10 Things That Make Me Angry

I have been described as having a short fuse. It’s something I am trying to work on but it’s been pretty much the way I’ve been my whole life. I just have a low tolerance for B.S.  I’ve already talked about taking measures to be less angry but I was thrilled when I saw that this was a prompt over at Mama Kat’s. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are missing out. There is some serious funny going on over there. Anyway, this sort of gives me license to vent and who doesn’t love that? So here are my 10:

1. When I have to repeat myself. When I say, “Go do your treatment,” I would like it to get done the first time I ask. When I say no to a sleepover, I would like that to be the end of it.When I say, “No, I’d rather not go to Jake’s for a beer because I look like ass and everyone that we know will be there,” I’d like to hear, “Okay” and not be asked 12 more times.

2. Slow Drivers. I am not a speed demon. I drive a very old mini-van so even if I wanted to be, I couldn’t but I at least go the speed limit and maybe 5 over. The fact of the matter is that I am usually late getting to anywhere I have to go so when the cars around me are going less than the speed limit, it drives me a little crazy.

3. Ants and Mice: Do I need to even explain this? I want my house back and I want to not live in fear each time it rains. We haven’t had an appearance of Mickey but the ants…my God…how can something so small infuriate me so much?

4. Home projects from school. I do not like being back in the grade my kids are in. I just want them to work on that stuff in school and I know the school day is packed as it is so sometimes they can’t. I get it. I still don’t like when they have to do it. It especially makes me angry when I have to buy a lot of stuff for them to use or when I think THEY are supposed to do the project and when they go to turn it in, it is obvious that the other projects got A LOT of help.

5. Watching the number on the scale go up. I’ve already talked about this. It makes me angry not to be able to eat what I want. I do eat in moderation and the number still goes up. Damn 40’s.

6. Packed schedules. I am not a “schedule” person. I function better when I can do what strikes me at the moment. I don’t mind having one or two things but that is not the way of life over here. We are go, go, go. Being late falls under this, too. I used to be early or on time to things (only 5 minutes early) but after kids…I get mad when I am late and I am late a lot. Having a packed schedule means being late to several things on the same day.

7. Feeling like I am sucking at motherhood. Not all the time but sometimes. I hate when we don’t have homecooked meals. I hate when I can’t get the house picked up before Leo gets home. It makes me angry when I feel like I am doing less of a job that means so much to me. I get angry when the picture of how I want to be as a mother falls short of how I really am. I used to have a lot of patience but my kids have sucked it all up. I get angry when I can’t just BE in the moment with my kids.

8. When I have to pull up to wait for my drive-thru order. I don’t know why this makes me angry but it does. I once ordered a #5 with a McFlurry and had to pull up. I mean, c’mon! If you can’t handle that in the drive-thru, maybe you shouldn’t be considered fast food.

9. The Double Standard. Ugghhh…this makes me really angry. And before Mr./Mrs. Anonymous poster goes all out on a rant of, “You admitted that the double standard lives and breathes in your house about you being able to be friends on FB with guys,” I’m not talking about that double standard. I am talking about stuff with my kids. Your kid didn’t invite my kid to her birthday party but then you get mad that my kid didn’t invite your kid to hers (this is hypothetical since Belle hasn’t had a party in 2 years). This goes for kids calling for playdates, kids in sports, invites to anything and so on. While on this subject (it wouldn’t seem like it’s the same subject but trust me, it is), it also makes me angry when people get mad at me for things I can’t control.

10. When things don’t work like they should. Appliances, cars, bodies, you name it…it makes me a little insane when I go to use something and it is broken. Right now it is our air conditioner, the upstairs toilet and our shower and big bathtub. My car seat doesn’t work. If I move it back for Leo, I can’t move it forward without sitting there for five minutes playing with the button. By then I am swearing because I am probably late to wherever I have to go.  CF falls in this one. It makes me angry…all the time. It causes the boys’ bodies not to work they way they should and I hate it.

Whew! That felt really good. Thanks MamaKat!


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What about you? What is something that makes you angry? Go ahead and vent. You’ll feel better, I swear.

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  1. Nothing like letting off a little steam eh?

    As for #7, you’re just human. We want to do it all, be superwoman/ super mom, but it’s just not possible. I understand the anger, but go easy on yourself!

    PS: I ABHOR slow drivers and things that don’t work!
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  2. Rochelle says:

    I agree with #1– Hate repeating myself over and over. The cashier at Sams (whom I’ve never seen before) said goodbye to my daughter by her first name since I only said it 18 times during check-out.

    I can’t believe you’re still dealing with the ants issue– I’ve got a guy for you!

    #6 is one of the reasons we can never go out for a simple dinner. We both have to work on our own schedules to make that happen again!

    I absolutely hate petty drama/politics in kids sports. What is the point in all that? They’re at an age when they’ll either love the sport or leave it. All the wasted energy in producing/sustaining the drama could be spent in a much more productive way! I think that some of these parents think that their son/daughter will be in the PROS some day. The chances of that are so slim! It’s good to have aspirations- but they need to be realistic about them.

    Thanks for giving me space to vent…. there’s not much room left under the rug ! :)))

    • That cracks me about Sam’s. Maybe that is why I am so angry all the time…packed schedules keep us from hanging out. I need a little Chele time. I hear you on the drama in kids’ sports. That could have easily made my list. I love that you are coming out from under the rug!

  3. I’m feeling like a momma with a short fuse today too…
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  4. Repeating myself. Ack. Right there with you. And the number on the scale thingy, too.
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  5. Oh, I can so relate. Esp. the 40’s and the scale… I hate losing my temper.
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  6. I’m a teacher, and I hate home projects too. I think the level / amount of homework people are sending out is crazy…kids need a mental break!

    • I used to teach 2nd grade and when I think of the projects I assigned, I want to punch myself. Sorry to any former parents reading. I see the err of my ways. Homework is my biggest rant during the year. The mindless stuff kills me. Love that you visited and commented! Thanks so much!

  7. I can relate to that list. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  8. STILL have so much in common! Talking to me like I’m stupid makes me come unglued!

    • That’s a good one, too. I get that a lot when I talk to the many ER doctors that I have had to. Makes me insane. It’s why I have a hard time with our nutritionist for the boys. She does that a lot.

  9. 3,5,6, and 7 – right there with you, AnnMarie. I get so angry when I see any kind of bug in my home. It’s like, how dare they invade my space! And now that I am 42, I definitely can’t eat like I used to. I used to eat whatever, go for a few walks and maintain my size 2, and now I’m struggling to hold on to a 6/8. And all of the overscheduling, over assigning, over activity of our kids really stresses me out. Our oldest is going to be in third grade this year, and I’ve heard HORROR stories from other moms about the homework.

    Ahhh, now I can breathe. :)

    • Love that you vented with me. :) 3rd grade was when our homework nightmare started with Nico but it wasn’t so bad with the twins. That’s how I feel about the bugs, too.

  10. Oh #1, I hear ya on that one!!!! I feel like I just can’t get away from this one. If it’s not my kids, it’s my hubby, if it’s not him it’s the dog, or the kids at school. Why, just why don’t they listen and do things the first time?! UHHH Seriously!

    #3 Yeah, I’m pretty sure you sent those ants down here :) Shortly after your post about the storm and ants showing up for you, they started showing up here too. I keep meaning to tease you about it, but I forget about it !

    #7 NO YOU DON’T. You are a great mother! Some days are more challenging than others, but when it comes right down to it you are the mother your kids need. Keep your chin up!

    • Oh, no! I’m so sorry that you are dealing with ants, too! You are so sweet to say those nice things. I’m going to remember those words when I am feeling sucky. :)

  11. We totally share the same brain, I just know it. Seriously, this list is my list. All items. Every one of them. 100% my friend.
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  12. School projects!!! Ugh! I hate those too!

    And we’re currently dealing with little ants and you’re right…so disgusting.
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    • I am convinced that all the ants in the world have some sort of plot against me. I did a walk around my house and it made me sick to see how many are surrounding the house. The ant guy comes at 2 and I’m going to try really hard not to be a major beeyotch to him. Sorry that you are dealing with them too.

  13. I so hear you on number 10… I really am starting to hate this house… things are just constantly going wrong! Ugh… Also, school projects are the worst. It wasn’t too bad this past school year since they are going to a new school… I hope, it continues this year too. Hope you feel a bit better after venting.
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  14. Grace is allergic to ants, but I just can’t bring myself to hate them wholesale. I’ve never been the same since “Ants” and “A Bug’s Life.” Changed my life forever.

    What makes me mad?

    When the pizza slides to one side of the pizza on the ride home. There should be some feature in my car’s suspension system, or maybe in a protective cheese-holding box, to prevent this.

    It’s 2012, for Pete’s sake.

    • I LOVED “A Bug’s Life” but it doesn’t feel like Flit has come to live here. It feels more like and invasion of my home and I want them to crawl back to Pixar and Disney where I can watch them on TV instead of on my kitchen table! How did you figure out Grace was allergic to them?

      Speaking of pizza, I hate when I wait all day knowing I am going to order my favorite (Lou Malnati’s) and it comes burnt. Hate that. I like your idea…you might have something there. I think you should explore that.

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