Am I gonna get blocked by you for this list? 

I think I’m willing to take my chances because some things just need to be shared. I’ve been married for 10 year and a parent for 8 and there are some things that make my skin crawl. Not all of my pet peeves are parenting related, because honestly, some things in life just suck. That being said,  if you are guilty of any of these, I still like you… maybe…. ha!

  1. Referring to your husband as “hubby” and kids as “kiddos” – just stop.
  2. Unmade beds. OMG, please for the love of all things holy make your damn beds in the morning. It legit takes a minute.
  3. Influencers who start out stories by saying “A lot of people have been asking.” Beech please…we all know no one asked, maybe one person, maybe.
  4. Kids who pick their noses or lick their fingers. Parents: nip those nasty habits in the bud before they get to school and make fools of themselves. It’s nasty. Keep their fingers away from their mouths in general. Kids are gross, we don’t know where those fingers have been.
  5. While we’re on the subject of gross… please teach your kids table manners. Don’t talk with your mouth full, use a napkin, don’t chomp, don’t slurp, use a fork. I get it, kids are kids, but teaching table manners from the start can go a long way. I remember my parents taking me out to dinner at a very young age. They would never allow me put my head on the table or use my fingers to eat (unless it was finger food 😂). Always with a napkin on my lap. Always being attentive. And this was pre-technology, when kids had to actually engage. Lessons that last a lifetime.
  6. Reusing wet kitchen rags. Guys, they smell disgusting. Use a new kitchen towel with every use. I know it means more laundry, but your countertops, dishes and guests will thank you.
  7. Putting trash NEXT to the trash can or dishes NEXT to the sink…. like why? I really just don’t understand this one.
  8. This one might be touchy, but constantly referring to your child as one letter. I could never imagine calling Luke “L” – okay, some kids have cute letters for nicknames. But, “L” “E” “A” “J” just seems oddly labor intensive to me.
  9. Asking questions during a movie or a show. Okay, a couple questions are fine…but my dear husband (and daughter) have a really bad habit of asking questions during a show. Like, we are all sitting here watching it together and will find out the answers together. I don’t think people make movies and shows to be that confusing. Just have patience. Along the same lines, sometimes Jeff will give us commentary through the program too. I love you, but I do not need your commentary during my Netflix binge sesh.
  10. Strangers who criticize your parenting techniques. This can run the gamut for a lot of things. Sometimes when I am in the store with my 4 kids, strangers will say things like: “Your son has your phone.” or “Don’t do that, dear, we don’t want you to get hurt.” I am a fully aware mother. Even though I have a lot of kids and it may appear I can’t handle all of them at once, I am 100% aware of what they are doing, so please back off. This also goes for people on social media. I love y’all, but some people have strong opinions on how I (parents) should be doing things. I hear everything from “put your baby in the crib” to “you have too many children” — guys, it goes back to the age old saying: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Okay, your turn! What are some of your biggest pet peeves???

Goes with “make your damn bed” pet peeve.