25 Most Annoying Kid Habits

Being a Mom 66

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?


Image via Scary Mommy



To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Susan Glenn

I hate to say it but some of these things are behaviors that parents allow to happen. Granted I do deal with the arguing between my son and daughter who are 5 and 6, that is the most annoying thing I deal with. However some things..oh for sure not going to be allowed. If it is a behavior that is constant, fix it. You are the parent, not the kid. Whatever happened to us? We were not raised to behave like this!

Tabitha Dyer

I think the article is just horrible, Kids do "annoying" things, deal with it don't bash them all over the internet.. I'm a single mom of one (16th month)an I couldn't imaging saying anything negative like this about my child.. teach them right from wrong and that's, that. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

theak... theakaneko

The whining and the temper tantrums when she doesn't get her way... toddler...

theak... theakaneko

Btw, that there were repeats on the list kind of was annoying. I'm sorry, but I was expecting 25 different behaviors.

nonmember avatar amy

My 2 year old rips up every book I give her, every page, and she also has to pick off every sticker or tag she sees.

Brandi Lynne Gomolinski

her whining...about EVERYTHING...she's 3, how much can possibly go "wrong" in her life...lol

Tracy Love

We are complain because sometimes it's good to get it out.We love our children very much we just want to relate to other mothers out there. Well I don't think I would complain about my children online but I do complain to some friends and family that have children. It gets hard but we made a chose to be a parent. My kids annoy me everyday but there smiles, laughter and hearing I love you make up for it. I honestly think this story is just so you can relate and laugh at the annoying things your children do. Well geez, even my husband annoys me at times.

nonmember avatar Fawn

My 2 year old just mastered calling me mom or mommy instead of ma or dad like he used to lol. So now its "Mommy, mommy, mommy," alllll the time for no reason or "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy!" Yes? "Love you." Which is so worth it.

Kimberly Moore

My daughter clams up every time you ask her a question! It doesn't matter what it is, if she thinks she gonna be in trouble, she will just sit there silent with her hands in her mouth! Drives me bonkers! How hard is it to have a conversation with a 6y old??? My son (7y) on the other hand thinks he is the BOSS of everyone.... yes he is the man of the house but that doesn't make you daddy! He constantly fights with his sister and tries to boss everyone! He is a very bright child and its gotten to the point where I can't try and get anything by him lol! crazy living with one child who has no care in the world, and one that cares about EVERYTHING and it all has to be done his way or no way!

randamda randamda

Thankfully my kids are too young for most of these. However, ever since we brought the new baby home my almost four yr old has started fake crying when he wants so.ething or we discipline him. He will just stand there and say "wah". I can not wait for this phase to end.

41-50 of 66 comments First 34567 Last