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    Default Am I a grinch?

    .... I won't bother
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    "a couple of times a year" sounds nice and all, but when exactly?

    When the single mom who has a sick/disabled kid hasn't slept in months and finally her kid sleeps through so she falls asleep only to be woken by this?
    When the baby with severe reflux finally goes to sleep after being rocked for 6 hours?
    When the FIFO parent who hasn't seen their kid(s) in months is excited to spend a day with them so plans a decent sleep so they can manage to get through the day?

    It's impossible to pick an okay night, because there isn't one.

    So, no. After midnight is extremely rude, and illegal.

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    Well put DT75. Our neighbours are all super close to each other (proximity wise) and we all give and take...but no one is out making noise late at night or early morning, because we all respect each other.

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    Any time after around 11pm is rude and socially unacceptable in suburban Australia. Midnight is pushing it, but ok for new years eve, or the occassional party. We all have social lives, family, and christmas busyness - but for lots of us, having babies awake past 11pm isn't a part of that. Not many people at all would get the opportunity to have a nap on xmas day - too many family commitments for us! After midnight, I would be ringing the police.

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    Just put a note in their mailbox explaining that there are small children in the street and to be mindful of others as the noise causes issues with sleep.
    Don't call the police they have better things to do like deal with life and death situation during the holidays.
    Maybe a simple note will make them be more aware of their noise levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Wow. Ok. Now I remember why I rarely post on here anymore.

    BH confuses me. So many people complain that they have no social life or that their family sucks or that they are lonely in the various threads. Yet they are up in arms about other people enjoying the same things.

    I don't crack tantrums when people have loud Xmas lunches that disturb my or my kids nap, which believe me we all desperately need to have a good Xmas. Nor do I get offended when other people have music playing that may offend my sensibilities. I especially don't get upset when people have parties loud enough to wake my kids, no matter what reason.

    Life's about enjoying the moments. I think I'm going to enjoy mine now.

    Cheers and happy new year to you all. But then I'd expect you all to be upset that people have NYE parties and that fireworks go off.
    I actually really love you and I think always agree with you but 1) I think this reaction is a bit over the top. And 2) why do your celebrations and how you feel and want to celebrate them trump how I feel and want to celebrate? Nobody's saying not to enjoy yourself and your celebration, I just think it's simply easy enough to do that without keeping others awake. There is such thing as reasonable noise. My neighbors had a joint 40th last month (husband and wife turning 40) they warned us about the party and told us they'd bring everyone inside by midnight. Even though their amplified music woke the baby multiple times I didn't say anything until 1am. They kept their amplified music going until 3am. I'm sorry, but I think that's pretty ****ed up. The music was a ridiculous volume. They could have easily turned it down to a more reasonable level or brought the remaining party goers inside. By all means, enjoy yourself. But I'm fairly certain you can enjoy yourself without disturbing others for that length of time.

    When we have people over I'm very conscious of our volume, living in old Victorian terraced houses. I still enjoy my friends and company while disturbing our neighbors as little as possible.

    I have a new baby RAH, am sleep deprived because I share your thoughts on sleep training and have PND. So many factors contribute to the loneliness, isolation, etc. that I feel and claiming it's because I'm a party pooper is pretty ****. I think I'm a pretty fun person, but obviously not if being kept up by loud music and my baby ****es me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    "a couple of times a year" sounds nice and all, but when exactly?

    When the single mom who has a sick/disabled kid hasn't slept in months and finally her kid sleeps through so she falls asleep only to be woken by this?
    When the baby with severe reflux finally goes to sleep after being rocked for 6 hours?
    When the FIFO parent who hasn't seen their kid(s) in months is excited to spend a day with them so plans a decent sleep so they can manage to get through the day?

    It's impossible to pick an okay night, because there isn't one.

    So, no. After midnight is extremely rude, and illegal.
    So well put. You don't know what is going on in other's lives, consideration is kind and necessary.

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    Thanks for all the replies!
    A few people commented on our suburbs Facebook page about it. Apparently it's an Eastern Europe tradition where they go around to everyone's house (from the same family/church?!) and the sing until they get offered food and drinks. So this year my neighbour must have been first on the list as other people said they got the 2am turn which is what I have had in previous years.
    I was just really annoyed as it woke my 9 month old and it took me 2 hours to get her to fall back asleep she's fighting an ear infection so she's not a happy camper. Whilst I understand the celebration i just wish it wouldn't wake me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by maco View Post
    Thanks for all the replies!
    A few people commented on our suburbs Facebook page about it. Apparently it's an Eastern Europe tradition where they go around to everyone's house (from the same family/church?!) and the sing until they get offered food and drinks. So this year my neighbour must have been first on the list as other people said they got the 2am turn which is what I have had in previous years.
    I was just really annoyed as it woke my 9 month old and it took me 2 hours to get her to fall back asleep she's fighting an ear infection so she's not a happy camper. Whilst I understand the celebration i just wish it wouldn't wake me up
    I'd be shoving food and drink at them to get them to shut up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    So even for special events you guys are against celebratory noise at night?
    Whats your definition (in the context if this thread) of 'noise' and 'at night'?


 

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