My God. Here I am, a grown woman who should know better than to reason with a woman who drinks while having a 7 & 5 yr old home alone with her.
But I couldn't help myself anymore, I just couldn't take it.
A little backround info: We've lived here for 5 years, the neighbors 3 yrs. Our lives went down the crapper the day they moved in. Screaming loud annoying children that they don't keep in check. Prior to them arriving it was blissfully quiet and serene. Their kids drive us nuts. And when I say nuts, I'm using a nice word. There isn't enough computer space to describe how much they annoy us. We can't go out into our own yard and enjoy anything. DH just put in a garden and the stupid wife took that upon herself to just walk right into our yard and ask my DH everything and anything about her plants and whatnot. (DH is an arborist/horticulturist) He knows pretty much everything there is to know about plants/shrubs/trees, and since she knows this she thinks she should get a free pass and be able to ask whenever she wants to about anything in her yard. Poor DH, but I keep telling him to ignore her and he says she just keeps talking to him if he ignores her!! Can you believe that!!
So, now you have a small idea of how invasive they are. So yesterday it's a beautiful spring day, 78 degrees, sunny, breezy, just gorgeous. I have my 2 kitchen windows and back door open to let the breeze inside and I'm in the living room (remember, we can't go outside while they are out if we want to be left alone, so we stay inside until we know they are inside, basically we're trapped indoors while they are outdoors) watching tv. So I hear her kids screaming and shouting (they don't talk normally) and I just turn up the volume, and then I hear her 7 yr old start whining. I ignore it and focus on the tv. 10 minutes later he's still whining. Now mind you, there's a yard between us and I'm 2 rooms away inside the house and I can hear him like he's next to me. I continue to try and ignore it, but it's one of those REALLY ANNOYING WHINES that after a while you can't ignore. 15 minutes, now were at 20 minutes of loud whining.
I can't take it anymore, we put up with SO MUCH from them, they don't leave us alone to enjoy ourselves, we put up with their kids CONSTANTLY hounding us, the mother is a pure 100% Beotch and then this whining, well, I kind of lost it.
So I jump up and run outside and see her, the 2 kids and her 'friend' just standing there watching this annoying brat whine and she never once tells him to stop. She's the kind of parent that would let her kid go crazy in a restaurant and not tell him to stop. So I yell across the yard "Is everything alright over there?" (I knew nothing was wrong, but thought I'd make it seem like I cared) And she yells something back, and then I proceed to tell her how annoying it is to hear that sound for 20+ minutes and then she says, "He's a kid".
OH MY GOD. If I hear that excuse one more time I'm going to haul off and smack the parent. So I say, yes, he's a kid, but you can make him STOP! She says No I can't.
So, by this time I'm fuming and the next words out of her mouth just stun me: She tells me I should Shut MY windows and doors if I don't want to listen to it.
Is she frickin' kidding me?? I should have to shut my house back up because she won't shut her own kid up??!! I then proceeded to tell her to shut up and walked back inside and slammed the door.
Fast forward to walking our dog later last night, we come home, DH is now with me, they are out on the patio and her boyfriend comes home and she yells across the yard that she's sorry for what her kid was doing. Not sorry that she didn't shut him up; so I apologized for telling her to shut up. Then she proceeds to try and explain to me that he's a kid and blah blah blah. So I fight back with my own words and she starts yelling gibberish back at me and her boyfriend is yelling at her to shut up and stop this nonsense and I'm trying to explain to her that she's used to hearing that noise and since I don't have kids, I'm not and to have the courtesy to be neighborly and bring her kid inside the house. She then says to me, "But I'm outside".
Meaning, she can't put him in the house because she's not in the house. Their house is about as big as my thumb.
We should have stopped there, but then my DH puts in his two cents and then I turned to him and said just forget it, she's not hearing what we are saying and then she tells us 'whatever, just go inside'. DH keeps yelling at her. So I finally get him to stop and we go in and are just fuming at her stupidity, and ours.
Later on I kept thinking about it and I said to DH, how stupid of us to try and reason with her, she's told me on more than one occation that she's not drinking water - she's drinking vodka. And that it's 4 pm and she's already had 2 beers!! Yep, a 7 & 5 yr old are in here care and she's got alcohol in her system at 4 pm.
What do I do?? Call the cops next time? I couldn't get away with letting my dog bark for 20 minutes straight, why can she let her kid do that?? We have at least 4 other houses nearby with kids around their age and we NEVER hear them. And one lives across the street. I'm exhausted.