My Husband finaly agrees with me and we might move
July 2, 2009 12:21pm CST
I love my house, I however am not crazy about most of my neighbors and well this past weekend was the final straw for him as well. Here is what happened, my cousin is here for five weeks, she is 16 years old and wanted to earn some money, So I suggested she baby sit for some of the neighbors. Well the couple behind us asked if she could sit for them on Saturday night and that they would be home around 11 or 11:30 at the latest. She said yes, the mom calls back about an hour later and ask if she can baby sit for one other family as well six kids in all, she says yes but that both will need to pay her 10.00 an hour. no problem they agreed. My cousin gets home at 4 in the morning, they said 11, 11:30 they paid her for 10 hours six kids $100.00 I thought well the other family just did not get to pay her because well the mom, the one that lives behind me was so drunk she could not walk (she is 42 years old) so I call her up yesterday to ask her about it and low and behold they said they had paid her all they were going to pay her and that we were being unrealistic to expect that much. REALLY six kids for 10 hours where three of them did not go to sleep and they were all unruly and bad. In fact she had to call me over there three different times to help settle them down. so 100.00 for six children for 10 hours, PLEASE the other reason I want to move is this is too much house for us, it is too large, we do not need all this space and well I just am not crazy about most my neighbors, they have the party attitude and act as if they are still in college. UMM you are grown women and men and there is no reason to act as you do any longer, these people party till four or five in the morning almost every weekend and if you are not in the party group you are "odd" we go to church and they act as if since we go to church we are the odd balls. I am just tired of the college attitude, the sorority and fraternity idea that they should still be acting like this. so yea, we are going to start doing our homework and see what happens from here. what I want is a four or five bedroom house, three bath, lots of tress and maybe even a creek or stream in the back. right now we have a six bedroom house, office, keeping room, dinning room, family room, media room, play room, it is just to large of a house for us, when he worked from home we needed it, but now that he no longer works from home it is really just too big.
• United States
14 Sep 09
As for the first part, I couldn't imagine babysitting 6 kids for 10 hours and only getting 100 dollars. I mean really that is a lot of kids and a long time not to mention that they were late coming home they should pay her a little more for that matter even if it was like 2 kids or whatever. If the house is too big for you then you should get a house that is more your size. The house my parents have is a little too small for me, I wants something a little bigger when I move out. You want something that is perfect for you and your husband.
18 Jan 10
You and me both! I think I'd be just a little upset if I babysat 6 kids for 10 hours and only got 100 bucks. When I babysat as a teenager the people I babysat for would always be home on time, and if by chance they were late they would call me and let me know and then pay me extra on top of it! I would also get an apology to my face too!
• United States
2 Jul 09
AH... Sounds like you are ready to move to me! Our situation is very similar to yours... DH (& I) work from home and we have a very large house too... But I don't know that I would really want to move into a smaller house... Even though it's sometimes hard to keep up with - cleaning/maintenance - I just love to spread out! Problems with the neighbors, that would make me want to move... If you can't enjoy your own home because of the atmosphere, it's time to find someplace else! Good luck with the real estate market... It's scary to be thinking about selling/buying now... What about your DH new job?? Is he on the road and can easily move?
18 Jan 10
Hi Hun! I know Im kinda late on responding to this as this discussion is 7 months old now sorry! Hopefully either you have moved or are in the process of moving! I really hope that you get the house and neighbourhood of your dreams! We have the opposite problem with our home ... it is WAAAYYYYY too small! The cost of housing out where we are is just unbelievable though so unfortunately it looks like we will be stuck here for a while. Everyone in this neighbourhood seems to keep to themselves though, and we haven't had any major problems. Have a great day!