Let me begin by saying that I do not envy you. If I lived above us, I would curse us often (not that you do or thankfully we don’t hear you do it because I totally understand if you need to). I really am sorry.
As you are well aware, I have two beautiful daughters. Love them. For the most part, they are great, but between the hours of 8pm and 6am and having nothing to do with whether there is a full moon or not, they intermittently turn into screeching, hollering, crying devices of torture. Now, let me get specific. Really, it is my eldest that morphs into this sensory affront to a good night’s sleep. The thing is that she sets off the youngest and her parents as well.
You may be thinking: that sucks for you, but do something about it because they are not my kids and as responsible parents you are in charge of making them behave. I agree. The problem is that between the hours of 8pm and 6am we have no parental powers. We are rendered useless. I know it sounds like an excuse, but it’s true.
I wish I could tell you that the situation would change soon. I’m hoping it will, but obviously I don’t know what I’m doing between 8pm and 6am. We’ll keep trying because I know we all desperately need some sleep.
You may think I’m jesting in this letter, but I am truly mortified that you are affected by our inabilities as parents.
I’m very tired and I’m very sorry,
P.S. Earplugs are on us, if you think they will help.