Just me and my youngest home today. He was pretty grumpy this morning, but I think he's tired. Since he was sick, his whole routine is out of whack. He's going to bed late at night and waking up early in the morning.

The mongrel kids down the road woke him up from his naps AGAIN. I'm so over it. They spend all day running up and down the street or down the side of my house screaming, yahooing, fighting and swearing. Because my son's room is at the front of the house and on the side the kids run down, he just has no luck staying asleep. I've tried playing music to drown out the noise a bit but it just doesn't work- they're too loud. And the screaming always wakes him up with a fright. I hate school holidays.

Honestly,either those kids' parents continue to go to work and leave them at home alone to run amok (which they are still too young to be left in my opinion) or they are actually there, but just stay inside and don't give a shit what their kids do. It's not like they haven't done it before- those mongrel parents let their children run up and down the street and across to the park at 10:30pm on a Saturday night so the can get pissed with their friends in peace!!

Anyway, so after waking my bub up from his morning nap, I tried again in the arvo. Only this time, he couldn't even get to sleep because the neighbours kids were still carrying on so loud. Harry (my son) was sobbing because he was just so tired but couldn't get to sleep. I'd finally had enough. I opened the window and yelled out "Oi! Do you wanna keep it down a bit?! My baby is trying to sleep!" They responded very smart-assy with "We're playing a game lady!" I said "That's fine, but you don't have to do it at ten thousand decibels. You already woke my son up this morning andhe still can't get to sleep because of all the racket. Please, keep it down!" You know what they said? "So the fuck what!" Then they started laughing, screaming and running around like I'd said nothing. WHAT THE FUCK MAN??? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??

When I was a kid, if a neighbour asked you to keep it down you'd respond with "Yes maam, sorry" and if you were rude enough to be a shit about it, your parents (after giving you a good ass whooping and screaming at) would march you over to the neighbour's doorstep and make you apologise in person! I cannot believe that 10 and 11 year olds have so much sass! Where the hell do they learn this stuff??!!

I cannot believe how rude children are today and how lazy some parents are with discipline and teaching children to have respect!I'd love to be those kids' parent for an eveing- they wouldn't know what hit them! They'd get a major talking to, all of their favourite gadgets confiscated for a month, have their mouths washed out with soap for swearing and be marched over to the negihbour's place to apologise!

How is it that these children think it is okay to swear and be rude and not care about another person's feelings? Where is the compassion?? If I knew I was preventing a depressed woman from getting her child to sleep I'd feel like the world's biggest asshole! What the hell is the world coming to?? And these little smart arses are meant to be our future??!! Thank fuck I won't be around for that!! Parents like that piss me off. There are so many people in this world who are DESPERATE for children, who would do ANYTHING to be a parent, nd here these lazy fuckers are, not wanting or caring enough to spend the time and energy raising them properly!

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On another note, the new sleeping tablets the Dr prescribed me are AWESOME! I took them, went out for a smoke, remember hubby laughing at me because my left eye kept closing and he thought I looked like a stoner, and then…. NOTHING…. until this morning!! It was bliss!! I actually slept longer than 45 minutes without waking up! I slept a full night for the first time in YEARS! The only problem is that they give me an AWFUL bitter/metallic taste in my mouth which I can't get rid of. It's bloody gross! Apparently it's a normal side effect though, so oh well. What can you do? I suppose I'll take the bitter taste if it means I get to sleep.

Appetite: bowl of cereal, coffee, salmon for dinner

Gynae: no probs to report

Sleeping: GREAT!!

Mood: annoyed, frustrated, angry, over it

Things that upset me today: rude children, lazy parents, side effects of meds

Things that I'm grateful for today: my kids, my hubby, a good night's sleep, my mother, my sister.

1 Comment
  1. sadviolinist 9 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear about the neighbor's kids. I know what you mean about parents that don't parent or take responsibility for their kids.

    I used to teach public school, and let me tell you, some of the middle school kids, ages 11-14, were a nightmare. I had one cursing me out and threatening me because I gave him heck about making out with his girlfriend in a hallway…and I don't mean just a chaste kiss, if you get my drift.

    Have you thought about going down and talking to their parents, or would it be a complete waste of your time and energy? Truthfully if they won't reign in their kids or take measures to keep them in line I would contact your local police to have an officer show up and give them a good lecture and scare. Their parents should hear from him too.

    I'm sorry you're little ones can't rest properly due to all the noise. It's so frustrating. I'm glad to hear you got a proper night's sleep though! I know that's got to feel good.

    I hope your son feels better and is getting over being ill. Take it easy.

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