I live in the apartment upstairs from my MIL. The floors are thin and we can hear EVERYTHING. Obviously, she knows we have a baby! Yet, she and her husband insist on yelling back and forth to each other, banging around in the rooms and cupboards and drawers (slamming them) beneath our bedrooms at ungodly hours, talking at the tops of their lungs ALL DAY LONG, and pounding, yes pounding on God knows what.
Yes, she has a right to live her life. This is her home. And, she does a lot for us, so I feel bad for even complaining. But we have told her countless times to please keep it down. She knows our baby is a light sleeper, and that he doesn't get enough sleep as is. She knows we are sleep deprived as a result. But for some reason, the constant noise just continues. Right now I can hear her in the kitchen talking loudly and pounding on something. My blood is boiling, but I can't say anything because we are indebted to her. I am praying my baby doesn't wake up from his nap because of it.
We cannot afford to move out. We just can't. Maybe in a few years, but this is NYC, and housing is not cheap. I am not looking for any solutions here. I know there is no easy answer. I just needed to vent. I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. My husband isn't here all day, so he thinks I exaggerate it. Trust me, I don't. The neighborhood is a ghetto, so I don't feel safe even taking my baby for a walk. I tell my husband this but he takes it personally, even though his own brothers and wives got out as fast as they could and haven't looked back. Our relationship is starting to crumble.
Sh*t... the baby just woke up....
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