Six Annoying Things Kids Do.

Six Annoying Things Kids Do.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. I really do. But sometimes (okay, daily) I have moments where I’m rendered speechless by the questions they ask and find myself wanting to scream at some of the things they do. Our tiny humans were not sent to us with a promise to be the providers of eternal joy and contentment. They were sent to love and be loved, to complete us in a way nothing and no-one else can, and to push us to our limits.

Going to the toilet… alone…

Sounds basic doesn’t it? Make sure they are entertained and quickly do your business. No, its not that simple, they will find you, and they will watch you.


Why?! WHY! Mia has never been a ‘licker’, but Theo, he loves to lick! The plates, the door, my leg… everything needs to be licked.

But why Mummy? ‘

I hear those three words every single day. I get it, they are inquisitive, they love to discover and learn. But I don’t know why the man crossing the road had a red hat on, nor do I know why the sky is blue. I am not an encyclopedia.

What did you say?

I’m pretty sure my kids are hard-wired to zone out at the sound of my voice, I’m highly skilled in repeating myself didn’t you know?


Bogeys, boogers, dried nasal mucus, whatever you want to call it, it’s gross, and usually all over my leg.

Inconsistency is key.

Yesterday’s favourite cereal is today’s most hated food, the toy they begged for, boring. If something is their ‘absolute most favourite thing ever’ – don’t believe them!

Jess Howliston (Tantrums To Smiles) says – ‘Bicker…. constantly!! Honestly I’m pretty sure my kids argue over who has consumed the most air!’ I completely get where she’s coming from – my two love each other one minute and despise each other the next!

Donna Dundas (Bobsys Mum) made me giggle when she said –  Elbows! Why can’t they sit next to you without elbowing you constantly? Do they have extra elbows they’ve got no room for? or are they just bigger than ours?’

Lyndsey O’Halloran (Me, Him, The Dog & A Baby) thought it would be a good idea to teach her little one to put her nappies in the bin… I’ve taught Erin to put her own nappies in the bin in the kitchen. However, now everything goes in there; remotes, toys, food, phones, keys… We now have to check before emptying the bag!’

Despite it all, I wouldn’t change motherhood for the world! What is the most annoying thing your offspring does? Comment below!

Six Annoying Things Kids Do

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  1. Donna 30th April 2017 / 9:52 am

    Haha all so true!! Thanks for the mention!

  2. Amy Stainthorpe 2nd May 2017 / 7:57 am

    You’ve nailed it. Definitely the toilet trips and absolutely the favourite food turning to the most hated. My kids also find the most possible questions to ask during a car journey. I’m amazed I haven’t done myself some sort of neck injury by now! x

  3. Beth Owen 3rd May 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Oh yes I can totally agree!! #MarvMondays

  4. Hayley McLean 4th May 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Hahaha YES all of these! My kids seem to think I am sort of human tissue and like to wipe their snot all over me! #sharingthebloglove

  5. Mrs H 6th May 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Ha ha! So true. All true. The only time that I get to pee without an audience is when I am in someone’s house. Can I also add that I hear “I am hungry” and “when is Daddy coming home?” every 5 minutes. Argh! Hugs Lucy xxxx #MarvMondays – sorry it has taken me so long to comment. It has been quite a week. xxx

  6. Alana - Burnished Chaos 7th May 2017 / 7:17 am

    Oh the licking! My son never went through this phase (please god let it be a phase), but my daughter has some strange obsession with just walking over and licking you on the leg. The. Ore you protest the more she does it, all with a cheeky grin on her face. She thinks it’s hilarious (probably because it sends her brother into hysterics 😡), I find it disgusting – unless she’s doing it to her Dad 😬

  7. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 8th May 2017 / 7:34 pm

    The licking I find completely baffling! My son thinks it’s absolutely hilarious – he’ll just lean over, lick my face, and exclaim “Lick you Mummy!” And going to the toilet on my own I would never have thought would be such a privilege – whenever it happens I always think what a treat it is – how sad is that?! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. dearbearandbeany 10th May 2017 / 11:08 am

    Yes to all of this!! The elbows, the licking oh my goodness drives me mad! My eldest daughter wouldn’t follow me to the toilet anymore, but if she happens to me while I’m in there (with her little sister). She will just open then door, I’m not sure which I hate the most. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  9. livedwithlove 11th May 2017 / 8:03 am

    haha love this its all so true! #sharingthebloglove

  10. suzanna 11th May 2017 / 8:49 am

    Ha ha. This is so true. Licking is the worst offender on the list for me. Yuk!!

  11. mamagrace 11th May 2017 / 10:50 am

    I’m with the bogies and sometimes you can’t get them with a tissue. #sharingthebloglove

  12. susielhawes 11th May 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Hahaha – I’m not at the |”why” stage yet but I get constant “what’s that!?” when she KNOWs what it is!! Like points to the mermaid in her book… what’s that. IT’S THE BLOOYD MERMAID!!! argh! Great post #SharingtheBlogLove

  13. Winnettes 11th May 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I am seriously impressed you kept to just 6 things! Some days I swear every single thing the girls do is just to annoy me 😉 Others they are pretty cute…. Great list! #SharingtheBlogLove

  14. Sonia Cave 11th May 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Very amusing, and licking was a nightmare…my now 9 year old daughter got croup when she was three from licking the disgustingly filthy Isle of Wight ferry windows!!! #sharingthebloglove

  15. Mom Of Two Little Girls 11th May 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Urgh … licking & snot! It’s like a curse I tell you! #sharingthebloglove

  16. Helena 13th May 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Oh my goodness I can agree with some of these. Eldest likes to lick the shopping and hubby claims that the girls bowls have been disappearing! #SharingtheBlogLove

  17. Mummy Snowy Owl 14th May 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Oh god the licking!! Apparently my 2 year old does it as he’s a dog from Paw Patrol!

  18. Louise 16th May 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Oh yes, I can relate to these! Being followed to the toilet drives me mad. My youngest went through a licky phase – thankfully she seems to have stopped it!

  19. mommyandrory 17th May 2017 / 3:18 pm

    The snot! It’s a constant battle. I always used to wonder why you see so many kids walking round with crusty buggers stuck to their faces. It’s because after a year of constantly wiping their faces their parents finally admit defeat! #sharingthebloglove

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