How Many Do You Have?
No really, I am so curious at just how many pet peeves you have to know if all of mine are normal or not…And I honesty don’t even want to try and think about just how many because I know some might raise a side brow.
I was having a moment one morning and I started to realize being a SAHM I am acquiring more and more pet peeves. It’s quite entertaining. So I went to my laptop and started researching mom blogs that talk about pet peeves. This one video blog had me laughing, I was like thank goodness I am normal! Seriously this mom is so funny to me. If you want to watch it for yourself, head over to PuckerMom.com and see for yourself.
Ok, back to me for now. I literally was feeling productive, called myself wiping down the bathroom, putting things away, made it look all nice and smelled good and not even five minutes later there’s drawers open things not put up, like I never stepped foot in the bathroom myself! I mean really, what a way to show you don’t care mom is cleaning up. Your ungrateful a$$ clearly doesn’t appreciate it right now. And then what does mom do, go clean it again. It’s a never ending cycle that’s like musical chairs…let’s see who can make a mess or clean up first over and over again. The shoes literally have a shoe rack, yet somehow end up in two different places. The coat is in the closet but mysteriously doesn’t make it on the hanger…let our son tell it, it must have accidentally fell off. Yeh ok, nice try, even though that didn’t work.
Moving on…Do you moms ever get frustrated when you take the time to explain to your kids (or even an adult) what you are about to do, where you are about to go and your kid asks you two seconds later after you tell them to put their shoes on “mom where are we going?”. Really, you really just don’t listen and don’t even pretend to just to appease me. SO ANNOYING! Let me look you dead in the face and ignore everything you are saying at the same time. How the hell would you feel? What a talent some of these little people have. And then they grow up to be adults and do the same thing! AMAZING!!!!!! I literally can be looked at but not heard at the same time. Let me do that to anyone that does it to me and they won’t like it at all, they will quickly point out my mistakes, yet, won’t acknowledge theirs. Fascinating right?
What about those late night surprises? At what age do kids stop walking over to wake you up in the middle of the night to tell you about their scary dream? Sh*t, you are scary to me right now! What the heck…Literally I can be in the most peaceful sleep and bam! Out of no where it looks like Chucky is staring me down. Scares the living daylights out of me every single time even if I know it’s going to happen. Do you know how many times we tell him there’s nothing to be afraid of, we are here to protect him(blah blah blah), and any dreams he can tell us about the next morning. No matter how many times we say that (over a thousand a week I’m sure) at least 3 out of 5 times he’s waking us up. I bet if I was to go stand over him while he’s sleep and scare the living daylights out of him….nahhhh he still won’t stop lol. Who am I kidding. I’m always in a constant battle for attention with phones and iPads…but now in days who isn’t.
How do you mommas feel about other moms that are still working tell you that you are lucky to be home all day? And you want to say, please let’s kindly switch places so you can see how I pace the house trying to multitask online school, cleaning up, making calls, walking the dog, taking care of hubby who’s working remote because of covid, still wearing the same clothes from the night before because I was too lazy to self care and give a damn about myself in that moment. I have no in-person woman time because of Covid, I can’t laugh together in person with other moms and share our frustrating kid moments. I hope I can covey the exhausting, yet lonely feeling that can happen sometimes because it does. And it’s a balancing act I am personally still trying to figure out. Do I love being home with my boys without the anxiety of going into an office during a pandemic? ABSO-FREAKING-LOUTELY! But don’t think that SAHMs have it easy just because we are home. Our anxiety can kick in any time, our feeling of loneliness even when we are in a houseful is confusing and yet very real, our self-conscious thoughts, the questioning of our purpose even when we are happy with what we do everyday. It’s a confusing, uncertain yet beautiful situation. I don’t even really know how to describe it fully.
I’m sure I can go on and on digging up pet peeves but for now I will spare you and ask you momma’s what are some of your pet peeves???