Adventures Of Crying Baby

We live in a very interesting apartment building. There are many elderly people, a lot of small families, and quite a few students. On our floor we have an older couple who likes to take walks with walking sticks, a young couple with a giant dog (the giant dog in an apartment complex don’t add up in my opinion), our 20-something neighbors who like to throw parties and smoke a lot of weed, and, my favorite, the baby in the apartment attached to ours.

Said baby likes to cry. All. The. Time. Before Alex was born, I was petrified. If a 15-month old cries all the time, what is a newborn going to be like? Fortunately, I had a lot of experience with young children and knew that most of them did not cry all the time.

When we brought Alex home from the hospital, he never cried. I distinctly remember the one night when he did, and how he was inconsolable for about 20 minutes (Yes, I’m really lucky, I know). He was less than a week old. Before the crying started, during the crying, and for long after the crying, there was another baby crying. Crying Baby was having a fit.

Another fit.

I don’t know why Crying Baby is always crying. She cries in the morning during breakfast, she cries all day long, and then she cries all night long. It’s almost constant.

For the first five months, Alex slept in our room with us. Our bedroom must be right next to the Crying Baby bedroom because we would hear this baby crying all night long. I’m convinced that one of the reasons Alex continued to wake up so much during the night was because of the incessant crying coming through the walls.

Maybe the parents just ignore Crying Baby. Maybe they believe in not responding to a baby when she cries. Perhaps it is part of the way they were raised. I never hear them consoling Crying Baby. I never even hear them with Crying Baby.

Whatever the reason is that Crying Baby is disturbing my sleep, I hope it stops soon. She must be over two years old now. She walks, she talks (in two languages, mind you), she’s ready to stop crying all of the time.

Standing Man

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6 thoughts on “Adventures Of Crying Baby

  1. That really is a little disturbing. Poor little girl. But maybe at this point it’s nothing but a habit … a 3rd language.

    I really hope I get to meet Alex one day soon. Cool little dude.

  2. How awful! That poor thing! Do you ever get a chance to see her interacting with her parents? Do they seem neglectful?

    I don’t know how you can stand sleeping next to that room. I would definitely need to start using some serious white noise to drown it out!

  3. I really feel for you. In my townhouse we have two newborns on bothsides of us. I had to breakdown and buy ear plugs because I was getting up with each baby in the night. lol I hope that this baby next to you is being taken care of. Best of Luck

  4. I know we’re all prone to exaggeration from time to time, but maybe it’s time to call child services; honestly, poor kid! I’m sorry you have to deal with that… I’m surprised other tenants don’t complain. Alex is gorgeous!

  5. That’s a tough situation to be in and so sad for that poor crying baby. Good luck with finding resolution. On my way to vote for Alex now in the contest. 🙂

  6. Hmm, thats just weird! First of all, even if a LITTLE baby was crying that much, it would be weird. That goes beyond “Just let the baby cry it out!” Thats like a medical condition or something! And if the baby is now almost a preschooler, then thats really weird! I agree with the person who commented that maybe you could call child services. Even if the parents aren’t abusing or neglecting the child, maybe the kid needs to go to a doctor or needs some sort of special care, and a socail worker could help arrange that!

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