So I love our neighborhood... it's a nice area in a quiet part of town, plus lots of cops and firefighters live here. Our home is nice, and we got a great price on it. Our neighbors are friendly, everyone waves to each other and talks in the parking lot.
We live in a townhouse, and normally we wave hi to our next door neighbors and talk with them outside sometimes, but other than that we don't hear anything from them. Recently, they adopted three children (2 five year olds and 1 eight year old) from Columbia. We were very excited for them and know that it will be a rough transition for them going from no kids to 3 rowdy boys. However.... since they have been home it is like a pack of elephants is running through their house. I know kids can be loud (they have probably heard LO crying before) but it's ridiculous. It's woken up LO a few times. I have been holding my tongue because a) I know it must be a crazy time for them 2) I prefer not to start issues with my neighbors 3) I know I would wait until I am beyond frustrated to say anything and it would be at a point where I am not so nice about it. Today, it happened a couple of times and DH banged on the wall while they were running and it stopped. What would you do in my situation? Ignore it or continue w/ banging on the wall as necessary? Talk to them?
Also... what issues do you have with your neighbors?