Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My 10 Pet Peeves - Assignment

Once again it's been a long time since I last blogged. I'm living in baby land. Anyway, my ten pet peeves - I chose this assigment because it sounded so easy.

1. This is a new peeve, but it definitely ranks as number 0ne: People staring at me in the shops because I have a black baby. Everytime I go out I have to steel myself against this and stop myself from yelling "Hey, what are you looking at - you got a problem - you want a problem?!?"
Madonna, Angelina (embarassed cough), um, I'm not sure how to break this to you, er....... I know you think everyone stares at you because you're famous......... Sorry, that's not it. It's because you each have a black baby!

2. Anybody who is always late and doesn't bother to let me know.

3. Bad table manners.

4. People who smoke - especially when around children, when pregnant or breastfeeding.

5. Rude, badly behaved, nasty, tantrum-throwing children. Let me clarify, all children try all these things from time to time, but they have to be taught from the outset that it's not acceptable behaviour. I managed to teach mine from when they were small - it is possible!

6. Speedo swimming costumes (the ones that look like tiny underpants) on any male older than 5 years old.

7. Kids' inability to put ANYTHING into the dishwasher which is right next to the sink which is the dumping ground.

8. Human Airbags. IE: people who allow small children and babies to sit on their lap in the front seat of the car, or people who just don't bother to strap their children into a car seat.


9. Irresponsible fathers. My ex used to be my prime example, however, upon meeting with Simmi's father, I've a new perspective on this. In court last week he informed the magistrate that he doesn't want Simmi because he has 3 other children from various women, and Simmi is not a boy! This is Africa...

10. Good grief, I'm on number 10 already! I could go on all day... Well at number 10 we have Bad Service. No matter from what source, restaurants, shops, builders, plumbers - whatever. I hate to receive bad service and can get extremely vocal about it. Clear the room if you ever see me storming into a shop!

14 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A good list but I did sense you were just get a head of steam up! Perhaps it would have still been in the rules to press on to 20. Double points,perhaps.

Sometimes Sophia said...

What a liberating prompt. It's like a therapy session. Your list was great. Smokers was one I forgot, but ranks right up there with the other irksome things that clueless people do.

Sam_I_am said...

Heart your number 5.I tried that once when I was little and my mom promptly grabbed a handful of hair and helped me back to my feet. I was the perfect child after that. I used to do behavioral therapy with kids, but I quit cuz I couldn't take the parents.

Kelly said...

Love your list! I forgot about people that are always late....Must go and edit my list!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

great post! i agree!
lol at people staring at madonna and angelina not because they are famous... your gonna crush them!

Michelle said...

I think that is awesome that you are a foster mom. I would have a hard time giving a baby back!

Great list of peeves....we certainly share many of them. :)

Ashley said...

I love your list! And I must say, Simmi is beautiful!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Those people are just staring because they can't bleieve how insanely lucky you are to have such a cute kid. Call it envy.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Great 10 pet peeves...agree with all of them.

I'd stare at you in a store too. But not cause you have a black baby. But because you have an extremely, adorable little cutie pie baby! (stupid people suck)

Sam said...

ha ha - pet peeves build up faster than you think!! I had more peeves than I realised I had and I am sure that I could have thought of more!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I'm so glad you play because it gives me a chance to catch up on your life over the past week. I'm just captivated by this story. What a gerk that Dad!

And people can be rude...I take care of a girl who's parents are white and adopted her from China. She's beautiful and they get all kinds of rude questions and stares. I think people are so intrigued they kind of forget themselves...either way, she's beautiful and you are wonderful with her!!

laura bacon said...

Your list is great!! And, your baby girl is just yummy!! I would get nothing done with such a snuggle-bug. I'd have to play and cuddle all day!!

jori-o said...

Great list! I totally forgot to add bad service to MY list...! Maybe we should go to 20...
That baby is BEE-YOOtiful!

Superstar said...

OMG You so need to blog more!!!

I resemble #7. Im an adult,so what is my excuse? *gasps* my own lazyness...OH NO!!! I hate lazy people!!! I must change my ways!!

LOL @ the baby remark.

I think what you are doing is awesome. My BF/SO and I don't want to have kiddos, but have often talked about being foster parents.

Thank you!