I went on a short break to the Cape with my daughter and 13 year old grandson, staying with one of her friends who has two children 13 and 9 in a small house with 3 bedrooms and a big garden. It rained a lot of the time so the kids played indoors, bouncing a football up and down the hallway, bouncing off the walls, shrieking at the top of their voices. The parents don't mind......it's better than being on the computer! Then they're outside with hose pipe, spraying all the windows and throwing the ball around. Well, I don't know about you, but I just wanted to run away to get some peace and quiet. They just didn't get it. Sitting in the back of the car with them continuing to screech I lost my hearing in one ear. Never again I thought.
Just had a conversation with my daughter as we're going to the theatre tonight with same family. The two Mums in the front of the car and me in the back with the screeching kids. I refused to go, which led to a discussion with my daughter that it's difficult to take me anywhere. I spend 24/7 alone in my home, apart from a couple of hours or so when I go out. I'm so used to peace and quiet and just can't take the noise. She and her friend talk constantly from am to pm and I wonder what I'm doing there. They just don't get it.
In all fairness my daughter does take me out, which I appreciate. She doesn't like to know I'm all alone, but my head aches just remembering the noise. What is wrong with respect these days. I'm a person too
Stepdaughter - rude and nosy
New gran - can I be involved?
Family conflict - what to do?