Becoming a parent completely changed the way I look and think about certain things. And as wonderful as motherhood is, it certainly comes with its frustrations. I’ve had a running list of things that downright piss me off since becoming a parent, so naturally I thought I’d share a few of these rants with the world because I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one with the same pet peeves.
So here it goes…
1. Where the Hell is Your Baby Changing Station?! Picture this, you walk into a nice “kid friendly” restaurant. They’re equipped with highchairs, a kids menu, heck, they even have crayons! You sit down, you order your drink and an appetizer and then it happens, your kid is stinking up the joint. OK – no biggie, you’ve changed a million shitty diapers by now. So you grab her, the diaper bag and head to the restroom, only to find out that… WTF, they don’t have a changing table! Ummm really?? Where exactly would you like me to change her diaper?! I’m not gonna sugar coat it, I’ve come damn close to telling a restaurant that if they didn’t install a baby changing station that the next shitty diaper would be changed out in the open on one of their clean dining tables. Bare baby ass and all folks. As much as I think my kid has a cute bottom, I’m pretty sure nobody else wants to see her getting a diaper changed while enjoying a meal. Am I wrong here? So dear restaurants, do yourselves a favor and make sure you’re fully equipped for babies. Because if you’re not, you just may get an annoyed shameless customer like myself that won’t be afraid to change a dirty diaper on your table.
2. Why is Everything on Your Kids Menu Unhealthy? Fried chicken fingers, Mac & Cheese, a Hamburger, pizza – these are the typical choices on any given kids menu at a restaurant. I always wonder, “Where the hell are the healthy choices?” I’m not saying my kid isn’t ever going to get eat an unhealthy meal or get a treat, but I have yet to find a restaurant that has a healthy selection on their kids menu. Call me a stickler or a food snob, but I rarely ever give my daughter any of these foods and she’s never even had fried chicken. So unless I’m sharing my meal with her, I end up “special ordering” grilled chicken with a vegetable for her. I’m a firm believer that healthy habits start young, so while we may give her a few french fries, her main meal is a healthier one than the greasy burger or fried chicken on the kids menu. I wish restaurants had at least one healthy meal to choose from.
3. Back Off, Judgy McJudgy Pants: Before becoming a mom I admit that I judged other parents for things they did or didn’t do. However, now that I am a mom, I stand corrected. Because if there’s something I’ve learned in the whopping 11 months of motherhood, it’s that if you are not a parent, you have absolutely no right to judge other parents. Nor should you be judging them even if you are a parent! It drives me absolutely crazy when someone provides their unsolicited two cents about something I’m doing (or not doing), especially if they don’t even have any children of their own. The good old, “Oh I’ll never do that with my kid!” really cracks me up. Because what I’m thinking in my head is, “Bahahaha bullshit sweetheart! You just wait!” So if you’re not a parent yet, here are a few words of wisdom, keep your judgmental thoughts to yourself and NEVER say never because I can almost guarantee you will in fact do at least one thing you said you never would! And if you are a parent, you should know that different things work for different kids and families, and that judging someone else is just unacceptable.
4. Newsflash, Your Kid is NOT “Better” Than Mine! WOW! I thought it was bad dealing with jealous competitive women when it comes to myself, but then I went and had a kid, and learned there are people out there that like to make you feel like their kid is better. Their kid is just so advanced, their kid is cuter, their kid is more well behaved. Blah, blah blah bullshit! Nothing and I mean nothing ticks me off more than dealing with the ignorance of someone that behaves like this. I’ve quickly learned these are people that I don’t want to be friends with, and more importantly, I don’t want my daughter to be associated with people like this. She will learn that we are all created equal and how to treat people with kindness and respect. She will learn how to be a strong, confident woman, and not a jealous bitch. So please, if you think your kid is better, walk away, your ignorance isn’t wanted anywhere near us!
5. Yea Hi I don’t know you, Please don’t touch my kid! While I appreciate the compliments I get regarding how adorable my daughter is (obviously!), please keep it to verbal gestures only. I don’t know you, you don’t know me, therefor keep your hands to yourself and off my kid. I don’t know where your hands have been and I don’t want them on my kid. Just don’t touch her! K thanks!
So, there you have it. A few of my parenting pet peeves. Do you have any of your own? Comment below and tell me what gets under your skin!
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