Joanna - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
I was wondering what everyone considers normal waking hours versus quiet hours. Like if you lived in an apartment/condo, what hours would it be acceptable for neighbors to start vacuuming/hanging pictures, or if you live in a house, for your neighbor to start mowing their yard in the morning? And what are the hours you think should be seen as quiet hours, meaning neighbors to turn down music and take a party inside and quiet down, etc?
This topic came to mind as I was awoken at 7:30 am this morning by my communities' landscapers (we are an association so we have landscapers to do the yards, which is every Thursday) chopping down bushes right outside my window. To some maybe that's a normal time, but my 2 year old sleeps from (used to be 10:30 but luckily she started going to bed earlier) 9:30 at night to 8:30, sometimes 9:30 in the morning, which means I sleep til about 8:30 every morning and hate being woken up earlier.
So, what do you consider hours that it's respectful to be quiet to those around you?