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Polite way to ask if someone's kid is "special"?

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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.

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Re: Polite way to ask if someone's kid is "special"?

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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.




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Re: Polite way to ask if someone's kid is "special"?

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!

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Re: Polite way to ask if someone's kid is "special"?




lol, i'm just kidding. I have no patience, I would end up locking the kid out or something.

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