Anyone need to blow off some steam?
I'm a little irked this morning. We live in a split level house, and we only rent the top floor. The basement suite has 2 tenants in it - a young couple. They left a note for us last night to please have our kids not run and jump around as much because their ceiling shakes and apparently a light fixture fell down. Part of this, I completely understand and want to be considerate of: yes, it would suck for people living above us to always be running and jumping around loudly on their floor, and certainly not cool for a light fixture to fall down.
But honestly? Most of the noise my kids make is completely unavoidable. Half the time they aren't even running or jumping, they are just walking around excitedly and moving around like kids do. How am I supposed to stop them from moving??? I have 3 kids under 6 with another on the way, it's NOT going to be quiet up here. Obviously our living situation in not ideal, and the next place we move to will be our OWN house, where my kids can play in the basement and not bug anybody. But we have to be here for another full year, we can't afford to move right now. Our lease ends May 1st but we have renewed for another year.
I don't want to be rude, but we lived here first. When we moved in, the basement suite was empty. They moved in 3 months later. They knew there was a family of 5 living up here, so they shouldn't be surprised, right? If you choose to live in a basement suite, you choose to live underneath people.
Anyways. Blah. I have been trying to get my kids to stop running and jumping around but that's like asking them not to play. Maybe it will be better in the summer when they can go outside. Of course we just keep getting snow dumped on us.