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10 Things That Annoy Me as a Parent

Now that I’m a parent, it seems that the list of things that annoy me has grown exponentially. So I’m sharing the top 10 things that annoy me now, that didn’t pre-kids.

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1. Loud noises

Whether it’s the garbage truck, my neighbors blasting their music (even if it’s at noon on a Saturday), or the gardeners mowing the lawn. Anything that ruins naps or my baby’s peaceful slumber is the worst. They must all die. Because nobody messes with nap time. Nobody.

2. Swear words

I never really noticed before how many people use swear words nonchalantly in their everyday language. Have a baby and all of the sudden you find yourself glaring at these people from across your restaurant table. Because of course the ones who curse are the ones who also speak very loudly.

3. Long lines

I literally have a ticking time bomb in my hands, and all I want to do is deposit that check. That’s it! Why is it taking so long? Don’t people know my sweet sleeping baby could be awoken at any time and start screaming his head off? Or have a blow out? Or need to eat, NOW? Move it along, people!

4. Bad drivers

This is always an annoyance, but it seems to be heightened even more once a baby comes into the equation. I have the most precious of cargo now, and every moronic driver on the road doesn’t seem to understand that! Just remember: No one else knows how to drive, so act accordingly.

5. Children’s songs

I find myself humming the tune of "Wheels on the Bus" even when my baby is nowhere near me.

I don’t know why they have to be so damn catchy, but I play a children’s song for my baby, and it proceeds to be stuck in my head all day long. More times than not, I find myself humming the tune of "Wheels on the Bus" even when my baby is nowhere near me. This is enough to drive someone mad, I’m sure of it.

6. Sick people

Stay away from me and my kid if you even have the slightest little cough! We do not want your germs, thankyouverymuch.

7. Forgetting things

Before kids, when I forgot something at home, it didn’t really make a big difference. Now, if I forget one little thing, it can equate to a meltdown. If you have a fussy baby with an attachment to his pacifier and find yourself without said pacifier, the results can be disastrous.

8. When people complain about having “nothing to do.”

When you’re a parent, there is no such thing as having nothing to do. Take advantage of it while you can! Lie on your couch all day long binging on Netflix shows! Do it for me!

9. Strangers touching my baby

Please step away from the baby.

Did I give you permission to put your hands all over my precious child? No. I did not. So please step away from the baby and simply admire him from afar.

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10. Running out of things

Before kids, it was easy to just make a quick trip to the store to pick up some groceries if we were out. But now, forget ever making a “quick trip” again. Nothing is quick when it involves children. If we’re out of milk and the recipe calls for milk, let’s just say, I might have to get creative. But if we run out of diapers, well, there is no good substitution for that one.

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