I love my kids every moment of everyday but lately certain things they are doing are ANNOYING THE CRAP OUT OF ME! Maybe it’s because it’s summer and we are TOGETHER EVERY MOMENT OF EVERYDAY or maybe I just need a vacation or something, but there are certain little things they are doing that make me want to go hide in the car for a few hours. The key to any relationship is communication and since they don’t care if I tell them, I shall tell you so I feel better 🙂
Chewing their food FOREVER
Seriously, does anyone else’s kids do this?!?! It’s primarily done with meat, but if they are eating a “few more bites” to earn some dessert, they’ll put their meat in their mouths and chew, and chew, and chew and chew for like 20 minutes. It’s disgusting and ridiculous. I don’t even understand how they can do that for so long. Nasty.
Ok, this one will need a little explanation. You know Mario? From Super Mario Brothers? Ok, now you know his weird mushroom friend Toad? Yea, you know the one. Well my kids like to play Super Mario and Mario Kart on the Wii and they like Toad so much they have decided that Toad lives on their index fingers. Yes, a mini, invisible and incredibly annoying Toad is always living on their finger. So they run around with their fingers in the air and play TOAD while talking in this high pitched voice. It doesn’t really sound annoying, at first, but try dealing with “Toad” every.single.day. Never in my life, would I have thought that I would have to preface an event by reminding them that Toad isn’t allowed there, like church or the dinner table. Eeeee-gad, talk about ANNOYING! Hannah had even gone to the extreme as to blame Toad for things that I know she did. “Toad split my milk” is the new “The dog ate my homework.”. I love having creative kids, but Toad has got to GO. I’ve already told my son that if Toad goes to kindergarten then he’s going to be sent to the Principal’s office.
Chewing my straws
So I have two reusable Starbucks cups that I love. My sis-in-law just got me some new straws for them and I was so excited, until my kids took a drink from my cup and chewed the ends! I tried to hide my cup but they found it and chewed all three of my new straws! Why peas, WHY? :/ Are you part animal or something?? Chew your own straws.
Not going to bed
Lately it seems like they have every dang excuse in the book why they can’t go to bed: they need more water, they need less water, they need to go potty, their blanket it untucked, their blanket isn’t tucked, they hear a noise, they don’t hear their radio, they had a dream, they don’t know what to dream about…yadda yadda yadda. It’s always something. I’ve written two other posts about bedtime already here and here so obviously this problem is not a new one. I don’t know why they don’t get when I tuck them in that’s it. No more drinks, talking, stories, nothing. GO TO BED and stay in there. Mama’s tired now and is off the clock.
Waking me up at night
This occurrence of little people poking me in the face at all hours of the evening is cylindrical. They’ll all sleep fine for a few months and then they’ll all wake up for different reasons. Like the setting sun and rising moon….currently I’m still stuck in the damn “the moon’s too bright for me to sleep” phase. The biggest culprit for waking me up is they want a drink. Funny thing is, is that I send all of them with a cup of water by their beds so they DON’T have to wake me up. Well then why do they wake me up, just for me to remind them to get the drink next to their beds??? I suppose because they are jerks.
Ahhhhhhh…I feel better having gotten all of that off of my chest. Thanks for listening! What current things do your kids to that bug you? It sure is good that they are cute, huh?
8 more days till school starts…but who’s counting?!??