Monday, February 7, 2011

RHOK MckLinky Monday - 5 Pet Peeves

Mrs. Coco over at RHOK is asking for our top 5 Pet Peeves during MckLinky Monday. Really, only 5? I know I have more but I will try to limit that because I am sure not following the rules is another person's pet peeve. Except for #1, these are in no particular order.

1. Children not restrained properly in a vehicle. Even before I had children this was my biggest pet peeve and always will be. People, are you stupid? Children can not make a wise decision about safety so you have to be the responsible adult. There are reasons that the car seats and cars have warnings. This is for your child's safety. If they are upset and you can NOT wait to get to your destination, then pull over in a parking lot and take care of the upset child. I have personally had to pull-over to nurse a baby. Inconvenient, yes but safe! If they are old enough to unbuckle or throws a fit about being buckled, then you need to stand your ground and the vehicle should not be started. I have had a difficult child and yes, we have been late to more than one activity because I REFUSE to start my van until all people are safely and properly restrained.

2. Picky eaters. I have a couple in my house that try to be picky but I am not a short-order cook. They must at least try what is put in front of them on the table or wait until the next meal. If majority of the family does not like the meal, I make a note of that and I do not fix it again. Personally, I do not like peas but I fix them because they are JB's favorite and the kids like them too. I just quietly choke them down during a meal. It is a small sacrifice on my part to make sure my family gets a variety of food in their system.

3. Negative Nellies or Neds. I have bad days and need to complain but I strive to be positive and find the good in everything. I do not always find that good I am looking for but I sure do like the happy side of things better than the bad side. I get so tired of hearing the same person complain day after day after day after day... Ok, you get the idea.

4. Texting while driving. I have been guilty of it but not anymore. If I am by myself, my phone is not in my reach so I am not tempted. If the kids are with me, then I do allow my oldest to read and answer a text for me. I never want to be the reason that one of my family members or someone else is hurt or killed because I was distracted. I could not live with that shame.

5. Snow. At this point, my home has received about 19 inches in one day last week, probably a couple of more inches a few days later and we are predicted to get about another 9 inches again this week. I will admit it is pretty and I like watching it fall. We also were able to have some great family time all together, but enough is enough. We need interaction with others and need to see something other than white.


  1. Great list! I am so sick of snow as well. WHERE is Spring??? Please Mother Nature we are begging you... lock up Old Man Winter already!

    At least you made the best of it with family time:)

  2. Great list! Thanks for linking up with The RHOK today!!

  3. Snow made my list too! And picky eaters and people that are unsafe while driving could make it on mine too!

  4. Luckily, my husband is not a picky eater. It's just the two of us. And I agree, enough is enough with the snow.

  5. Your list is very similar to mine! Children not buckled in properly makes me ill.

    I really hope I don't have a picky eater. So far, so good.

    Those negative people wear me out on a daily basis.

    I said something very similar about texting while driving. I HATE to see it!!!

    After all of our snow (and more expected this week) I'm really ready for spring.

    Thank you so much for linking up! Loved your list!!!

    (aka Mrs. Coco)

  6. Happy you linked up today : )
    Your list has me all worked up LOL.
    I loved the snow until people got mean & then texted while driving in the stuff. Hahaha!
    I'm adding you to my blogroll. Love your name.
    Fab4 - I've used it before for shirts for the kiddos. So cute!
    Stay warm & sane.

  7. I concur with 1 through 5! I should have added kiddos that are NOT buckled in! I really hate to be pulled up at a stop light and see kids in the car in front of me jumping around in the backseat. It makes me want to carry around a police light and pop it out when I need to pull someone over and make a citizens arrest.

    I have Debbie Downers on my blog. Boo to them.

    I'm pretty sure it's going to be June before we are thawed out. All of this snow is CRAZY!

    Thanks for linking up!

    (Mrs. Edwards)

  8. I totally did the buckle up peeve too! Makes me crazy!

    The picky eater peeve is brilliant. I wish I would have thought of that one. My family is picky and I'm not.

    Great list! Thank you for linking up with The RHOK today.

    Dawn AKA Mrs. Albright

  9. Yes, picky eaters and texting are things I get heated about too. I don't know what I would do with picky children eaters....ugh, I think I would give in. I know, I terrible.