My six-year-old son, Raff, and three-year-old son, Jarvie, are pretty darn fab but Oh. My. God…most things they say at the moment are repeated about 64 times per hour. I know I’m dramatic but it seriously makes me want to scratch my eyeballs out. My internal voice each day tells me to take a breath and answer politely but every part of me wants to scream “Just Shut UPPPPP”. I’m told they will grow out of this, that it’s just a phase. I am also told not to wish time away because it goes so quickly, but I am SO fine with the ‘say everything a million times phase’ to be over.
Here are the top 10 most annoying things my kid says and if you have one, or even just seen one, I think you will relate.
This one word can last a real 10 seconds some times. When I answer, this is often met with silence! SILENCE? I’m so confused as to why he has taken such a liking to my name and why it has to be sooooo drawn outttttt when said.
- “Hey Mum, watch this”
Then he will do a little jump, or take a bite of his sandwich or hold up a finger. Super adorable but SO annoying.
- “That’s mine”
This is clearly completely untrue because last time I checked I bought it, with MY money.
- “Where’s my…?”
Between my husband and my son, this may be the MOST irritating of them all. It is 99.9% of the time sitting right in front of them and they still can’t see it.
- “I want, I want, I want”…
How about we try, ‘Can I please have?’
- “I’m not tired”…
Really because that tantrum, uncontrollable yawning and red eyes tell me a whole other story.
- “I want something to eat?”
My son says this every 10 minutes ALL day long. He’s never hungry for dinner but he sure is hungry for a snack. I have on repeat, ‘strawberries, banana, apple or carrot’. Of which he replies…
- “That’s all I can have?”… YESSSSSSSS. IT. IS!
- “I don’t want to put my shoes on”
Since when did wearing shoes become such a drag.
10. “I don’t want to have a bath”
I would pay someone serious coin right now to force me to have a bath.
Please join me in the child vent. What does your kid say on repeat?
With SIX babes under her wing, actress Madeleine West knows a thing or two about parenting. She joined Monty in the studio a little while back for Show+Tell Radio and you can listen to the entire chat below then come on over here to subscribe to our poddy.