Friday, June 17, 2011
everybody needs good neighbours
So, something happened this morning which really go my goat...it was about 9:30am and I was getting Tallulah dressed for the day which tends to be a struggle as she hates having tops put over her head. She was screaming a little as she does everyday when suddenly a heard thump, thump thump on our roof and someone shout Shut Up! ummmm.....thanks that really helped my situation. The neighbours upstairs obviously didn't like the baby noise.
We live in an apartment, its a 1930's one so its build really well and sturdy. We hear the guys upstairs all the time, its not that annoying but yeah sometimes their vacuuming and walking around in heeled boots wakes Tallulah up, but hey we live in Mount Lawley and in an apartment and thats kind of just what you'd expect when you live in a suburb like this!
We sometimes hear one of our other neighbours play some type of shoot-them-up computer games which is super loud till 2am, surely this is more annoying and controllable than a baby crying?
The thumping had happened before and I thought I was just paranoid but obviously not. So I wrote them an email (yeah I actually know one of them, I'm pretty sure it was his housemate though!) and just told him it wasn't really cool and kind of immature. Ballsy, I know!
Today was the first time I doubted living inner-city in an apartment. I love love love the lifestyle we have here and I love all the lovely people I've met in our suburb. I love living walking distance to everything a girl may need but I'm considering moving when our lease is up, to maybe a house/town house with a little courtyard. I've never wanted a little patch of green as much as now I have a kiddo. Though I refuse to live in 'the burbs', this lady needs good coffee nearby! However I kind of get now why parents want a little bit of space between them and their neighbours. Kids are noisy though its uncontrollable noise but still a type of noise people without kids don't really understand.
I guess we don't all get to live on Ramsay Street do we? Ok, rant over! haha