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I would love to say that I am the most patient and wonderful parent on the planet, but I know I’m not and I’m ok with that.
As moms, we have some serious pet peeves that we just can’t get around. These peeves are mostly out of our control and we’re just supposed to go along with it.
I’ve learned how to just let things roll off my shoulders a long time ago. If I didn’t then I would lose my freaking marbles on a daily basis.
I know I’m not the only mom who has serious pet peeves. Maybe you’re better than me and won’t throw it out there but I need to talk about them as my form of therapy I suppose.
Getting Ready For School
Getting ready for school in the mornings can take so long. Try and imagine a snail moving in a puddle of tar. That is my middle child 100% and it drives me nuts.
Any other time when he doesn’t need to get ready for school, he can be super fast. I get it. I don’t want to get up early to get ready for school either but geez, this drives me nuts!
Slowly, over time, he has been improving. Now, he is more like a snail moving on cement instead of tar.
The Bathroom Situation
Why is it that when I walk in the bathroom, it’s like I am being slapped in the face with urine smell! Like, the smell can be horrendous. I clean around the toilet daily because otherwise, the entire house will smell like a honey bucket.
The boys pee like a broken sprinkler spraying urine all over the place.
Now when I see my boys going to the bathroom, I yell out, “fire in the hole” so that they can aim it right in the hole. It is getting better but not completely.
I definitely will continue to clean around the toilet daily.
I’m so sick and tired of doing the laundry just to have my kids wear an item of clothing once and put it in the dirty hamper just because they don’t feel like folding it and putting it away.
This drives me bonkers! It is a really big pet peeve of mine.
The clothes still smell like fabric softener and there are no food stains on them. I’ve taken clothes out of the hamper several times and put them back in their drawers.
No wonder why I have so many loads of laundry. This is totally unnecessary.
I realize that my kids need their baths to get clean. However, I dread it every time because I can leave them for five minutes but when I get back, it’s like a tidal wave hit the tub.
I need rain boots to walk into the bathroom. The entire floor is covered in an inch puddle of water. I’m surprised there is even water left for their tub.
This is a huge pet peeve for me.
The upside though, I get towels out and mop up the floor clean a few times a week, so there’s my silver lining.
This is a big pet peeve of mine and it is a serious problem with my middle child. His dad and I will be talking about something in the kitchen and he will be out of sight. Then, here he comes from the other room joining in on the conversation like he was there the whole time.
How is it that he heard our voices all the way from across the house but when he is right next to me and I ask him a question, he can’t hear me?
This is selective hearing. He doesn’t want to do whatever it is I’m asking him to do so he chooses not to respond.
There you have the pet peeves that just drive me bonkers. What are your pet peeves? Let me know down below.