Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Could you please turn that down?

Sharing an apartment with a 4 month old is bound to be a noisy venture. Townes can crank his cry up to pretty serious levels. However our main problems with noise are coming from outside our home. As always, we have two trams running back and forth all day competing with cars, motorcycles, and vespas for a constant buzz of traffic. Our neighbors brought home baby #2 a few months ago and it took me awhile to distinguish the cries in the middle of the night. Ben still fools me on occasion when he really gets going. But it's Ben's 3 year old brother that at times makes me want to curse in German. Little Eric likes to use the hallway as his front yard, inevitably during nap time. And let's not forget the neighbor downstairs who practices piano for a couple of hours a day. Yet all of the noises have been drowned out completely by the construction that has begun last week and is scheduled to finish in January 2010. The building that touches ours is expanding, a project that apparently requires that the work day begin at 7am. Here's a photo taken from our porch last week immediately after Townes woke from his nap:


So what's a mom to do when all these noises are joining together?

That should help.

10 comments:

Christine said...

you are a funny one!! and that is one cute kid in those overalls.

zach said...

gotta love the city life, ey?!

christian and amanda said...

white noise does wonders...i run the wash machine, dishwasher and a fan during naptime. i've even ben known to play some new age piano music for silas...naptime is sacred! sorry, not everyone respects that.

bef said...

Love it Kace. I just can't believe that little guy's yours. He gets cuter every post.

Tirzah said...

Happy moms day sweet Kacey.

Anonymous said...

Lots of space up here (103'000 km2 shared by the population size of downtown Zurich ~350'000 ! This compared to Swissland who has just 41'000 km2 to share with 7'500'000 people!) so noise distribution = very good, many very quiet places can be found here, even areas where you can't hear anything no bird no bumblebee just nothing - does that sound dreamland to you - well you guys know, you are welcome anytime! Lots of love from 'high above' Barbara and big cuddle for Townes!

Uncle Coy said...

They ruined my view forever. My memory of smoking a cuban and drinking whiskey will never be the same.

Rachiley said...

what's currently on townes playlist?

lindlsy said...

so cute!!
you are so funny

i miss him!!!

lindley said...

is your mom there?


bet you are having fun together.
so glad she got to go