Kids Things that piss me off

Leave Me Alone

March 8, 2009

I am in a foul mood today. I don’t know why I just got up on the wrong side of the bed. I’m not mad at any one person but I want all of my children to stay the hell away from me today. I don’t want to talk to anyone, I don’t want to drive anyone anywhere, I don’t want to cook and I so badly do not want to empty the dishwasher.

Laundry I can skip. The laundry room is in the basement so I don’t have to look at the mounds of stinky clothing down there. The dishwasher indicator light is just mocking me. The dishwasher is clean and the dishes need to be removed and placed in the cabinets but I just don’t want to do it. I don’t want to ask anyone to do it either because I know that conversation will set me over the edge.

“Son, would you please empty the dishwasher?”

“Yes Mom, I’ll do it in a few minutes”

Which means I will have to repeat this conversation at least four more times if I want to the dishwasher emptied. That’s if I don’t want to go all ballistic on my son. I’m not sure I can stop that from happening today since I am already in such a bad mood. I’m ready for a fight at this point but I don’t want to talk to anyone. I can empty it myself but that will make me more crabby. My son doesn’t realize it but he has already lost. There is nothing he can do at this point. Had he noticed the little green light and emptied the dishwasher on his own we could have avoided this inevitable argument that we are destined to have. But since I am going to have to ask him to do it, and probably many times, he has lost the battle without even knowing it was on.

My kids should understand me by now. I don’t understand why they don’t. I don’t expect them to anticipate my moods but when they hear me snap at the dog first thing in the morning they ought to know that they better be on their best behavior. The dog and cat both know to keep clear, I don’t know why the kids can’t figure this out.

I don’t get in a bad mood all that often. Usually I’m pretty easy going and can stand to ask several times for a chore to get completed but not today. I want everyone to be able to read my mind today. I want someone to ask what they can do for me. They won’t but I want them to. In the absence of that I want them to get out of my way. And then stay out of my way.

This will pass, I will feel fine tomorrow I am sure but right now I want to be alone. And I want someone to empty the damn dishwasher.

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  • Reply The Mother March 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Why do kids do this? They spend more time whining about the chores than it would have taken to do the dam chores!

    You would think that they’d figure it out, wouldn’t you?

    And, yes, I agree. They’ve lived with us their whole little lives, and they haven’t figured out that there are certain days when they need to tread lightly?

    Are they stupid, or just clueless?

  • Reply dizzblnd March 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    It’s called brain damage. ALL kids have it. They also don’t know when to keep their mouths shut when we are in a pissy mood I just don’t get it.

    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you

  • Reply Shawn March 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Yikes. I was once so lazy I just used the dishwasher as my new cabinet, pulling clean dishes out and then leaving them, semi-cleaned, in the sink. Of course that can only go on so long.

  • Reply Stephanie March 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I just want the dishwasher emptied too but DH wont do it the lazy poop! Sorry that you are in a bad mood today – I have days like that quite often!!

  • Reply Thinkinfyou March 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I feel ya on this one. Why don’t you just make your dishwasher your new cabinet?That way you’d never have to put them away again.

  • Reply Cindi ~ Moomettesgram March 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    No apologies! We all go through this!

    I think once the kids become parents themselves, they learn to appreciate us more. I’ve seen this happen with my oldest DD26, now that she has her own children!

  • Reply caregivingdaughter March 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Yeah, why is it easier to train dogs and cats than kids? Our dog would jump over backwards just to hear a “good boy” and get a pat on the head. Kids think their parents are there to cook, clean, nd drive them around, sigh…

    This may make your mood worse, but I gave you the Marie Antoinette award on my blog (did I hear a groan?). You may be having a foul day, but at least you’re not going to lose your head, LOL.

  • Reply PJ March 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    this is so me right now. i thought that i had those years behind me, but, lol, i got 6 more yet to go. today was one of the irritating ones.

  • Reply Lola March 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    That was me on Saturday. Everyone knows their chores yet they sit there like duh all day playing video games. I know words come out of my mouth to remind them because I hear myself say them. And they know those words get louder and louder when they don’t listen, but they still can’t pry their arses off the couch.

    They don’t get when I specifically use “their” name and tell them they need to do xyz now it means that I mean THEM. I don’t care if the other kid normally does it, if I tell YOU, I mean YOU. They don’t get that.

    Anastasia had a chat with both of them yesterday because I was having meltdowns all day. And yes, I was a bit more fragile yesterday being what day it was, but did they care? Nope. Today they started out with their arses on the couch again and I told them flat out they will not leave the house and I will not cook any meals until ALL the chores I assigned Saturday were done. For the most part it got done, except for 1 lone pot in the kitchen. I guess that’s their little way of showing me!

  • Reply Mary Moore March 8, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Been there too many times!

    Next time you’re feeling like that, call me. Chances are really good I’ll be feeling that way too, and we can go out together and drown our miseries in a double martini.

  • Reply Carl March 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Because I knew my grandma and my mom so well, I used to push their buttons every day on purpose and drove them nuts. It tickled me.

  • Reply Anne August 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Kids are notoriously self absorbed. They probably don’t notice you are in a bad mood because they think you should be doing things for them all day anyway. Your mood is irrelevant. At least, that’s how my kids think.

  • Reply greg cryns (google me) August 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    1. Kids should be seen and not heard.

    2. Anyone who hates kids and dogs can’t be all bad.

  • Reply Jaffer August 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    My mom’s been living with me for the last six months – I have nothing to complain about 🙂

  • Reply Can Lights September 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I have been here before, numerous times.

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