Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

Oh my gosh! What a day.

I'm still sick... not fun. I woke up and all I could think about was water. So I went to the fridge and remembered I only had a half-gallon left. So shorty and I got dressed, ran to Walgreens and got water and four (yes FOUR) movies to watch today from the Redbox machine. (Which, by the way, you can get a free rental by using the code "DVDONME" when you rent from a redbox. I have no idea when it expires but it's worth a try!)

So anyway, we hurried home so I could put back on my jammies and lay down on the couch. Mini-me made Mommie some hot chocolate (or... uh... COLD chocolate.... but "A" for effort!!) and I laid down to watch "Easy A". As a Christian, I found that movie semi-offensive, but as a totally witty young woman who's been an outcast for the majority of my life, I LOVED IT!!! Great movie!

A frozen meal and gallon of water later, I watched "Step Up 3" and "The Karate Kid" with shorty. He was practicing his hip hop moves during the first movie and his karate during the second movie. So much fun! That kid needs a dad... someone to be rough with!

Anyway, so we took a couple breaks today to go outside. I didn't have energy to do much of anything (between puking and nose blowing and coughing my lungs up) so I sat on the stairs out front while he played.

Ok, side note. We're in an apartment. Our next door neighbor just moved out and after several fights (with his "homies"), arrests and things broken, I'm glad he's gone. It's relatively quiet now. But my upstairs neighbors are not quiet people. As best as I can tell, in a 2 bedroom apartment, they have an elderly couple, a younger couple and a baby. They are all "small-ish" people but they sound like 500 lb elephants. They are NOISY. But I have never complained... not once! In fact, I've made them cookies and cupcakes always great them with a friendly "hi" in passing. I'm the greatest neighbor. I swear!

So tonight, my darling was outside practicing his kung fu while I was sitting on the stairs. He'd occasionally hit the rail of the stairs with his foot but it wasn't a big deal. All of a sudden the younger gal comes outside snapping at me saying "your kid is keeping my kid awake. Stop running up and down the stairs". Ummm. Ok. So I asked my son to not go up the stairs anymore tonight. SO anyway, I'm sitting there, he's playing... not bothering anyone and then... oh my gosh! The husband came out and started YELLING at me to control my child. He was going on about how he just got out of the military so I interrupted him and said "thank you so much for serving our Country. That's awesome!" He goes "I don't even care about that. I care about your kid keeping my kid awake".

So I politely explained that my son would be done playing in about 5 minutes. He went in his home and slammed the door. Then, I kid you not, not even a whole minute later he comes back out yelling at me some more. "What you're doing is incredibly disrespectful. My wife asked you nicely to stop and you're just being rude". I said "honey. Don't talk to me about rude. Every night for the last 3 months I have not been able to sleep until the early hours of the morning while you and your 'wife' are doing God knows what right above me. You are not quiet people and I have never complained to you about it. So if my son wants to play outside for 5 minutes, then darlin', he's gonna play. Goodnight." He got all pissed off and said "I'm calling the cops".

Oh my gosh! Seriously?!!?! What has this world come to? A child can't play outside without someone threatening to call the cops? My child is seriously the best behaved child you'd ever meet. People stop us all the time to compliment him and ask me what my secret is. I love it! So believe me when I say he was playing quietly, respectfully and I didn't, for one second, think he was being noisy in the least bit.

So anyway, this dude came out one last time to say "I hope you enjoy your night. I'm going to make it hell for you." I don't know about you, but I take that as a threat. Right? I called the front office to see what the deal is with this guy and they were flabbergasted. The gal I spoke to said "I don't know what's going on but I will tell you this; I do not tolerate people yelling at or in front of children. I'm going to call him and tell him what's up!" haha. I don't know if she ended up calling him or not but here's the thing, I pay rent, too! And if my darling, quiet child wants to play outside, then he's gonna play outside. Dammit! How dare you tell me my son is disturbing your baby's sleep... especially when you're the very people keeping ME awake every night!!!

Ok, I feel better now. Just had to get that off my chest! So in conclusion, I've had about a gallon of water, 32 ounces of hot chocolate, 12 ounces of broth, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (by chef shorty), a frozen lean cuisine for breakfast and a smart one for dinner. A totally BLAH day but that's how I feel.

I'm off to pop some NyQuil and get my plump booty to bed. I hope you've all had a wonderful Tuesday. Tomorrow is a new day so if you had a crap day like me today, it's OK. We'll start all over tomorrow and make it better than today! "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent!" That's right, Mister Upstairs JERK!!! :-)


  1. What the heck is wrong with your neighbor people? What a jerk! I had elephants living above me when I lived in the city who kept me up many nights. But this jerk is just down -right rude. Do I have to come down there and kick his butt? What the heck!!??

    I like that Monkey made you hot/cold chocolate and was dancing and doing karate moves during the films. That's so sweet!

    Hopefully you'll be feeling better in the next few days!!!

  2. Kat, I am so sorry you are not feeling well.

    But I want to talk about your neighbor. His reaction to your son playing was NOT NORMAL. He just got out of the military? Post traumatic stress?? He sounds scary, and I don't feel his actions or words were appropriate. Please be careful. Not trying to scare you, but his threat should not be ignored.

    The world is crazy.

    You sound like a great mom, and you are showing your son how to live.