Feb 13, 2013

Stop Crying


      I already complained about the joy of living in an apartment building here, but I stumbled upon the more or less same problem at my boyfriend's place as well. He shares his bedroom wall with a young family of three: a papa human, a mama human and a precious little bundle of joy. Of course you know where this story is going ...
      Just a few nights ago, the bundle of poop decided to start crying at 6 a.m. and woke me up. The fact that I had to be awake with the two proud parents didn't bother me as much as the fact that my boyfriend was sleeping like a baby next to me as the baby in the next room should have slept. There I was wide awake staring at the dark thinking: "What would the police say if I called in and said that I want to complain about a crying baby ..." Of course I wasn't planning on calling, a baby was crying, for Peet's sake, that's what babies do. But I was just wondering why is it ok to call the police when a teenager throws a party when he or she's home alone - that's what teenagers do. Or why is it ok to call the cops when a dog barks in the middle of the night for an hour - that's what dogs do. Or why is it ok to call the cops when a drunk person falls down the stairs and wakes everyone in the building up - that's what I do (did I just say I?). And please, don't tell me that kids just can't help themselves whereas others can. The level of crying CAN be cut down to a minimum, I should know.
      I think that before my father decided to have children, he went to Greece, Sparta to be exact, to test his child raising methods and he actually showed those people how it's done. They might call it the Spartan upbringing these days, but I'm sure that my father just wanted to be humble and renounced the title.
      When I was 4, I got sick and he had to take me to a hospital. He said: "If they have to draw your blood, I don't want to hear a sound. Understood?" I had no idea what "to draw blood" entailed but even if I had known, I still would've had to nod. Who knew that meant sticking a needle in my frigging arm. So we got to the hospital and before I knew it, a nurse took off my coat, sat me down, rolled up my sleeve and said: "We'll have to draw your blood." Great. No sound, got it.
      She started poking my tiny arm and couldn't find a vain. She stabbed me 3 times before she tried my other arm and took a catheter and tied it around my feeble 4-year-old bicep. When she stabbed me with the damn thing for the 5th time, she said:
      "You're such a good girl. Other kids always cry."
      "I'm not allowed to cry."
      She looked at me in sheer shock: "You know, if it hurts, you can cry."
      I looked at my father towering over her and thought: "You bitch iz crazy." I decided that she was wrong and didn't make a sound.
      There are two morals to this story. First: You can, in fact, prevent children from excessive crying (so, please, do). And second: If you don't allow kids to be afraid of needles, they might grow up and tattoo and pierce the hell out of their body.

Peet



      Hope to see you back this Friday and again next Monday and Wednesday. Follow via Twitter if you like. If you don't, I won't cry but not because I wouldn't want to. :)




44 comments:

  1. love the outfit, and love that story so funny love your writing style dear
    xx ish
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    1. Thanks for your comment, dear! You look so badass here, love the beanie! www.moiminnie.blogspot.com x

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  2. Oh no, crying children are my worst nightmare. Sometimes at work a kid will be crying all the way around the supermarket. Smack it please.

    You are looking as cool as ever, Peet!

    Corinne x
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  3. Haha I love the way you tell stories, such a cool style in writing really! :)
    And the outfit is pretty cool, love the flashing green!

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  4. Your style is so amazing, I've been looking for a leather gilet for a while! Aww the apartment situation sounds terrible :(

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  5. Love this sweater and your story is hilarious!

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  6. loe your jeans!
    muah*
    mariana

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  7. Nice post doll!*
    Love how you edited the pics!*

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  8. Uhhhh the Jeans! Love it!!!!
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  9. Great vest! And I prefer the piercing and tattoos ;)

    xo Ashley
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  11. Great look ! :)

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  12. Love your blog!! Happy Valentines day :)

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  13. strong girl;)

    love the colour of the sweater!

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  14. yes!! great shoes i really love this type !!!
    great
    Milca
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  15. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Gorgeous outfit! Totally love it!

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  16. bahahah well being the mother of an 18 month old cray cray baby boy I know that excessive crying will make you want to rip all of your hair out and also I know that this outfit is fantastic!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  17. Love your beanie and makeup!

    And that story reminds me of when my family got into a car accident. I was sobbing in the back seat while we waited for the rescue team, and my dad turned around and told me "Stop crying!" and I immediately did. One of the policemen thought I was such a good girl, he gave me a stuffed animal. :)

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  18. owow. you're looking just wonderful!
    Wish i could pull off a look like that!

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  19. Touching story and one hell of an outfit! LOVE your cool style:)

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  20. So nice pic and I like that vest. Have a great day.

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  21. I really love your look! You really own it!


    Black and Vanilla
    xx

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  22. you look amazing!
    wish you a loving romantic Valentine's!

    kisses

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  23. I love the green and your blog's name!

    Xx
    Esther

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  24. Hiya, I defo understand your story. I'm not a mother, when I was younger I "hated" my mother because of the way that I was raised I always felt like an outcast but nowadays it makes total sense. The drama that these kids can get away with it's amazing.
    Just today I'm babysitting a cousin of mine, his 4, he behaved perfectly all day long, as sons as his grandmother comes home the drama begins for every little things, and then she tells "oh he is very sensitive right now, he should be listening to 2 people at the same time telling him that his doing something wrong, he gets stressed". I'm like EXCUUUUSSEEEE ME? whateva... excuses....
    xoxo
    K.
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  25. The leather vest looks kick-ass!! Green sweater looks great on you. You should wear that color more often. Love the outfit and the writing!!! :)

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  26. love your vest and beanie! thanks for visiting my blog honey!!

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  27. Haha, love the second moral of your story.
    I love your vest and your beanie!
    Thank you so much for your nice comment, you're so sweet :)

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  28. Beautofully said and outfit is awesome!!! Great pictures!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
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  29. I can totally relate to you. I have awful neighbors too. No not kids adults. They play the guitar at 3 am or the piano. See adults can be awful too. You are really brave. I still feel like crying when someone wants to draw my blood :)
    xx

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  30. i love your style !!

    would you like to follow each other?

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  31. Hello Peet ,

    owhhhh shut up! i really likeeee <100x> your jeans ! very nice on you,
    have a great weekend =)

    love,Yati from Malaysia

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  32. love your jeans :) great look:)

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  33. Hey :) thank you so much for your lovely comment!!! Very cool style! You rock, girl ;)

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  34. I adore that POP of green and the contrasting bright ruby lippie!
    ♥ laura
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  36. I can spot one tattoo on your right arm (I think!) Hahahaha! I really want to get a tattoo but my Sparta of a mom tells me she will skin off whichever part of the skin that I am thinking of inking it so, no tattoos till now T_T Your dad's scary ;_; But he made you who you are today: Which is tough and cool >D I really really enjoy reading your posts lol! Gonna runsack through your blog >D>D>D

    mish
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