For those that don't know... a couple of days ago our neighbor called and complained on us. He said it sounded like we fell and dropped constantly. Since then I have been fussing at the kids left and right to be quiet. It was making me feel so stressed. And you know what... I've decided that I've got a lot to be stressed about right now and I'm not going to let this be a stressor. Here's my note to that neighbor. (Of course, I'm not really going to send it.) I just had to write it to feel better; so, I'll share it with you.
Dear person that lives below us:
I understand that it sometimes sounds like we are going to fall right through your ceiling and that's why you called to complain to the managers. It must be annoying. However, I have two boys. One that innately skips, hops, or jumps... never walks. And another just learning to walk... falling stumbling and slamming his walker down constantly. We also use a ball multiple times a day for play and therapy. It is also true that love to turn the record player and dance in the den. Again, I can only imagine what this sounds like from below. It makes us think of home. I understand this is less than ideal for you. We are doing the best we can. There is a glimmer of hope on the horizon for you, my friend. The Bemiss family will be heading south in two weeks and you will be free of our noise. - The family above you.