10 Annoying Kid Phrases I'd Like to Ban Forever

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None of my children were early talkers. I waited and waited and waited to hear those precious first words come out of their sweet lips, and they were just as wondrous as I'd hope they'd be. I love when young kids mispronounce words and learn to string sentences together. So stinking cute and such a joy to witness. It's all so magical.

However, there are some things I'd be happy never, ever to hear again ... things like these:

1. "I wet myself." Said inevitably the very night I have changed the sheets.

2. "It wasn't me!" preceded by a loud bang. Never a good sign.

3. "MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY!" Amazing how a word that once sounded so beautiful can become the most annoying thing ever when it's yelled seven times in a row.

4. "My tummy hurts." Either a sign of upcoming vomit or diarrhea. Two banes of my existence.

5. "Don't be mad, but ..." A pretty sure sign that I will in fact be mad.

6.  Why. Repeated with why. Followed by why. Sometimes I just don't know!

7. "My head is itchy." No. Not lice. For the love of God, not lice. Anything but lice.

8. "I have to go potty." Said on the highway, in a snow suit, or in the middle of a movie. Always.

9. "But so and so's parents let them!" Remind me why I'm supposed to care about so and so? Because I don't.

10. "I'm telling the truth!" While turning bright red and stuttering. I know you way better than that, kid. Just stop.


What about you? What's your least favorite thing to hear?


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Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Plain and simple, "Uh oh..."

Never fails to make my heart rate rise. :-)

Mooki... MookiesMom739

I absolutely despise when my daughter shrugs her shoulders and says I don't know.. about something she ABSOLUTELY knows why she did it.... sigh...............

sadyjo31 sadyjo31

My two toddlers fave right now is said when I come out of the bathroom. "Did you pee or poop?" What difference does it make!!!

nmmama09 nmmama09

I hate hearing "I KNOW!" after telling my son he needs to do something over and over and getting no response. I also hate when he comes to me and says "Mom, I'm telling the truth.." which usually means he is about to tell me he got in trouble for doing something, but it wasn't his fault! My boys also have a knack for turning the word mom into a 3 syllable word.

PonyC... PonyChaser

"Mom" (what?) "Mom" (What?) "MOM!!!" (WHAT????)  "Huh?"

for the love of... I swear, the word "mom" has just become a reflex. He doesn't even realize he's saying it!!!

Tracey Bostick

my stepson keeps saying freaking about everything i just wanna wash his mouth out. to me its a cleaner version of still saying the F word

Linda Bailey

Or when they get a little older and telling you something. . . and every second or third word is "like". "We, like, went to the show, and like there was, like, a really cute boy, and like, he looked at me, like. . . blah, blah, blah

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