A mum penned a brilliant response to a neighbour who complained about her baby crying.
In a passive aggressive note, the Singapore-based woman was told to “be more considerate” about her five-month-old’s wailing.
The message reads: “Hello, could you please close the door when baby crying during day time?
“Currently we’re working from home, please be more considerate.”
After sending the letter, the resident also went to the mum’s house to rant about the noise.
They ended up venting to the woman’s maid, which is what prompted her to write a witty note back.
In a letter shared on Facebook, the woman sarcastically responded: “For infants, they can get real irritating with their high pitch screaming or crying but that’s the way they communicate and I do not have the magic to stop her from crying or make her grow up faster so that she can communicate without crying.
“I can’t control when she wants to cry whether it’s day or night.
“But rest assured, we gave her a stern warning on the day we received your feedback.
“I’m not sure if she quite understood it, but she did look serious after hearing it and gave a pity sad look.”
After joking about giving the baby a “stern” talking to, the woman revealed why it isn’t possible to leave the door closed all the time.
She added: “We will try as much to close the door but you have to also understand that due to Singapore weather, we will need to ventilate the house in the day.
“I believe you know how hot and stuffy it can be… if I could the door for too long the baby tends to get cranky and she will cry even louder and longer.”
The mum suggested her neighbour shuts their door if they are so concerned with the noise.
She added: “We would suggest to close you door or work from home in a quiet room instead.
“Headphones may also be good to minimise the noise.”
The mum concluded the letter by asking the neighbour not to have a go at her maid – and asked her to take it up with the police if she had any more complaints.
She signed off as the “parent of the innocent child”.
When a picture of the note went viral on Facebook, many were on the mum’s side.
A commenter recommended a kinder approach from the neighbour, noting: “It’s only when you are a parent yourself that you understand babies cry uncontrollably for no reason at all…
“If you are genuinely concerned for the child’s wellbeing, it’s nice to go to your neighbour’s house and check up on them to see if they need some help. Or if you walk past them say ‘I can see you had a difficult day yesterday and I understand you’.
“The parents will be touched beyond words and try to be mindful of loud cries and close their doors to not disturb their kind neighbours.”
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