08-16-2012 11:11 AM - edited 08-16-2012 11:19 AM
Downstairs kid runs, stomps, and jumps all day. Can't get any work done because he shakes the house. Obviously, I don't want to be that tenant but it's gotten old.
08-16-2012 06:59 PM - last edited on 08-16-2012 07:11 PM by MarineVietVet
Kids are kids. They do Mod Cut like that all of the time. And they should.
They grow out of it, just like you and I did (and everyone else on these boards).
I'm not preaching here, either. Kids are great (in small doses, and as long as they're not mine). I don't know how my parents ever stood me, as a child or as an adult, (allegedly).
Since you're trying to work at home, and if the kid is old enough, buy him a PlayStation or an XBox, if it's worth it to you. Probably deductible, too, since it's work related expenses.
He/she will sit on its arse all day long from then on, until old enough for a phone he/she can tweet/facebook/whatever on a "social" network involving screen names and not real, in-the-flesh people, face-to-face.
Aside from that, chill. Things will only bother you if you let them bother you.
08-17-2012 06:25 PM
UBUP has far more patience than I do. I'd go crazy if a kid stomped all day. But I don't think asking if he has ADD or anything is going to stop him from doing it.
Will it make you feel a little more gracious if you knew he had some kind of problem? Either way, stomping is stomping. Good Luck!
08-20-2012 01:01 PM
lol, i'm just kidding. I have no patience, I would end up locking the kid out or something.