Jan 9, 2013

Why We Need Birth Control




      I live in an apartment building in a lovely close-knit community. Well, the first part of this sentence is true. And the fact that we live close. Because it's an apartment building. We have no choice. The closeness doesn't necessarily bother me, but for the past 3 days it has.
      My bedroom is right next to our front door and across the hall there lives a sweet young family. They've moved in recently. Or should I say, a couple's moved in recently and then those two multiplied like crazy over night and now they have baby number one, number two and number three. Good for them for all of the sex they had had, but nobody asked me, what I think about it. Yes, I feel I should be a part of their baby making decision because the walls are paper-thin and although there are two doors separating our worlds - it still sounds as if we're living together. I don't mind when people hump their brains out and do it regularly but I'd prefer if they'd use something to prevent that one little overachieving sperm to reach the waiting egg. I'm a strong believer in birth control and will remain one since life is such an amazing advocate of childless existence. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees.
      If I seem cranky, I have a reason: For the last 3 days I've been woken up at 6:30 a.m., which is inhumane for me - I work at home and I definitely don't need to get up with the chickens and much less before them. Why was I woken? Because baby number one didn't want to give his toy to baby number two and therefore baby number two screamed her little heart, lungs, spleen and other internal organs out. Not wept. Not cried. SCREAMED. One of the babies screamed in the middle of the hall 3 days in a row. And their mother forgot something back in the apartment 3 days in a row. And left them screaming in the hall to get it 3 days in a row. The first time she forgot her cell phone, the second time she lost her keys and the third time I lost my patience, which I'd been losing for the previous two days. I got up, almost stepped on my fart-machine, and looked through the peephole. I saw two babies sitting side by side in a double stroller and baby number two was mercilessly hitting baby number one over his head with a Barbie doll. Their mother was going through her pockets and billion pockets on the stroller like a maniac looking for God knows what. And all three of them were screaming. At each other, at the universe, at themselves. I stood there and thought: "These three don't need me intervening ..." and went back to bed.
      It's funny, how people describe children as rambunctious, free-spirited and vivacious. That's just being politically correct when you actually want to say feral, undisciplined and completely bonkers.


I'm wearing:
Cardigan: H&M
Belt: Bershka
Necklace: H&M
Leggings: eBay
Wedges: eBay

42 comments:

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  2. You have such a unique and interesting style, so great!

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  3. thanks for your comment! your hair is awesome!
    xx

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  4. love love love your leggings :D thanks for stopping by my blog, if u want we could follow each other! it would be a pleasure for me :)

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  5. Oh goodness, that sounds terrible. I hope you get some peace and quiet soon! Love the boots though :)

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  6. Great outfit, love the red of your lipstick!
    Saadiya x

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  7. First of all, I have to say that I love the way you write, I laugh so much reading about the babies!!
    And I really love your style, those leggins are perfection!
    I´m following you, would love if you visit my blog :)
    xx

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  8. Haha you should be thankful you didn't had to hear how those babies where made, with those thin walls lol!
    And I love your cardigan, the drapage is so beautiful :)

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  9. Oh no! I used to have really noisy neighbours too, unfortunately for me the only way I could have some peace and quiet was to move out.

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  10. Those leggings are INCREDIBLE!!! (:
    Agh, noisy neighbors suck... My neighbors sometimes party til the wee hours of the morning when I'm over here trying to sleep. >__<

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  11. I completely sympathise! We just moved into a place with paper thin walls for months ago and every day I was woken up by a the child who lived above us, screaming like he was being killed! Luckily the family has since moved :) Love your tights!
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. i just love your style !!
    maybe you would like to follow each other?!
    xoxo

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  13. omg! This is an amazing look!!! You look very cool and stylish, girl! I love everything about this outfit <3

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  14. I'm in love with your wedges, I need them!!!

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  15. ooh, that's terrible;( i don't know what you should do with this situation:(

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  16. thanks for visiting my blog :)
    oh i know what you mean. i also dislike babies who cries/screams like crazy. their parents might think they're the cutest, but def not me. babies like that are annoying to the core!
    hopefully the condition in your building will be sorted soon...
    i love your boots xx

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  17. love the look and your hair. :)

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  18. Yikes...getting woken up by a screaming child or 2 sounds AWFUL! Love your wedge boots!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Lovely post my dear!


    Kisses from Bucharest,

    Silvia

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  20. I just fall in love with your shoes! very good choice!

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  21. Love the shoes and the leggings!! So cool! Sandra from 5inchandup.blogspot.com has the same wedges!:)
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    1. Yeah, I think she has the actual Acne Admire boots, I have the eBay knockoffs - much more wallet friendly.:)

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  22. Ha ha oh you poor lady!! I hope they settle down. Or move. Or at least stop multiplying.
    You look great by the way!

    xo

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  23. Oh darn, I feel for you. I dunno what it is with people never saying the truth about kids. I could not live like this ^^
    Anyway, very nice look, love it :=
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  24. love the outfit looking great! love the lipstick too. what is it? I hear you with that kids thing no fun. hope it all works out soon! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. It's Nivea Beaute, Berry Charms 63. The only lipstick brand that doesn't dry my lips...
      And so far so good - I've had a few peaceful mornigs.:)

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  25. Thank you for coming by my page and your lovely comment :) Love your outfit on here!

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  26. Haha, this made me laugh! I live in an apartment but luckily the walls are thick and there's no babies in the building. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following now :)

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  27. following you on Gfc and bloglovin!!
    kisses

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  28. Ughhh I CAN RELATE!! Our next door neighbors seem to have acquired a baby out of nowhere (there is no way she was pregnant, and they seem way too young to adopt, but what do I know) and their studio, of course, shares a wall with our bedroom. Every single morning bright and early we wake up to the mom singing "E I E I OOOO" to the baby, or we wake up in the middle of the night to the baby crying, or we're bothered reading in the bedroom but the sounds of a baby wailing all day. Do they ever stop??? lol, I am just as cranky about it as you!

    ~Kristen

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  29. Well, babies will be babies and sometimes they scream louder when you try to placate them. Perhaps, earplugs will do you some good. I invested in one i.e until my brother came. :D and I began to understand how exactly the whole scene plays out. Love your leggings it's perfect.

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  30. love your style =) leggings and those boots are wicked =)

    babies are babies, emm... you might want to plug an earplugs to keep it silent =)

    love,
    yati

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  31. Oh no, I feel for you! Thank god I live in a house.

    P.S. Love the leggings!

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  32. wow i need these leggings. so amazing! great outfit.

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  33. Lolol, peeping tom! Just kidding. So you still stayed indoors when they are screaming their organs out? But I guess it's only unfair if you have to get out of your own comfort zone every time those kids screams. I like babies cause they look like angels but the moment they start crying, I need zat grumpy cat to sit on them orz

    I really like this outfit of yours! And that hair colour! SO pretty!!!

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  34. I empathize with you about the lack of sleep due to other peoples' noise. I need a lot of sleep and don't get it. My attempted solution is wearing earplugs to bed but then I sometimes have to deal with skin and inner-ear conditions. The use of condoms could have prevented that need for sound-proofing. I guess parents overlook it if the noisemakers are their own rug-rats and knee-biters. Best of luck getting some sleep. Say hi to Mr. Fartz for me :)

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  35. hahahah tile baby number 1/2/3 so najjači: D!

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