Parenting Pet Peeves

"I have come across a few things that when said/done they either make me want to punch someone right in the side of their neck or just bury myself in a hole and live in there."

Now this is one that that may be a little controversial, since let's be honest, people don't always like being honest when it comes to parenting. But as a first time mum (and I'm sure all parents have been through this) I have come across a few things that when said/done they either make me want to punch someone right in the side of their neck or just bury myself in a hole and live in there for the rest of my life. So without further ado, here are my 5 parenting pet peeves!

  1. "It Gets Worse" Fantastic.. This is just what I want to hear when I'm on the verge of having a mushroom bomb sized meltdown, you know the kind when you run and belly flop onto the bed crying, or just look at yourself in the mirror and cry? Yeah one of those, and when someone says to you "oooh, it gets worse" or "it doesn't get any better" - SERIOUSLY?! This is the last thing I want to hear when I'm 2 minutes away from walking out of my life with just my toothbrush and never turning back. There are other ways you can say "it gets worse" without actually uttering those 3 dreaded words! And to anyone who needs to hear it, you just adapt to the changes and make it work for you.

  2. Strangers Refusing To Accept A Child's Gender Due To Their Hair Length Ok babe, I get why you find it hard to tell if my child is a boy or a girl, especially because his hair is ever so slightly longer than the "average boys hair length" if I correct you and tell you he’s a boy, you better believe it. I was there. I’ve been peed on by his little winkle! Trust me!

  3. Nominating Dads for a Parenting Golden Globe Award For "Babysitting" Now I know this can be a bit of a touchy subject, but dads do their bit in different ways, but when someone says "Oh, is he babysitting? That's so nice for you, you can have a break” Yes, he is a great guy. But last time I checked, when a mother is taking care of her own children, we don’t call it babysitting. We call it parenting! Ok, thanks bye!

  4. Peppa Pig If you need to ask why, then you're also a pet peeve! No I kid, but does anyone else think that Peppa Pig is incredibly rude to her parents and friends? And what on earth is with all the snorting!? Nnnoo thank you!

  5. Gender Specific Clothing for Over 2 Year Olds What the heck!? Why is it that baby clothes are gender neutral and beautiful for babies, but as soon as we reach 2 years old the clothes turn into hideous "gender specific" pictures and colours? What happened to the greys, yellows, mint greens and natural tones? When walking through a supermarket for example I want to take all the clothes off the rails, put them in a pile and torch them!

The list continues and I thought I wouldn't even get started on plastic toys, that deserves a whole blog post dedicated to itself. So there you have it, 5 of my parenting pet peeves! Your turn, leave a comment below of your parenting pet peeves.