Everyone has their pet peeves.? It could be something like someone always leaving the toilet seat up or drivers that always leave their left turn signal on.? I have plenty of my own.? Toilet paper goes over the roll, not under.? Or a whole slew of driving related pet peeves. But as a parent I never imagined that my list of pet peeves would grow exponentially.? Take for instance these.
We get into the car with a trusty family member (outside of myself or the trusty husband) and the child will concoct a way to insert the phrase “coco ma ding-dong” into the conversation.? And then make you repeat it the entire car ride.? I am fearing for my sanity on an upcoming car trip from Los Angeles to Tacoma.? The first few times he did this it was cute.? Now, it grates on my last nerve.
The child cannot distinguish between the words why and how.? Instead of asking why something is the way it is he will insert the word how, totally changing the meaning of the question.? I answer the question asked (or try to the best of my ability).? However, this is not the question he asked because he used the wrong word and he gets pissed off.? Take for example this: “mommy, how does that light change (talking about the traffic signals)”? This taxes my mental capacity.? The real question is, “why does that light change.”? Much easier to answer.
My child lacks the ability to blow on his food if it is hot.? He will take a bit of hot food not realizing it is hot, then have a fit about it.? We tell him to blow on it and he says he can’t.? I’m just thankful he doesn’t throw it at me anymore.
And speaking of I can’t, that’s another one.? The other day he misplaced his frisbee.? He whined about not being able to find the frisbee.? I told him to look for it.? “I caaaan’t!” he replied.? Not meaning he didn’t want to, but rather he would have me do it for him.? I did not look for the frisbee.
The list goes on and on, but many of them are in the moment types of things.? So what do your kids do that drive you nuts?