I joined a spouses page for the military base I'm at.
Most of the time it's helpful.
Sometimes I feel like I'm witnessing a Jerry Springer episode.
The other day someone posted that she was annoyed that a neighborhood kid woke her up at 8 AM. I guess the kid was screaming for 30 minutes.
I understood. I told her that it was ridiculous.
Then someone else was all, "Oh, but kids are supposed to be loud outside."
But not at 8 AM.
I mean, hello?!
I said that it was fine for kids to be noisy outside. Just not early. To which I was told that 8 AM is not early to some. Fine. But allowing a kid to scream for 30 minutes at 8 AM seems rude.
If I heard a kid screaming outside my door at 8 AM, I'd have gone outside and told him or her to knock it off. Profanity might have even escaped my lips, because I am not pleasant first thing in the morning.
Someone else on the page said that the quiet times on base was 10 PM-6AM. So it was okay for kids to be noisy at 8 AM.
I reminded everyone about something called consideration.
I don't know about you all, but I want to get along with my neighbors. So I'm not going to send my kids out at 8 AM and allow them to be noisy.
A lot of people still weren't comprehending. They were like, "When I send my kids out, I don't expect them to be quiet," or, "It's important for kids to be outside!"
I know! But tell them to keep it down when it's early. And if you don't expect your kids to be quiet at 8 AM, please give me your address and we'll put a screeching child outside your door for 30 minutes and see how you like it.
Some people understood consideration. But the ones who didn't? I was grateful they weren't my neighbors. One lady kept saying, "If you don't like it, move off base!" She clearly had no consideration, meaning scary neighbor. She even said, "If I lived on base, I'd send my kids out at 730!" Yes, she was a military spouse and thankfully, she lives OFF BASE. I swear, most of us are sane.
So if your kids go out early, remind them to keep it down.
Be a sane military spouse!