Tuesday, March 12, 2013

mommy's pet peeves

I'm participating in Toddle Along Tuesday with Melissa at Growing Up Geeky and this week's topic is Mommy's Pet Peeves.

Let me just say that I try to maintain a positive attitude overall, but sometimes it's just fun necessary to vent!  Here are some of my pet peeves:

1. I know I'm not a princess and my children are not royalty or anything, but for the love of Pete, hold the freakin' door open when you see a lady with an 188' long double stroller coming through. No excuses.

2. I've never denied that Dexter was a "surprise" to us but for crying out loud, don't ask a lady you barely know if her second pregnancy (or any pregnancy) was planned.  Geez.

3. You know how annoying it is when people park 3" from you and you have to shimmy into the car sideways to avoid slamming your door into their car?  Only because you don't want to mess up your own car?  Well, there's a whole new level of annoying to this when you have to put a toddler in a carseat.  Come ON!

4. How about every time you say something about your child to someone and they have to one-up you?  They feel the need to tell you something that their kid did that was bigger and better than your kid's thing.  Every.Single.Time.  Guess what?  It's not necessary.

5. People that have to have every most expensive brand/thing for their kid.  Just because it's expensive.  Because it sure isn't always cute.  Can't use hand-me-downs because that's for poor people. Go ahead and call me poor, pal, that's one less thing I have to buy.

6. Rude strangers in public that ignore my {obviously adorable, sweet} children when they wave or say "hi."  As crazy as it makes me sound, I am always offended by this and am paranoid it will hurt the boys' feelings.

What annoys you the most?


  1. It also makes me really sad when people don't hold the door open. Is it really that hard? Worst is when they stand there and watch you struggle...

  2. YES! I forgot to add so many of those that bother me to my list!

  3. Oohhh these are all so good!!! My number one pet peeve is when people come up to you and tell you that you need to control your child in the restaurant/store better and that their behavior is unacceptable. Umm, they are 2 and 4!!! I'm doing the best I can!

  4. Haha! Love that we both wrote about strollers!

  5. I agree with everything you said! I love hand me downs too! Now that Mackenzie is older, I'd say 90% of her clothes are hand me downs.

  6. couldn't agree more with #3 and #6!

  7. I agree with all of them and especially about the hand-me-downs. Lily has a ton of hand-me-downs from family and friends. They grow out of clothes so quick, why spend a fortune on them. Oh and the thing about people ignoring kids when they wave or say hi. That bugs me, too. I don't worry about it hurting Lily's feelings but I do feel a little sorry for those people. How grumpy can you be that a cute little kid is waving or saying hi.

  8. Oh my gosh...the opening the door thing and the parking too close...don't even get me started!

  9. Great Peeves! #3, yep! Also a pain when you have an infant seat. #5 How long do kids wear a size anyways, for one season, 6 months??? I love my consignment shop!

  10. Bathrooms without changing tables.

    Really, Ruby Tuesday? REALLY? You leave me no choice but to change my baby's butt right here on this cushy fancy chair. ENJOY THE POOP RESIDUE, BUTTHOLES.