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You kids knock it off!

02.23.08 | 2 Comments

After working late and staying up even later, and then, just when I was ready to go to sleep, Zoe waking up and being fitful for most of the wee hours and into the morning, I was finally able to sleep for awhile. Even if it ends up being a short rest, I thought, finally, a morning when I won’t wake to an alarm. Around 9 AM on this, a Saturday, our neighbors decided it was time to blare some music. They actually have pretty good taste, and were it during an acceptable time, I might have opened the patio door and mooched off their jams. Sleep was circling the drain as an option anyway, as Zoe was stirring from the noise. They don’t know our situation or anyone else’s, and maybe 9 AM is a perfect time for them to listen to music. Still, it was rude to be so inconsiderate, and on principle I felt something must be done. Once I had determined that the source was from the apartment just around the corner, where I have seen kids not old enough to be smoking doing so on their patio and where there is a general lack of adult supervision, I figured surely the parents were again not aware of some havoc their children were wreaking.

Bleary eyed and pajama clad, I plodded through the hall and knocked on their door. Several minutes later, after commotion and yelling and putting away of dogs, a smallish child of probably 8 years answered the door, sheepish. I asked if they could please turn that down; she politely agreed, turned around, and yelled at whom I have determined during our comings and goings is her mother, “TURN THAT DOWN!”, and closed the door quietly.

So I’m old. And I’m a party pooper. But who are these adults – that woman is definitely older than I am – who are still behaving like children? When do we grow up? I’m talking about myself here, too – I am SO far from perfect when it comes to maturity; however, I definitely would have answered the door myself and not sent Zoe to shoulder the complaint that the mom HAD to know was coming. It isn’t fair to the children of immature adults when they have to be the responsible ones.

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