"Obviously God Wasn't Living In My Neighborhood When He Talked To Moses" OR "Yeah Right!"

No one ever said following the commandments was easy and I'm having a whole lot of trouble with one of them lately.

It's my neighbors... I CAN'T STAND THEM!

Now, they are not bad people. They don't do drugs. They don't have wild parties. They are just idiots! To protect their identity, I'll call them the Havenosenses.

There are 4 of the Havenosenses; Daddy Havenosense, Mommy Havenosense, Brother Havenosense and Sister Havenosense. Daddy and Mommy are around my age, Brother is 6 and Sister is about 18 months old.

I know it's not nice to call people names and say they have no sense, so I am willing to plead my case for such nomenclature:

Exhibit A- Sunday night (please note that this a school/work night) at 9:30 PM, I heard this noise coming from the back yard. I look out to see Daddy and Brother Havenosense RIDING 4-WHEELERS! Hello!?!?! I just put my kids to bed 30 minutes ago. I have adult friends that go to bed at 8 PM. WHY in the name of all that is good and right isn't Brother Havenosense in bed? WHY on Earth would someone ride a freaking 4-wheeler at night, on a weeknight when people have to work and go to school the next day????

I also know for a fact that it was, indeed, Brother Havenosense riding and not Mommy Havenosense due to the height of the headlights. Brother Havenosense has his own little mini 4-wheeler.

Exhibit B- Yesterday, Mommy Havenosense came out at 8:30 PM and started mowing. How much daylight can you possibly have left at that hour? Matthew was outside and asked why anyone would BEGIN mowing their yard at 8:30 PM. Its pretty bad when a 9 year-old knows better than an adult.

Now its not like Daddy and Mommy had just arrived home after a long day of working or taking their kids somewhere. They had been home since at least 11:30 AM when Brother Havenosense got off the bus.

Mommy Havenosense proceeded to mow the front yard and one strip around the back yard. She finished today and while she mowed, Brother Havenosense rode his 4-wheeler around the whole yard.

Exhibit C- At 12:30 PM today, Brother Havenosense began riding his 4-wheeler around their yard. Steven and the kids I babysit were outside and so was I. We watched as Brother rode back and forth around the house and yard with NO ADULT SUPERVISION! He's SIX!!! At the very least someone should have been sitting on the deck if not standing in the yard. If he'd had an accident, someone would have had to go over and knock on the door to tell the parents.

There are many, many, many other things the Havenosenses have done that make your jaw drop and your head shake (and sometimes make you or eye twitch, too). I'm sure I'll be updating you on them more since the weather is nicer and they have come out of hibernation.


Rebekah said...

I understand how you feel. I have a few friends in which I have questioned myself as to why they do some things they do. Now I know I am not the perfect parent, so I just try to keep that in mind when their craziness seems to boggle me. Good luck with the "havenosenses".... if nothing else, it will be good blog material

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

umm, does the Havenosense family know about you blog? As for the ten commandements,{here's my two cents} good luck at trying to keep them. It's not gonna happen. Remember they're a ministry of condemnation {2nd Cor 3}
I know.. it was meant as an intro, but I couldn't resist.

Michelle said...

jAre you sure you dont live in my neighborhood! There are quite a few families around here that fit that description. Maybe some long lost relatives?

Margaret said...

So I shoulnd't be mowing my yard late at night or riding 4 wheelers late either? Crap....

Anonymous said...

Well at least your neighbors didn't come riding the four wheeler across your yard to get to the road.Boy you should of seen there face when they seen us sitting on the front porch. He also likes to start all of his fires with gas!

Anonymous said...

At least you have neighbors! I live in the country and don't have any neighbor in sight....poor ME!!

Aunt D.