I Hate New Year’s Eve

I feel like I should write something for New Year’s Eve because everyone is all over Facebook and stuff being all, “Grateful for family and friends! I hope 2013 is awesome for everyone!” and I’m like, “That is nice and all, but I just really need this night to be over so everyone can just chill the fuck out and stop being loud and obnoxious.”

See, I’m in New York, which is maybe the dumbest place to spend New Year’s Eve if you hate people and hate noise because you have to accept that people are going to be loud and you’re the asshole if you call the front desk over and over to complain about noise on the biggest party night of the year. Even I get that.

Alex is at a concert and I am tapping my foot impatiently waiting for the movie my kids are watching on TV to be over so I can make them go to bed and I can put on headphones and a movie and block out all the noise of younger, more fun people.

I figure that I’ll at least have a few hours of quiet when everyone is out partying, right?

New York is nice and all, but I don’t know how people live here. I would be the biggest ball of stress you ever saw. We’ve had a really fun vacation, but I am rapidly losing my ability to cope. I can’t wait to be back in my house, where I control who shares walls with me and the most obnoxious thing I have to contend with is Alex’s continued insistence on breathing when he sleeps.

Have a wonderful New Year! I am very grateful for all of my friends and family and I hope that 2013 is the best year yet for all of you.

But, fuck, let’s just get this night over with, okay?

19 thoughts on “I Hate New Year’s Eve

  1. Being on holiday is hard work. I am grateful to be home now after 10 days of motels and serviced apartments and naturally exuberant kids who are not used to (a) being in a time-zone 3 hours behind our home and (b) sharing walls with neighbours who might not appreciate being woken up at 4am. New Year’s Eve is well over here now – it’s 3pm on 1 January. Much love to you and yours… and Happy New Year!

    • It really is hard work to vacation. Thank God school starts again tomorrow. Happy New Year to you!

  2. I would have to agree. I’m not all that big on the night, either. Especially with my son, who is 16yo w/Bipolar & Asperger’s, as he builds himself up with excitement for over a month, only to then crash, every year, when he realizes just how boring it actually can get. I am just as ready to get back to school, routine, “normal.”

    So, I do wish you an awesome 2013 ….. and some peace & quiet in the midst of tonight’s chaos!! :)

    • I hope your guy made it through the night okay. I am also really looking forward to routine and school. So much! Happy 2013 to you too!

  3. Happy New Years! I hope it will quiet down soon. My husband is from New York but hates the whole new years ball drop thing. He said he’s done it once and that’s enough! He actually hates new years eve and calls it “amateur night.” We are home having our own private party just the two of us in our jammies with our kitties and my aspie son who’s home from college and just woke up a couple of hours ago.

    • Amateur night. That’s really funny. I can’t imagine anything worse than Times Square on NYE. Seriously. Nightmare.

  4. May the children remain asleep once you get them to bed. Unlike mine, who seem to think tonight is for hard partying, clothing-optional.

    • Oooh, that’s a bummer. Sam had a hard time getting to sleep, but at least they all stayed sleeping. Happy New Year!

  5. I know exactly how you feel about the loud party on NYE. When the fireworks start here, I always have to tell myself it’s NYE. It’s one night. It doesn’t help that my kids are not interested yet in staying up so they are in bed and I’m more worried about the noise waking them up. So far it hasn’t.

    Although this morning, some one near-ish me set off a bunch of fireworks at 6:30am. I was already up but I had to laugh. I wondered if the neighbor fell asleep and didn’t get to set off the fireworks at midnight. Or if it was in retaliation for late night noise. Because I have certainly had that thought.

    Anyway, hope the last part of your NY trip is fun and you have a great 2013.

  6. I’m with you. My ex had the kids last night and I baked chocolate cake and went to bed at 10:30. Alone. It was awesome!

  7. I actually forgot it was new years until I heard some fireworks or something off in the distance. Doggone Alex insisting on breathing while he sleeps! Men!

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  9. I’m with you! New York would be unimaginably stressful anyway, NYE must be insane. The fireworks around my smallish UK town are bad enough…

    Have managed quiet nights in with boardgames in recent years, although as I am still the on the uphill to 30 it is a struggle to convince my peers that it’s fine. Really. It’s fine.

    Wishing you all a peaceful one this year!

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