My neighbor said he was going to call the cops
so twice a week I have to get up around 545 to get ready for work and I get the twins up just before 7 and we get ready for school. my boy with bipolar disorder sometimes has a hard time with this. It doesn't matter what we do, what we are doing, what we need to do, what I ask, what I allow, what he wants to do, etc. If he is having anxiety about school, he WILL get mad about something. On these days I tend to offer sweats, but sometimes I forget to offer them, and I just grab jeans so I will say "ok time to put our pants on!" and he goes from 0-60 in a second flat, screaming about the jeans. - for moms with kids with mood disorders I don't need to continue the explanation.
Anyway, we have lived in this apartment for a year, under the same person and recently he has decided he needs to have his own tantrums about the noise. He stomps as loud as he can on his floor which just causes more anxiety in my boy and makes the situation worse.
anyway Thursday morning we got up and we had a great morning and both boys did really well getting ready and I was praising them on the way to the car and I find a note on my windshield that says "the next time your screaming/stomping child wakes me up before 9 am I WILL be reporting your disturbance of the peace to the police"
well now, first of all, how would that 911 call go. "911 whats your emergency?" "um yes a 4 year old is having a meltdown and I didn't get to sleep in" ?? like really
Our quiet hours at our apartment are 10pm - 6am. we have always abided by this rule, my upstairs neighbor however, has NOT. but we don't complain. stuff happens, we live in an apartment, you will hear other people, we suck it up and we all move on.
but this made me feel horrible and so frustrated because everything has been frustrating lately and I'm trying SO hard to work on everything and I don't need this added stress of my neighbor. so I called my apartment manager, because our heat stopped working that night and I needed to call him anyway. So I told him about the note and I explain to him that my child has special needs and we are doing what we can, we are working on it and it was rude of my neighbor. I was upset.
he talked to my neighbor and this guy didn't know my boy has special needs and told our manager "oh no i guess I owe her an apology" so he felt like an ass. so I feel a bit of victory there.
-this was mostly venting