So I live in an apartment complex, so my downstiars neighbor is literally right below my apartment. My kids are 1, 2, and 3. So they love to run and jump around all day long. I cannot let my kids outside to play because this neighbor lets her big doberman poopie all over the yard and does not clean it up, and she leaves the big 80 pound dog tied outside and leaves it unattended. This neighbor pounds on her ceiling so hard that it shakes my floors, every single time my kids play when she's home. And of course my kids go from playing and laughing so hard they are faling over, to being a shaking curled up ball on the floor screaming because it scares them. My husband has tried the "Your getting on my nerves" Pounding back method, that was let's just say epic fail. She has came to my door screaming at my husband at 10 o'clock the one morning because the kids were playing. He gave it back to her and came back inside. I took my kids outside the one day because my 2 and 3 year old wanted to help me check the mail, so i figured that worked great becauase my 1 year old was napping so I didn't have to take 3 kids to the mailbox, the mailbox is right across the driveway so it takes less than 3 minutes to get there and back. This neighbor also has flowers and other plants planted around her apartment so my girls love to go over and look at them. My two year old daughter asked me if she could see them and i said yeah we can go see them quick, The dog was tied out but I figured I was right there with my kids so it wasn't a big deal. Well I was wrong, The dog got excited and started jumping toward my 3 year old to play with her. And of course an 80 pound dog trying to play with a little 35 pound child my 3 year old daughter got scared and started crying, So I was going over to her to pick her up, she was only like 2 feet away from me, I had to chase my 2 year old daughter because she was running right for a pile of doggie crap. This neighbor came outside and started just a screaming at me because my kids were near her dog. I shouldn't have done this but I coudln't help it. I started laughing at her. Because she is so ridiculous. Your going to scream at me because my kids play? Your going to scream at me because your dog is playful? So I hate to punish my kids and I feel kind of guilty because I feel like I am punishing them but I don't let them help me get the mail anymore, They don't go see her flowers anymore, and they are NOT to go see her dog under any circumstance. My kids love the dog, they love getting the mail with me and they love seeing the flowers. I don't scream and yell in front of my kids, or at all. That was uncalled for. Now if my children were not outside with me when she did that, she would have definately seen that I'm not so nicey nice all the time. I have contacted my landlord about her screaming at us for the kids playing, I have contacted him about her pounding everytime they move, he won't do crap about it, he doesn't really care.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with this psycho? She is crazy!