I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday and found a link to this article over at Kidspot that referred to a social media site that allows anonymous confessions. Many of these confessions are apparently aimed at parents admitting they do not like their children a lot of the time, or suggesting they are annoying little critters.
Here’s a link to the article:
Pretty harsh was my first thought.
I adore my daughter. There are occasional moments when she drives me a little batty. Mostly when she is not wanting to go to sleep at night and mummy starts to lose patience. But the thing is, she isn’t really a crying sort of child and tends to be in a good mood when she’s keeping me up late. Ít’s just those moments when I desperately need to get something done and am relying on that little bit of peace and quiet to do so that I get a tad frustrated.
Other than that… it’s pretty much all fun and happiness. Sounds a bit sugar coated? Maybe, but I did get lucky with child number 1. Exceptions to that rule always exist. Like 5 minutes ago when I thought I’d check the bin as I heard her put something in it, only to find one of my craft paints in there. Or earlier today when she squeezed one of her fruit pouches on the carpet… just for fun. But that’s all part of kids learning so it doesn’t bother me too much.
Maybe if you ask me again after child 2 is a toddler, I may have a different answer. But for now there is no child 2, but we are working on that!
My time may come. But for now… I will keep enjoying this charmed life!
Tell me, do your kids drive you a bit crazy sometimes? What is their most annoying habit?