Emily, a new homeowner, faces a noisy neighbor with three young children and plans to drown out their noise with music, leading to a confrontation and a search for a compromise.
A Clear Warning
When 26-year-old Emily moved into her new house, she met her next-door neighbor, who asked if she had kids. Emily said no, and the neighbor warned her that her own children could be loud. “She pretty much said, ‘Oh, I hope you don’t mind all the noise mine make, they can get very loud,'” Emily recalled. “I haven’t finished unpacking yet, but I’ve already heard them.”
Emily planned to drown out the noise with music, as she had done in her previous home. She told her neighbor that she would likely play metal or punk pop, but the neighbor didn’t seem impressed. Emily didn’t mind as she would rather hear music than loud kids.
Teach Your Kids to be Respectful
“She seemed unimpressed and said that’s not really okay,” Emily said. “I told her that if she can’t teach her kids to be respectful of neighbors at appropriate hours, I don’t really see the issue. She huffed off.”
She Turned to the Internet
Emily turned to Reddit, asking if she was the jerk in this situation. Some people sympathized with her, saying that she had the right to enjoy her own space without being disturbed by loud children. Others suggested that she talk to her neighbor and try to find a compromise.
Emily later updated her post, saying that she had spoken to her other neighbor, who confirmed that the noisy family was a problem. The mother had only asked about Emily’s children to check if she was anti-vax, as she only wanted her kids to play with children whose parents had the same ethics.
Vaccine Podcasts to Drown Out the Kids
Emily had also confirmed that her neighbor’s children were indeed loud and obnoxious, constantly yelling and screaming while playing. Emily and her other neighbor had jokingly discussed playing pro-vaccinating podcasts loudly to drown out the noise.
Maybe Not the Best Approach
Emily learned that living next to noisy neighbors can be a challenge, but it’s important to communicate and find a solution that works for everyone. She realized that drowning out the noise with music might not be the best approach and that talking to her neighbor might be a better option.
The Internet Responded
This commenter posted their opinion and had this to say, “People who preach tolerance about noise seldom practices tolerance about noises. You rarely find two loud neighbors living together side by side, it’s that one loud neighbor in the middle of a otherwise quiet neighborhood. Put another loud neighbor by their side and then suddenly her “tolerance” speech goes down the drain.”
Another Internet Response
A second person commented this opinion, “How is everyone saying not the jerk!? The rest of the neighborhood shouldn’t have to hear either of these houses. Everyone sucks here. It’s not ok if OP’s neighbor’s kids bother OP, but OP can bother the rest of the flipping neighborhood? Right.”
A Final Comment
This last person wrote, “You don’t get to warn people about how much noise comes from your property and act as though the warning is a sufficient solution to the problem. “LOL we’re loud” isn’t an excuse for improper parenting. Sure, kids can be loud and obnoxious when they play, and a certain level of extra noise is normal when they live in a neighborhood, but what bothers me is when—instead of addressing a problem known to exist (this parent clearly knows her kids are exceptionally loud and obnoxious)—someone will “warn” others, as if to nullify any future complaints. “But I warned you,” will be this parent’s response the first time OP asks her to lower the volume on her children.”
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