Things I've Had Just About Enough Of

I'm always cautious about a ranty-like post, because I feel like it gives off the wrong impression. I'm not in a bad mood. I'm not angry. And I'm really not even trying to be negative. I don't like to be negative. I'm not a complainer. But the box of chocolates that we call life has been particularly crowded with the the gross nut clusters and weirdly-textured fruit cream things lately, and when that happens, we get a post like this:

Things I've Had Just About Enough Of

Mothers/parents acting like they're a persecuted population. "It's so harrrrrd!" Yeah, I know. So did you, before you had your baby, probably. You're not victims just because it's not fun and awesome 100% of the time, and acting like parenthood is a disability is insulting to (a) those who are truly disabled or persecuted and (b) the people who would do absolutely anything to be a parent but cannot. "They hate children, they're such monsters!" No. Merchants and customers don't owe you special forgiveness because your kid is screaming in the store; you owe your fellow patrons the courtesy of quieting or leaving with your screaming kid.
On a related note, I'm tired of the purposefully child-free population being treated like freaks because we/they (TBD if I'm a we or a they) don't want to join your vomity, whiney club where projectile poop is the price of membership. I don't hate kids. I used to be a nanny! But I'm not an asshole for not wanting parenthood to be a part of my life anywhere in the near future.

Snow. What is grass? What does the color green even look like? What does this road look like without cavernous potholes caused by rock salt? Is "warm" even a thing anymore?
Wind. Just stop it.

The yogis in the class after mine who strong-arm us out of the studio faster than our teacher can say "namaste." It's not very yogic of you. You have 15 minutes. Chill.

People pitying me because I'm single and apparently nothing else I do with my life can be adequately fulfilling as long as I don't have a significant other. Seriously, are we done with this yet? Sigh.

Not sleeping at night because my body can't get it together and follow a regular damn circadian rhythm. And then being so tired I feel drunk the next day.

"Uptown Funk" and every single Rihanna song I've ever heard. Radio DJs, there are other songs you can play. Just FYI.
My poor beautiful Jeep baby sporting a sheen of salt and snow. Sirius Black is not looking shiny black right now and I of the black car enthusiasts club am goddamn tired of it.

Meetings that run needlessly long because people like the sounds of their own voices so much that they simply must "um, like, ya know?" every 15 seconds. Just spit it out!

It not being chiropractor day.

What have you had just about enough of lately?

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  1. This....is basically why I love you.
    Do your mom thing if you want but leave me alone about it please. I know it's hard and that's why I don't want to do it. I don't even feel bad about that.
    The other day there was a little patch of grass among the snow when I was walking Bane and I stopped him to be like oh look, grass! Do you remember this? I honestly wasn't sure if he would still know what it was. Okay it's been like 3 weeks which I know doesn't compare to you but still. I just want to not see a blanket of white everywhere, is that too much to ask?!
    I was just thinking today how badly I am going to need to have my car cleaned before next week because no way am I letting you and Kristen see it in all its snowy, salty glory. Just no.

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  2. don't even get me started on shitty parenting. the thing is, a lot of parents these days let the ipad or tv parent their kids because that frees up their own time to do whatever *they* want. then when the kids act up because oh i dont know, THEY HAVEN'T RAISED THEM PROPERLY, they act like society should accept that "they're just being kids". no, your kids are punkass brats who have no boundaries or rules to follow at home. what's worse, these parents fully allow others like teachers and store clerks or other parents at the park to parent their kids or reprimand them while they kick back with their laptop or phone or whatever. time and time again, i see these asshole parents (or grandparents) not doing shit about their barbarian punkass kids wreaking havoc on every other kid in the park and they do nothing about it because they're too busy socializing or their faces are in their phones.

    whiny ass punk brats develop in the home, believe me. they have zero rules at home (or very lax ones) or their parents give in to every whine and cry so they continue this behaviour and then the world has to deal with these asshole kids. straight up, kids are born assholes; yeah i said it. they are demanding, inconsiderate, selfish, whiny little people and it's the parents who have to deasshole them; to teach them socially acceptable behavior and what is right from wrong...which a lot of parents are lacking in that department. i see that shit all the time at school, in the grocery store, every where! kayla sees this too and quietly asks me: why is that boy (or girl) acting like that, mommy? doesn't she know she'll get in trouble? LOLOLOL even a 6yr old knows this!

    /end rant. sorry about that; i obvs gots a lot to say about shity parenting!

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  3. My "DJ" played Uptown Funk when we walked into the wedding reception......Mark leaned over to me and goes "I HATE this song"......that image will now be forever burned in my brain.

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  4. lol to the mom thing. youre not a martyr you had sex and the byproduct of sex. you aren't the first you wont be the last. I have unfollowed so many of my friends who are mom's on facebook cause they irritate me with all the momness. luckily I don't get bothered too often by others about my non-child status. I am in the same category as you, I could still go either way. but my family is pretty cool about it and I work with two other women who are childless by choice and in their 50's s they think its great I don't have any.

    But if I can rant about whats bothering me, and funny enough it still has to do with kids. one of the dudes I work with humblebrags about his kid alllllll day and I've made a point to adopt a particularly disinterested face when he talks about him but he hasn't quite caught on that IDGAF.

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  5. Yes girl, just yes!!! I cant stand shitty parents or those who look at me and other people who dont have kids like we are some kind of freaks. You give your judgy stares as your out of control kid is screaming and taking shit out of MY cart in line at Target. That is what I like to call birth control thanks!

    People in general just piss me off lately. Like stop being so crappy all the time! Everyone is so damn entitled this days and acts like they are the only ones on the planet. I cant stand it!!!!!!!!

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  6. WAIT you mean it's possible to be single AND HAPPY? we're not just pretending to be happy + secretly wishing we were those miserable moms?!

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  7. I think it's hilarious that MA spends so much money repairing the roads in the spring and summer only to ruin them with the trucks in the winter!! grass...how about the sun, what does that look like/feel like! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  8. Amen! And I second what Kathy said. I hate mommy whiny-ness and entitlement. You are entitled to nothing. Your children are entitled to nothing. Deal with it.

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  9. The way you feel about Uptown Funk is the way I feel about every Ariana Grande and Sam Smith song ever made. MAKE IT STOP.

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  10. Haha, while I can't say I'm terribly fed-up with anything lately I can relate to a lot of these. Especially the meetings running long for no apparent reason one. Just why? And a as the person who is always too early for everything, I'm probably that yogi wanting in, however I'd never strong-arm you out. I'd just feel a tad awkward for being there so early and be trying to look busy in the hallway lol Also I really hope you can get some sleep soon!!

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  11. Typical. My comment didn't post. Umm... I said I love this post and you get all the snaps for adding a Disney gif. And I'm so tired of winter and its tundra-ness. And those are bad yogis. And not in the good way. Where are you going btw?

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  12. Dude uptown funk makes me want to shove something up those artists butts. I loathe it and I feel like it's on almost every spotify channel between 2-15. FML. Granted, there's a million more channels, but that's 25% of my favorites right there.

    On the kid thing.. I have a friend who was ANTI kids as long as I've known her. Then she met her (now) husband who already had a kid and she (imo) OVER embraced the step-mom thing. 95% of everything she posts on social media is about being a stepmom and blahblahblah just kill me. I get changing your mind, but spare the rest of us. PLEASE.

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  13. Well Im up as usual after 12 where I am because sleep eludes me. So i feel you on that one for sure! I also agree with the one about mothers. It irritates me to hear people complaining about how hard it is. Ill stop there because I can rant all day about that. Also I am single ... Im not diseased. Please stop looking at me with pity ffs. Ahhh so many of these girl. So many!

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  14. Meeeeetings that go too long for philosophical conversations and i-like-to-hear-myself-talkers, THE worst. I could have an entire twitter account devoted to pointless sentences people use daily.

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  15. wait wait wait - the pot holes are caused by the salt? i didn't know this. no wonder there are so many damn holes on way home now. i was like wtf did someone come through with a sledgehammer or something.

    seriously though, the parents. i love kids, i want to be a mother. everyone is all like 'you'll feel differently when you have them'. look, i don't blame a parent if their kid is screaming the whole time during a 16 HOUR FLIGHT and I try to be understanding, but seriously - there has to be something you can do, I blame you for not preparing properly. I am not actually mad at you, I am mad at the situation. That being said, if I put a pillow over my head or try to block out the noise, you are not the damn victim because I don't want to listen anymore. Get over your damn self.

    Seriously. RAGE.

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  16. Um, yes, to all of this. Except change the word meetings to classes, which is super annoying because if they would just spit it out, I wouldn't have to wait an extra hour for the next train to get home! And I am raging at the fact that more snow is on the way. I know we're in the Northeast and should expect it, but it's getting pretty old at this point.

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  17. I am a mother and there are few things that get under my skin more than parents demanding they be treated differently and/or parents thinking their special snowflake child is entitled to run around acting like an ass. No. Just no. Teach your kid manners and respect. Similarly, if you don't want kids, that's your right and anyone who tries to make you feel bad about it is straight up wrong. It's a personal choice and kudos to anyone who doesn't have a kid simply because they feel pressure to.

    On another note, winter needs to go.

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  18. I seriously cannot stand children who have not been taught how to be respectful or have manners. Thankfully my son does well out in public, but if he were going to throw a shit-storm of a tantrum I am hauling his ass outta there and boy is he in trouble once we get to the car. It is not okay to allow your child to be a total brat and then expect others to be patient with them or give you their sympathy. However, I know that there are some just bad days and I totally get that because I have had those too. Also, if you don't want to have kids that is fine by me :) I always have people asking if I am going to have any more children, nope! No thanks. One and done is good for me ha ha!

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