Vent About My Neighbors Kids

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Ugh that sounds awful.  Kids like young kids or kids like adolescents ?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Also I am moving this week too!  I think there is definitely a relationship between the countdown until bullshit stops & one’s tolerance for bullshit.

The 8 flights of stairs between the ground floor of building and my apartment get longer every day.

Also I’ve completely given up on food shopping since I don’t feel like taking groceries in my car.  I had 3 year old Cheez Its & almond butter for dinner.  This might be affecting my mood lol.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My husband and I were just talking about the screaming kids thing the other day. When we were kids we were not allowed to scream. Like at home I would have been in huge trouble for screaming. At recess kids who were screaming were sent inside. Darling Husband during his teaching practicum said the same thing, no screaming allowed. Why why why are kids always screaming? I was in a grocery store today and three of them were screeching away while the parents looked on. I get that kids have their moments but dang. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

LOL oh my god.. we had this issue at one of the resorts we stayed at on our honeymoon. The screaming was fucking unbearable – At first I thought someone was trying to kidnap the kids or something. I actually peaked over the balcony to make sure they were ok… Nope, they were just playing.

I bet Saturday can’t come soon enough!!!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

That sounds like the absolute worst. I would lose my mind if I were in your shoes! Like I get it maybe happening once or twice for a few minutes since kids can be loud but every single night? That is completely insane. You’d think that their parents would get tired of the screaming and tell them to stop?? At least you’re moving out soon and won’t have to worry about them much longer! Hang in there!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

hikingbride :  

Ugh.  I am *not* a kid person.  Don’t like ’em.  Never have.  Very low tolerance for *normal* kid noise, let alone that gawd awful screaming that seems to be popular these days.

So glad to hear you’re getting out of there!  Your situation doesn’t sound fixable, tbh.  

I was pleasantly surprised when we moved from SoCal to the southeast–the screaming stopped.  Its been quite uncommon to run into a screaming child around here.  At our previous location, they all challenged each other and tried to break records for volume.

Few things in life will make you as miserable as bad neighbors.  Saturday is almost here!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

That sounds like the kid who lives above me. Unfortunately, I’m not moving because I own my place and the people above me rent. I can only hope that they leave. Consider yourself lucky to be moving. I feel you.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

hikingbride :  

There was a time in the olden days when some apartment complexes were divided into adults and family areas.  The family area had all of the playground equipment and was meant to be kid friendly.  The adult areas were just that for the child free who appreciate quiet.

Someone decided that the set up was a Civil Rights violation.  

So, now it’s illegal to offer dedicated family friendly areas in apartment complexes.  And you and I are expected to tolerate the unbearable with nary a wimper. 

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

We have a neighbour just down the way and their kids scream when they play too. I think both parents work full time so they’re in care a lot (they never seem to be home) but when they are outside playing they scream. Same as the kids you describe – not just happy squeals here and there but full on running around screaming like something is wrong. 

As a kid we were taught “inside voices” and “outside voices” but still would have got told off if we had been outside just screeching like that. I hate generation bashing and “these days” bs, but it really does seem like today’s parents just don’t want to be parents. It is very rare to see parents actually parenting their children, and I wonder if it is because everything goes online and we are so scared to be seen as anything but perfect? Who bloody knows, but 90% of kids I see are so poorly behaved and mum and dad are doing nothing. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

hikingbride :  Totally agree. Which is probably why they’re acting out. I hear a lot of “in my day we went outside and played when we were kids, we respected adults and we knew the rules” blah blah blah. First off I think everyone remembers themselves as being better behaved than they actually were (lol) but also older generations typically had more room to play and usually a mum at home.

Today’s kids are in suburbs with tiny yards, or apartment complexes, and more often than not have two parents working full time. They’re not getting the attention or the outlet that they really need, and that’s sad. 

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