25 Most Annoying Kid Habits

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There is no love on Earth like a mother's love. It's unconditional and all-consuming and more powerful than anything else I know. And we love our children completely: Their hands, their faces, the way they smell, their voices, the way they look when they're sleeping ... All of them.

Well, all of them, except for a few little things. In fact, some things about our kids, we simply can't stand. Here are the top 25 things about their kids that drive my friends crazy ...

1. Telling me "one second" for EVERYTHING I tell him to do. - Nancy

2. The door slamming that will eventually break the whole damn house. - Jamie

3. Hearing the word “but”, which is always followed by all the reasons I should change my mind about something I’ve already decided. - Marie

4. Incessant whining when they don't get their way. The worst is when this escalates into a full-on public tantrum. - Erin

5. Like Mom, it's like this, like, like, like ... Holy crap she says the word like a million times a day! - Kellie

6. You know when you are on the phone and suddenly you are soooooo irresistible to your offspring??? - April

7. I wish my 5-year-old would keep his damn hands off of his sisters. He's constantly hitting, pinching, pushing, and grabbing at them. I say KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF YOUR SISTERS more than any other words. All.Day.Long. - Natalie

8. Yelling "help me" in every store we go in! One of these days someone is going to think I'm abducting him. - Amanda

9. Fighting sleep ... every nap, every night for bed. Once in a great while, she will fall asleep no problem. Then it's like a miracle and I want to have a party. - Sarah

10. He mimics a friend of his who does this spit slurping thing between sentences and it MAKES. ME. INSANE. Even more so than the whining. - Beth

11. Her 'one second!!' reply with attitude when I tell her to brush her teeth and put pajamas on. In fact, she says it every time I ask her to do something. - Megan

12. My 5-year-old always procrastinates. It takes him 20 minutes to brush his teeth. Drives me crazy. - Stefanie

13. The constant chatter. He's not usually even saying anything to anyone, it's just constant noise out of his mouth. - Summer

14. My kids fighting over everything!!! We could have three of everything and they'd still fight over one toy! - Shannon

15. My 6-year-old thinking everyone wants to see his penis ... Really??? - Carolyn

16. Like. As in, "Mommy, today, I was like, you know, going to like school, and like had to like talk to like her." Maddening. - Eryn

17. I'd love to have him quit telling me how much he hates school ... he's in freakin second grade, how can you hate school already? - Dawn

18. I would like the eliminate the words: I don't know. Period. Every question to my 13-year-old on why he did something he wasn't supposed to is "I don't know", yes, you do know. Now answer my damn question! - Patricia

19. The way they roll their eyes when you ask them to do something like clean their room. - Claire

20. When she absolutely NEEDS to sit in my lap when I am eating dinner or doing school work. - Paige

21. High-pitched toddler squealing! - Sabrina

22. Eating his damn boogers! Snot grosses me out worse than vomit yet he insists on eating it! - Jenelle

23. The new fascination with talking about bodily functions. - Mary Ellen

24. The fact that they seem to get urine everywhere BUT in the toilet. - Jill

25. The eye rolling. My 6-year-old rolls her eyes more than me or my sister did combined when we were teenagers! - Mandie

What can't you stand about your kids?


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bandg... bandgeek521

My son does the phone thing. I cannot be on the phone without him deciding he HAS to be hanging (yes, literally hanging) all over me and getting under my feet and jumping off of the walls.

1likeme 1likeme

I hate the badgering. Even when I say they are compelled to keep on asking.

a.korz a.korz

My 5 3/4 year old telling me I'm wrong all the time when he's wrong 99% of the time and I'm trying to teach him something and the never ending string of noises, words, sounds that come from him mouth from the moment he wakes up until he goes to bed. It seriously never stops. My 3 1/2 year old telling me "don't worry about it." When I catch him doing something he shouldn't be.

ggnat4 ggnat4

I'm loving my kids more and more as I'm reading this.  Apparently, I have some of the best behaved kids in the country!  lol

tatto... tattoomommy89

the lying tattletaler lmao 

my son and i live with my parents due to no income and the father being a douche, he would actually go up to the grandparents whenever he doesnt get his way and lie [mommy hit me, mommy says no, mommy did this and that] lol makes me laugh sometimes except when it's something I'm firm with him not getting. 

nonmember avatar Debbie

When you tell your child to go look for something and they say I can't find it and they haven't moved from the spot where they were standing

Drives me insane

nonmember avatar Shirah

To whoever said that their kid hates school and is in the second grade..I would look into that. My second grade would say the thing and then I found out she was getting bullied and that her teacher wasn't listening to her about anything..I mean not a thing. Anyways I talked to the principal and the issues were resolved and now daughter has a much better attitude about going to school and in general.

nonmember avatar Amanda

My Daughter makes noise all night and i get woken up about 50 times a night as a result and my son has this new thing where he repeats what i say but it a mean vouce when he doent get what he wants and then pinches me . And now he blows raspberries in my face but straight spit all over me when hes being bad makes me want to spit on him and sa see how do you like it but thats just nasty and hes 2 so he probably would like it Lol

nonmember avatar Kati

When my daughter gets mad she throws whatever is in her reachor she hits whoever shes close to. It really infuriates me sometimes

nonmember avatar Tiffany

I have a 9 year old son. All in all he is a really great kid. I'm super lucky. But he has a habit of when he gets in trouble he always blames someone else or makes up a reason why it wasn't his fault. Even if I catch him doing it red handed. I try to teach him that it's better to own up to your mistakes. But it's still a battle every time.

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