By Anonymous - 03/09/2013 05:06 - United States - Caldwell
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On the bright side, if you throw a party they can't complain about the noise!
I disagree. We live on the third floor with two kids. My oldest is almost two and runs around a lot. Our neighbors below us blast their music and bang on their ceiling with a broom all the time. We've explained to them that we have kids and that it's pretty much impossible to keep them from running around. Our kids don't understand why they shouldn't run. Don't just assume because people are stomping or yelling it gives you the right to throw parties and be loud. Just ask them to keep it down and I they're assholes about it report it to management. If that doesn't work then I would say be assholes back.
Well this is a pretty out-of-this-world idea but how about you drop the entitlement complex just because you popped out a few kids, and be a fucking parent and teach them not to run in the apartment, and that they can run and be as obnoxious as you are at the park or something instead. You're the parent, just because your kids don't understand something doesn't magically make it okay for them to do. Damn.
You obviously don't have children. My son is around the same age and you can't just tell him not to run because he's too young to understand what you're saying. If you just stop him in his tracks, as soon as you put him down again he's off. It's not logical to carry a toddler around all day just for your neighbours. You just have to hope they'd be understanding. But I'd like to see you teach my 18 month old not to run, you'd have NO hope! Some things you just have to be patient with. With gentle persistence a child will eventually learn.
Seriously though. What is with all these people suggesting retaliation?? I had neighbors last year who used to blast their music while I was studying. I went and politely asked them to turn their music down a bit, and gee, what do you know, they hadn't realized they were being so loud it was disturbing us, and we stopped having problems with their loud music.