Pet Peeves

1. Constant physical contact with little ones.  24/7.  Nonstop.

2. People who complain about having a restless night when you’re so sleep deprived you can’t even talk.

3. Snotty noses.

4. People who ask “What’s wrong with him?” when he’s having a tantrum in the grocery store.  He’s two, that’s what’s wrong.

5. Potty training.

6. Church nursery workers who bring your baby back to you.  Thankfully this hasn’t happened at our own church, but it has at others!

7. People who assume your incomplete sentences are because you’re done talking, when really it’s just that you’ve forgotten how to finish a thought after years of being constantly interrupted by children.

8. Dirty dishes that haven’t been scraped.

9. People who ask “Is she talking to herself?” when she’s playing on her own.

10. People who stop you to talk at length about how busy they are, but don’t realize that you don’t have time to chat because you’re in the middle of running errands with a toddler on your hip, a phone ringing in your purse, a bag of perishable groceries in your hand, and a diva pulling on you because they have to go to the bathroom “right now!”.

What pet peeves have you discovered since having children?

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  1. Our church nursery only contacts the parent when the child will not stop crying and is upsetting the other kids. They have a system that doesn’t disturb anyone else in the service. A snotty nose is my biggest pet peeve!
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  2. Bwahahahahaha. This is hilarious, and true. The worst is runny noses. It’s not that their nose is running so much as it is that they’ll wipe their nose with ANYTHING OTHER than toilet paper or tissue.

  3. Kids are truly a handful! People without kids or haven’t raised one themselves don’t even realize how hard it is, it truly can be insanely stressful.

  4. I don’t have many pet peeves. I don’t pay too much attention to what others are doing I pay attention to my own.

  5. Omg totally agree with this whole list lol…. The whole contact thing I was just talking to my hubby about tonight! My daughter clings to me so much I feel like my arms are bruising… Wish she would go cling to her dad once in awhile lol

  6. Your whole list hits home for me. Runny noses is probably on the top of my list.

  7. Sooooo true! I HATE snotty noses on my kids but HATE even more snotty noses on other kids especially when they are near my kids since that means my kids will annoy me with their new snotty noses. Annoying right!

  8. The snotty nose (eww) and those restless nights (ugh). But I think they’re a part of having kids and I won’t mind experiencing those again. 😉
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  9. #7 cracked me up! It’s true, and now I talk so fast just to make sure I get it in or I simply just don’t talk because, what’s the point. 🙂 I’ve got a bunch of peeves:
    – Having to repeat myself 3 to 5 times with a ‘did you hear me’
    – Checking teeth and toothbrushes to make sure they actually brushed their teeth
    – Legos, I’ve cursed aloud many a night walking on those darn things.
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  10. I love constant touching of my little ones, but they are only 5 and 4, so I am guessing I will get tired of it sometime! I do NOT like snotty noses!!!

  11. Most of these sound like pet peeves I have had since my kids were little. The older they get, the more pet peeves revolve around things not getting done at home!
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  12. BAHAHAHA!! I’m not a Mom but I can say that all of the questions kids ask would drive me NUTS!! And all the mouth noises. Ugh. LOL!
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  13. Yes to all of those things, especially asking what’s wrong with the crying 2-year-old. I have a pet peeve when people compare children. Especially if one of mine hasn’t done something yet and constantly hearing how everyone else’s child has already done it lol #likalist

  14. My pet peeve is when my kids drag their feet. I hate when we are in the store and both of the kids are dragging their feet instead of walking properly.

  15. hahahaha funny experiences. I do not have kids yet but I think I will facing all and then more.

  16. What a funny post. The most annoying things for me usually involves others that don’t have kids themselves. The just end up asking the weirdest questions! Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp
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