makes himself comfy. Um...ok. So they play for a while. I manage to deflect the girls back outside again. Anyway....they stay a little too long for my liking. But whatever. New guy in the neighbourhood...I can finish my project later. etc... So. Following week. They show up again. Wife is sick. Ain't no-one going inside. Kid makes a B-line for the door. "Um no. we're staying outside". Kid protests. Dad says something in german. They stay outside. (and it was 1/2 hour before dinner anyway). When we do go in, the kid was not happy. They actually stood in our driveway for at least 5 mins after we went in. Following week. Had been at my parents' with the girls. I'ts 4:45 pm. Everyone is tired. We're chilling out on the sofa before dinner watcing TV. A knock at the window. It's the kid! Standing in our garden. Dad is with her. My kids get all riled up. But it was not play time. It's dinner time. I open the door. kid forces herself past me to get in. I grab her and have to put her back outside. SHe flips out. I tell the dad that it's not play time. He appears put-out by this. And they they leave. Have not heard from them since. HOWEVER. A similar situation happened with our neighbour across the street. The germans show up as they just returned from the grocery store. Kid heads for the front door as groceries were being unloaded. The mom (owner of the house), stops the kid and says no we can't play. They had stuff to do. Kid flips out. German dad rolls his eyes and says "Well if you explain to her why she can't go in shoe wouldn't be upset!". (um no dad....that's YOUR job). And the best story of them all: Yet another neighbour is in the UPSTAIRS bathroom getting ready to bathe her kids. Prior to bathing, she had an urge that needed tending to....ie: she was sitting on the can. No-one but her and the kids in the house, so the door was not closed. Guess who walks in on her IN HER UPSTARIS BATHROOM. The german. Apparently the kid somehow went darting into the house. He went in after her. Did not announce himself.....at least not sufficiently. But sufficed to say, the new neighbour has not really made a good impression in the neighbourhood.