Mom and toddler self-insulating in an apartment said to “reduce noise” by a neighbor


A mother isolating herself in the coronavirus isolation passed a note in her door asking her to keep her young son quiet.

Lauren McCabe was asked to “shorten the run” because she woke up the neighbors early in the morning.

The 26-year-old woman, who suffers from asthma and a weak immune system after catching shingles, was devastated – so wrote a note on behalf of her two-year-old son Leo.

She said, “I don’t go to daycare any more or see the people I used to hang out with. My mom is not very well, she said that we should stay at home until she is better.

Lauren McCabe and son Leo

“My mom doesn’t want me to feel anxious or upset about these changes in my usual routine. So she finds ways to make me feel happy, like running in my living room, dancing in my living room, playing with my favorite toys in my living room.

“I’m sorry you find it difficult. I just want my mom to be better and things to be normal. “

Single mom Lauren, a freelance makeup artist, cried after reading the original note, which was pushed through the door of her Birmingham apartment.

He said, “We think you have a young child and it must be difficult to entertain him in an apartment.

“Can we please ask you to try to shorten the race as it is very noisy. Especially early in the morning when it wakes us up most of the time. Thank you in advance. “

The note that the neighbor pushed through Lauren’s door

Lauren’s mother Sarah Burgess said, “I didn’t see her because she’s isolated, but she called me sobbing, saying,“ Mom, how am I supposed to shut him up? “

“They should have discovered the background before sending this note. “

To try to calm the situation, Sarah and Lauren wrote Leo’s note which they put through a neighbor’s door.

Leo’s letter to his “angry” neighbors

Sarah said that Leo was a “typical toddler”, but that he was not noisy, was easily appeased. And she said the argument was the last thing the couple needed as they tried to keep their spirits up.

“At the moment, Lauren and Leo are stuck in the apartment,” she said.

“I buy all their food for them and leave it outside their door, and the only time they can go out is to sit on the lawn in front of the block.”


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