In case you haven't "met" her yet, nosy neighbor lady (NNL) is a 50's ish single woman who lives in the apartment directly next to mine. I am very lucky to have such an attentive neighbor. No really. I mean, wouldn't YOU want somebody to come knock knock knocking on your door whenever the baby cried, or she thought the baby was crying?
Aren't you jealous that I have a nosy neighbor who lets me know that "she gets worried whenever she hears the baby crying" and that "she really cries a lot, doesn't she?"
Yeah. Don't hate. I'm moving soon and this apartment can be all yours. Maybe you can forge a close relationship w/ NNL and she can be a nosy grandmother of sorts to your kids.
Not sold on the point yet? She is a GREAT motivator to clean!
Whenever she comes knocking at your door to see if "everything is ok in there", you will have the fear of god put into you that she is going to call child services on you, and god forbid they come to an apartment with dirty dishes in the sink or laundry on the floor.
I have considered telling her to mind her own goddamn business a few times. I HAVE told her that babies do in fact cry, especially when they are teething. But now, this childless woman knows better than me, and has determined that I am an unfit mother.
Also, my bf is an unfit father. She knows this because we have tattoos. Cuz obviously tattoos = bad parenting.
Never mind the fact that I nanny for a living.
So, NNL, if I had a direct line to the man upstairs, I would certainly ask him to smite you (or whatever the term is that you crazy kids are using these days) with a bolt of lightening, cuz she certainly deserves every last ohm of electricity.