Help! Our Neighbors Exiled My Kids From Their Pool for an Absurd Reason.
Dear Prudence is Slate’s advice column. Submit questions here. (It’s anonymous!) The community pools are not open yet. We are in a heat wave. One family on our street has put in a pool and is lording it over the rest of us. They have a teenager and a little girl “Bea.” Bea acts like the little queen of the neighborhood and doles out her favor to the few chosen capable of earning the right to swim. Bea is only “allowed” to invite a few kids over at a time because her sister doesn’t want to “babysit the entire street.” All the girl does is sit in a hammock and play on her phone while the kids swim.slate.com