Mommy Needs To Vent
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The Possessed Monitor
Everytime I turn my monitor on I hear strange people talking. It is so weird. The other end of the monitor is in my son's room and I NEED to hear him. It is frankly getting on my last nerve.
At first it was REALLY SCARY. Then it got PRETTY FUNNY. Now it is really ANNOYING!
Yes. The first time I heard the strange monkey noises....and the little boy whispering...I was pretty mad at my older son for being in the babies room. Then I realized that he wasn't. Then I realized that the monitor in there wasn't even on! I called my husband right away FREAKIN out. For two days I swore the monitor was possessed. Everyone has finally convinced me that I am probably picking up someone else's reception. I have no clue how far these things can reach, but there are no families with kids on either side of us.
Anyway, after the convincing ,we started eavesdropping. YES. Eavespdropping. Ok. I am still young and need a little fun in my life. Nobody asked for their little conversations to go into MY monitor. Some of the things we heard were horrifying. A mother cursing out her child....and then sometimes, words in a different language. I really hate when I hear someone yelling "Mommy" and its not my kids.
Well now it is soooo irritating. The thrill and fun of it is over and I want to hear MY baby crying at night, or babbling in the morning, or anything else he does while I am in my room. Even when his is ON, I still hear these voices. Imagine sleeping at night hearing strange voices. It can kinda drive ya nuts!
Has anyone else ever had this issue with their monitors? The monitor we have is one that has the noise sensitivity so it lights up on different levels depending on the loudness of the noise. THat makes it scary too.LOL If so what did you do about it? We have tried to move it. I don't want to go knocking on people's doors trying to find out.
Also, what you said about hating hearing "Mommy" and it not being your kids? That made me smile a bit, only because when my son started playing baseball, every time a player would call "Mom!" from the dugout, 15 moms would look over to see if it was their kid. When the kids got older, they actually started calling for their moms by first name. It was the only way they were guaranteed the right one. :)
I hope your monitor issues are solved soon!
I've heard of something like that with garage door openers opening the wrong person's door. Is there some way to toggle the frequency or something? (speaking as someone who has never seen one in person)
I have heard of this happening before but not to this extent. We live out in the country, in the middle of no-where so we've never had this problem.
Are you able to change the frequency on your monitor? If so, try that.
Anyway, I suggest buying a new monitor, or be prepared to hear more than you payed for!
Sorry, I cannot really give you an advice for this one other than to throw it away and buy a new one! We all need peace of mind. And no monitor should stop us from having it! :-)