The Top 25 Ways Kids Drive Their Mothers Nuts

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My kids have been a tad on my nerves lately. By a tad, I mean OMG, I HAVE THE MOST ANNOYING CHILDREN ON EARTH, HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN???

To make myself feel better, or at least recognize that I'm in good company, I asked my Facebook friends to share their child's most annoying habit. And it turns out, all kids are just really freaking annoying. Here are the top 25 ways they drive us nuts ...

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1. The questions. All the goddamn questions. So many ... endless strings of inane ridiculousness. - Leah

2. Always having to poop the exact moment I have sat down to a hot meal. - Jill 

3. Drinking her own bath water. DISGUSTING. - Heather

4. Climbing all over me all the time like I'm some kind of jungle gym. - Alison

5. "I know, Mom." Well, if you know why, oh why are we having this conversation for the 7,234,284,784th time? - Sarah

6. Not going to sleep when I put him to bed. He needs a drink, food, another stuffed animal, to go potty, more hugs, more kisses, to tell all of his toys goodnight, script a piece of legislation, fly to the moon, visit Argentina ... it's a never-ending list of things that he has to do. Bedtime goes from a 30-minute routine to a 3-hour begging session! - Amanda 

7. Right now we play 20 questions ... but it's the SAME question 20 times in a row. - Telena

8. Roaring like a bloody dinosaur. At anything and everyone. It does my head in. - Briony

9. Speaking in Whineessee! - Jennifer

10. Eating boogers. Examining boogers. Thinking boogers are food. - Teri

11. Climbing onto my lap while I'm eating, at the computer, breastfeeding, writing. - Dani

12. Whistling. For the love of all that's holy, the incessant, unmelodious whistling. - Dawn

13. Wiping nose/mouth/hands on shirt when the napkin is on the table right next to him. - Megan

14. "Reminding" me of things a MILLION times. - Angel

15. "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. MAMA. Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mom!" - Jody

16. She cannot bear even the shortest period of time in silence. She never. Stops. Talking. She even talks in her sleep. - Lenamae  

17. Walking past their dad to ask me to do something for them. - Louise

18. Repetitive, high-pitched animal noises in the car. - Susan

19. Never. Shutting. Up. - Kelly

20. 4,268 texts this month. Nuff said. - Jody

21. Chewing large chunks out of his wooden crib. If I had known he was going to eat it, I would have just put him in a dog crate. - Julie

22. My 5-year-old is LOUD. I mean zero voice modulation! I'm like, "Child, I am 18 inches away from you. Why are you shouting??" PS - I have had his ears tested more than once. - Amber

23. Looking at me like I hurt his feelings and pissed him off when I ask him to do a simple chore. - Susan

24. Asking me a question, but not listening to the answer. - Jessica

25. He likes to bang the back of his head into my cervix, then use it as a pillow. (We're still pregnant.) - Andrea

Amazingly, despite all of these, we still love them to death. Which is a really, really good thing ... because otherwise? None of us would survive this gig called motherhood.

 

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dixie... dixiechick2

Constant fighting & arguing over anything ,tattling, complaining "I'm bored " and when told to go outside to play, running in and out every few minutes to get a drink or use the bathroom!

keelh... keelhaulrose

The vacant stare when asked to clean something up. The inability to sit freaking still when sitting down for a meal but standing in the same place during playtime. The bathroom. Oh, dear mercy, the bathroom. And the inability to wait until she's in the bathroom to start undressing, then coming out bare-assed after obviously not wiping, flushing, or washing hands. And the ability to be totally disinterested in an object until their sibling is interested in it.


And I'll second the talking thing. I can't stand the talking sometimes, especially when it's the same question repeated ad nauseum without pause to allow for an answer.

Cassy Loewen

The repitition. Of the same thing. Over and over again. If we dont answer, he will repeat it. Anything. From what a show just said, to what he just did, to what he just built. He must have an answer on that we heard him. Or he wont stop. 

Emily Zeb

@dixiechick2 not trying to start anything and my child isnt old enough to tattle yet, but as annoying as tattling is dont discourage them when they do it or they may not tell you when someone is seriously hurting them.

Tessina Freeze-Ray

OMG  I am soooo glad I saw this posting, I thought for sure my 5yr old son (who is my 3rd child) was the ONLY one who did some of these things, like the constant chatter I mean I am convinced he just loves the sound of his own voice!  And NOT asking anyone else to do something for him!  But I have another one for the list...Insisting on telling you he has a boo boo and screaming like a banshee if you try to even look at it!!

Tara Carpenter

my 5yo daughter has high pitched screams for everything. She screams when she is happy, sad, scared, mad........ugh, it is constant when she is around her brother whether they are playing or fighting. It's ear piercing. She also has an annoying habit of having to use the restroom in every public place we go into and describing or commenting on EVERYTHING from sights, sounds, and smells!! God forbid there is someone passing gas or stinking it up in the restroom, she will announce it to the world!

OneAl... OneAllergicMama

You can teach your child the difference between "tattling" (Mom he is breathing on me) and "911 tattling" (Mom, that guy in the bathroom touched me in my privates).  Had I only known this with my older one before he went to school, life would have been so much better. 


I have three kids A&B get along, as well as A&C or B&C - put ABC in the backseat and I want to drive the car off the stinking cliff already.

Lita O'Cuillain

My Mom drives me crazy more than my kids

Young... YoungHold

OMG, I so needed a laugh this morning.  Bless Jody for typing out #15. 

mom2_... mom2_4babes

@Emily Zeb you need to teach them the difference of tattling and "hey this is serious". I have 4 ages 6-12 and in school they are taught not to tattle.


#'s 2 and 17! Yes, your Dad is a parent too!! LOL!!!

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