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10 Most Annoying Mom Tasks

January 8, 2015

I’m thrilled to have Lindsay from The Naughty Mommy guest posting on the blog! Her blog chronicles the honest and hilarious trials motherhood…….filled with pregnancy hormones and all (Lindsay is due with her third baby VERY soon). Enjoy her debut post on Sisters to Sons! 

Motherhood. It ain’t all snuggly newborns and slobbery toddler kisses.

Nope! In fact, parts of it are downright annoying.

It almost seems like every single day I notice a new annoying task that goes hand-in-hand with being a mom.

Here are the 10 Most Annoying Mom Tasks that I have encountered…

10 most annoying mom tasks

1. Putting sippy cups back together. Do they really need that many parts? Technically, yes. But I bet that moms aren’t the ones designing them! It seriously takes me a good 60-90 seconds to put each cup back together after it comes out of the dishwasher. And heaven forbid you lose one piece…they don’t sell replacement parts, so toss that entire cup into the trash!

2. Cleaning out a bathtub poop incident. Ick. I think this has happened just about five times in my almost four years of being a parent. I always scream. And I always bleach EVERYTHING that was in the tub. Children included. Kidding!

3. Waking a kid up from a nap. Why is it that the one day you have somewhere to go in the late afternoon, your child decides to take a monster nap? Arm yourself with extra Goldfish and treats for the car ride. This rude-nap-awakening tantrum is a doozy.

4. Packing for vacation. I’m an over-packer. Why pack two pairs of pajamas per person when you can pack four? What if the washer and dryer break?! Then there’s squeezing it all in to 17 bags and pleading with my husband that YES, WE NEED IT ALL. And of course, you arrive at your destination and realize you forgot the diapers.

5. Unpacking from vacation. The only thing worse than packing for vacation– unpacking. The fun has been had and now you’re home with suitcases full of laundry that you must decipher: clean or dirty? Making this task extra difficult for me is the fact that my husband folds his dirty clothes before packing them…really?!

6. Getting them dressed for winter play outside. Getting gloves onto tiny little fingers. Finding matching gloves in the first place. Securing a hat on your toddler just so he can rip it right off…and repeat! I wouldn’t mind all this aggravation if they would then stay outside for more than twelve minutes, but nooooo. It’s all “I’m cold.” “My gloves are wet.” “Why is the snow yellow?”

7. Making the foods “just so,” in order for your picky child to eat them. Child asks for a pear. Mom cuts up pear and obviously, takes the skin off, or faces wrath of three-year-old. Child finds miniscule piece of skin on one slice of pear. Mom removes it. Child inspects pears further and ultimately demands an apple.

8. Taking them to the doctor for shots. I’m not sure what’s worse– when they are too little to understand why they are getting five needles stuck in their arm or when they know that a nurse is coming to give them shots (so they hide).

9. Locating “that smell” in the car. It’s always an old milk sippy cup, right? This inspired my new Car Rule: water only in sippy cups. Food is typically never allowed either, but I make exceptions for tantrums, long car rides, trips to Target, and weekdays. (Basically any time my husband isn’t there to see it.)

10. Installing a car seat. Who am I kidding? I still do not know how to latch a car seat into my car. My husband has done it every single time. With Baby #3 coming in a few weeks, it’s probably time I learn. On second thought, nah!

Amen to that! All of it! For more The Naughty Mommy, be sure to follow her along on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Marci
    January 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Love this! For me it would also be changing crib sheets (or toddler bed sheets). I can’t stand lifting the heavy mattress.

  • Danielle
    January 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    oiy winter wear is the WORST. My 3 yr old refuses to wear appropriate clothes. And he doesn’t get cold so the whole “he will learn” thing doesn’t apply. Yesterday we went to two places for errands… Every time we had to go in cold he sat in cold refusing to wear jacket for 2-5 min. Then we get back to car and he has to take it off (he insists).

    And cleaning mold from sippy cups

  • Kitty Wilkin
    January 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    so true!!! Packing and unpacking SUCK! We are facing the 10+ hour drive home to -20 degree Maine tomorrow, after 2 1/2 weeks away, in both cold NJ and hot Caribbean (for our first cruise ever–don’t be too jealous. A cruise was NOT a relaxing place to have my crazy 2 1/2 yr old & 5 yr old. Formal dinner EVERY night?! Plus, a baby belly meant I couldn’t even enjoy bottomless margaritas or a constant flow of wine therapy!)… Anyway, I’m tempted to burn everything we have rather than face unpacking. Ugh!

  • Katie
    January 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    HILARIOUS! The dressing for cold/snow play has to be the worst right now!!! Why is so damn hard to get gloves/mittens on kids?! I swear there has to be an easier way. Another task I find extra annoying is sorting small socks…I finally gave up and just threw them all into a drawer….if they find a match it’s like winning the lottery.

    • Sisters to Sons
      January 21, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      hahahah katie! That lottery line cracked me up because you are so spot on!

  • Hilary
    January 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Ugh the car smell! I’m glad this is on the list because then I know it’s not just me! Oh and then it’s so much fun getting the puke smell out of the car when that surprise happens. I’ve tried the whole vinegar in a cup overnight and it doesn’t really work.

  • Sarah
    January 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Shots are THE WORST!!! I have to bring my husband to hold the kids down! AND….I just got a new car because my husband couldn’t stand the smell of my old car, haha!!

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