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#789977 - 10/28/12 11:56 PM Moms - what drives you crazy?
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Saying "come back and get your dirty clothes and hang up your towel" after a shower.... every single time.


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#790029 - 10/29/12 10:20 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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When my children have computer time, and I give them the ten and then the five minute reminder.... and then they tell me they "just have to finish something" or they'll "lose what they've accomplished" or "can I just..."

it's the repetitive conversations...
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#790031 - 10/29/12 10:27 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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The biggest one is having to tell my daughter something several times before she listens to what you said.
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#790036 - 10/29/12 11:08 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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Whining.

I can take complaining, asking for something a million times, and even needing my undivided attention most of the day, but whining makes me pull out 1 hair at a time (lol).
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#790037 - 10/29/12 11:22 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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Clare - that was going to be my next one! Just this morning, I instituted a "severe" consequence for failing to first-time respond.


I have to agree with the whining too. I can ignore it for only so long, and then it gets to me like fingers on a chalkboard and I burst!
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#790039 - 10/29/12 11:44 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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I do the same sort of thing, Lisa. My daughter is only 3 and she gets a warning first. If it continues then things like TV goes off, toys get put away until she is ready to listen.

Whining is definitely another one, have to agree on that.


Edited by Clare - Greek Food (10/29/12 11:46 AM)
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#790045 - 10/29/12 12:17 PM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: theraven]
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Not listening the first time? What is that? My kids don't listen until I am a raving lunatic (any heightened tone makes my girls swear I am yelling).

So, I too, for my sanity and the peace of the household, have had to make them take a break from the computer or tv if they cannot function in the midst.

In fact, my girls are not allowed to get on the computer or watch tv until they have cleaned their spaces. Remember that from when you were a kid? Some of the old tricks still work like a charm.
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#790187 - 10/30/12 09:00 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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I do that too, Yvonnie. My children must put away their homework, pencils, etc. In fact, homework has to go back in the backpack. Then, they have to make sure they've done one thing to help out in the house, straighten up their rooms, and THEN they can go on the computer.

The computer thing is a big one for me. My husband is going to rig me a remote so I can turn off their computers when they don't listen to me.

How about : what should I do next? when getting ready in the morning
I've even made charts to "help" and they still ask me. smile
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#790199 - 10/30/12 12:56 PM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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Mine are older now but what drove me the most crazy was when they used to fight all the time. ugh! I played referee, judge, jury, and counselor so many times, I should have been a professional.

I taught them how to negotiate and adjudicate their own squabble but now they are older and they get along great.
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#790516 - 11/01/12 09:08 AM Re: Moms - what drives you crazy? [Re: Lisa - Moms]
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Lori - my mom repeatedly tells me that she "sat back" and let us work it out. I try so hard to do the same, but it doesn't always happen. I, too, cannot stand to hear the bickering and the inappropriate accusations and the getting all riled up for such a silly reason!

How about when you say to everyone - "ok. we're going to pick up the new glasses, make a quick trip to the grocery, and then will be home."
And then one after the other says "what are we doing, mom?" "are we going home after we get the glasses?" etc.

Even with four children, I think I sometimes have to repeat it 6 times until I finally say "everyone stop and look at me. This is what is happening...."

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