For most of my relationship with my hubby we have lived in apartments. Two to be exact. We lived in our last place for almost 6 years. (about that…) We had planned to save up for a house but of course obstacles always seemed to find us. The apartment was quite small, had all tile except for the bedrooms, but had just enough room for us all to live comfortably. We were on the bottom floor and let me tell you… Those walls were SUPER thin!
I had no beef with the family upstairs, except for one thing that drove me absolutely NUTS! Our neighbor owned an in home daycare.. Kids were being dropped off at the break of dawn, you would hear the children screaming for their parents to come back because of separation anxiety. The loveliest of it all? The lady who owned it, for some weird reason, felt as though she needed to wear high heels, EVERY SINGLE DAY! I am a fan of high heels, but seriously? You run after children in your heels at 5am? It was a blast waking up to the children upstairs running back and forth while bouncing a ball. Honestly, if we hadn’t moved out there, I would have had to have surgery on my jaw from clenching it so hard.
We ended up moving to a larger apartment a couple months ago. Its perfect. Only downfall? We are upstairs. Please keep in mind that I have a 2 and a 4 year old… who are crazy. Although the walls are a lot thicker here and we have carpet in almost every room, I still feel like everyone can hear us. Some of the amazing things my kids do: My youngest thinks its hilarious that I get upset that he jumps up and down repeatedly. They jump on their beds when I am not looking. My youngest screams in excitement to almost anything… They both cry and have tantrums and LOVE running from one room to the next. One thing that my 2 year old LOVES to do is bounce hard up and down when Bubble Guppies turns on and screams! (Apparently for him its comparable to a little girl at a Justin Bieber concert..) To top it off, I am sure all of our neighbors have heard me yelling at them to stop.
So if your looking for a neighbor who can offer you:
- Guaranteed bed time for their youngest child at 1am….
- Loud banging
- Doors slamming
- Thumping sounds from jumping on the bed and on the floor..
- A screaming Bubble Guppies fanatic..
Then look NO further! 🙂
Just make sure that the next time you move into apartments, that we aren’t the ones living upstairs from you… 😉
Have you ever had to deal with a noisy neighbor?