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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jnsdrf jnsdrf

Oh and another thing. I totally agree with the phone comment! I swear my kids have sonar for it! They can be good playing upstairs but the second I get on the phone they suddenly need this or that or just wanna play! Oh and my daughters new thing is when she doesn't wanna go to bed, she comes downstairs saying she needs to tell me something so when I say "what"? She says "I Love you"!!! Granted it's cute and I love hearing them tell me they love me but it drives me crazy when they do it just to stall going to bed!!! LOL

Jenniy Jenniy

My 7yro has a habit about every other day of wanting a hug every.five.minutes. all day. After a bit I'll tell him that I love but I have a bubble, he told me to get a smaller bubble... smart mouthed kid. Lol

nonmember avatar Darcy

"Guess What?" about EVERYTHING! Mommy, guess what? mommy, guess what? and the blank stare when my 6 year old does something she's not supposed to do and I ask her why she did it. OH and she takes FOREVER to do anything-eat, get dressed, brush her teeth, do homework. we have to time my daughter now because otherwise she won't finish anything.
My son is incapable of doing anything without getting distracted by something. I have to tell him 10 times to make his lunch at night.

nonmember avatar Anti-PC

Are you kidding me? These are ALL normal parts of raising a child!!! If this pointless stuff annoys you, stop having kids!!!

nonmember avatar Chris

Several of these fall under most annoying brat habits or most annoying habits of undisciplined children. Those would do much more than "annoy" me.

momma... mommatb2527

my 3 year old is in this bossy stage and yelling at us.. have no idea where it came from but im going crazy with it!

Pbsb0511 Pbsb0511

My 7 year old no matter what I ask him to do he finds away to argue with me or act like he didn't hear me and no matter what he has to be talking or making some kind of noise it's like he thinks if he is quite we will forget he exist ahhhh drives me crazy but I love him

nonmember avatar amy

yes Melissa,I thought the same thing!

Mary Jane Daniel

The fact that my son says "But why?" even after I've already answered "No" to his questions. But why? But why? But why? I already told you why! But why???????

roris... rorismommy1020

I can't stand the fact that you are really making a list of things you hate about your children. All kids go through phases, but take a minute to stop and realize that before you know it, your babies will be all grown up and out on their own. Your child may not be here tomorrow, need I remind anyone of the New Town Tragedy?!?! Children don't keep, so stop whining about all the things you can't stand, and start making memories you'll never forget. 

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