Have you ever been really annoyed by your kids?
Have you ever wanted to tell them to just please STOP TALKING?
Have you ever looked like this?
Having kids can be a wonderful beautiful thing. They can be so precious.
They can also be really obnoxious.
But do you know what else is obnoxious? Moms who pretend that it’s always rainbows and sunshine when they are with their kids. It aggravates me when Moms aren’t honest about how hard motherhood is.
Love is work. Parenting is hard. Motherhood is exhausting.
Let’s just allow ourselves to be real about that.
Sometimes it’s hard to admit that our children don’t bring us every ounce of joy and pride that we expect they should.
Sure, at the end of the day, when they are quietly sleeping and looking all angelic, we swoon over our sweet babies. But while in the middle of a game of 20 million questions, you really just want to roll your eyes and walk away.
We don’t. We listen and nod and say, “Oh, wow! That’s neat! Uh-huh. Uh-huh.” And we answer why and how. Over and over and over.
Sometimes we just need to tell someone that our kids annoy us.
And that’s ok. It does NOT make you a bad Mom to feel annoyed or aggravated at your kids once in awhile.
Or once a day. Whatever.
So here is your chance. Admit what annoys you about your child. Get it off your chest. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.
I’ll go first:
I hate it when my kids whine Mooooommmmmyyyy. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.
I get so annoyed when my kids hang on me when I’m trying to do something. I am not a jungle gym people!
When my youngest kisses me, he slobbers all over my face. I don’t want to act like I don’t like his kisses, but the slobber grosses me out!
Sometimes when my oldest is telling a story that never ends, I tune out and just nod and in my head I’m thinking, “Oh for the love of all things good and holy will you please just get to the end!”
There. Phew! Now. Your turn!