Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stuff that Bugs Me

I’m a pretty happy person.  I think people [usually] find me pleasant to be around.  I like to laugh and have fun as much as the next guy, but there are some things that annoy the sh*t out of me, mostly revolving around what people say about parenthood.   These pet peeves can wipe the smile right off my frantic mama face.

Here are some of them:

1.  When people say that they (or their kids) "don't watch much t.v."  B.S.

2.  When people (especially those without kids) ask me what I'm doing over the weekend. (uhhhh...taking care of my kids?  weeding? going to Target?).  Hey, I enjoy my quiet little life and all, but let's put it this way, the answer is rarely if ever: "Going out for a wild night on the town with my ladies!"

3.  People who cancel playdates last minute.  Look, I'm not all that crazy about them either-- it's not like you can actually carry on a complete conversation with the other parent, but still, it's on the calendar, I've planned the day or even week around it, so unless it's an emergency or there's green snot involved, please don't cancel.

4.  When people tell me to “treasure every second” with my kids.  Listen lady, I’ll enjoy as much of the baby years as I can, but try as I might, I simply can’t make myself treasure the baby’s poop on my hands this morning or delight in my son’s tantrum later this afternoon.  So no, I won’t-- I cannot--treasure every moment.

5.  People who say I’m “sooooo lucky” to have a babysitter.  First of all, it’s not like babysitters just fall out of the sky and magically appear when we need them.  If you aren't “lucky” enough to have family nearby who are willing to babysit, then you have no choice but to make the time and effort to find someone to help watch your kids occasionally (and pay them to do it).  (Speaking of sitters...need one?  Check out: And God Created Babysitters).  It is like a part-time job to find a dependable sitter you like and trust.  It is most certainly not luck.

Ok, I’ll stop my ranting before a bunch of my lovely readers think I’m just a crabby old hag. 

But, what are some of your pet peeves?  Please share or I fear I might be doing some of them!

~Frantic Mama

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