Friday Favorites..with a twist



I’m taking a turn from Friday Favorites this week.  I’m turning it into Friday’s things I can’t stand. Just for this week.  Sometimes you just need to vent about the stupid things that annoy, scare, or bother you.  This week has been a doosy.  I think I have an ulcer, like for real, and was up all night last night sick.  I haven’t worked out since Monday, Lila’s potty training and my hubby has been traveling.  Not to boo hoo me but it’s just been one of those weeks.  Next week will be better I know it!!  Plus this weekend I get to go to the Hope Spoken conference, hear Jen Hatmaker(one of my favorite people on the planet) and spend time with my amazing pal Emily.

It takes a lot to get under my skin.  I consider myself a fairly laid back person, but I do have things that really bother me. So in the spirit of getting to know each other better(which means YOU have to share something in the comments that annoys you), here’s a list in totally random order…just because.

Potty Training

People.  Teaching a little human to pee in the toilet is the absolute WORST.  Seriously.  A strong willed human makes it even more challenging.  In the 10 minutes I’ve been trying to write this post I’ve gotten up 8 times to take her potty.  “I need to go…I don’t need to go…I need to go….I don’t need to go.” Stop the madness.  This is real time blogging people.

 Seeing her little toosh in panties makes the whole process worth it.  Cutest thing ever.   And for the record, the poo AND the pee are going in said potty.  hallelujah.  Praise Jesus.  Amen.
Runny Noses
I always swore I’d never let my kids run around with snot dripping down their faces.  For crying out loud, Kleenex exist for a REASON.  And for the record, I pretty much have found myself  doing EVERYTHING I said I’d never do when I became a mom, except this.  Runny noses must be stopped, even if it’s with my shirt sleeve.
slow internet(I know I know, first world problems)
I get infuriated when I click on something only to see that little round colorful thing pop up and start spinning.  It means I need to get up and come back later…but what if I don’t have time?  What if the kid needs to do homework…like now.  Computer’s are going to be the death of me.
warm milk
Are my kids the only ones who leave the milk out on the counter?  I poured myself a bowl of cereal last week with said milk, took a nice giant bite only to find the milk was WARM.  Barf.
I can handle(most of the time) fits and attitudes and melt downs, but whining?  Who on earth can tolerate this? I have nerves and they are often stomped on with whinyness…it’s a word.  For the love of all that is good in this world, children, stop all the whining.  Talk in a normal voice for crying. out. loud.
Can’t do it.  Never will.  How raw fish came to be a delicacy is beyond me.  Some things just need to be cooked.  Fish is one.
dirty toilets
I have 2 boys and one grown boy living in this house.  Sitting down only to find pee on the seat….hence on ME…has to be the most disgusting thing in all the world.  So, scrub toilets.  It’s necessary for survival.
talking on the phone
ask my family.  I’m not a phone talker. I love my people.  I really do.  I’m just not one to talk on the phone a lot, but it has no bearing on how much I love and care about the people in my life.  It’s just not my thing.
celebrity obsessions
Please don’t hate me for this one.  Please stick around.  I just don’t get the obsession with famous people.  I tend to want to go the opposite way of the crowd.  I’m a rebel that way.  So if EVERYONE is obsessed with a particular person or celebrity, it makes me want to find the underdog or less noticed person making a big difference and root for them.  Not that celebrities can’t have an impact on the world, they absolutely have a giant platform to do so.  I just don’t understand why we forget that they are JUST people, like us.  At one time in their life they lived very normal lives.
Cadberry eggs
Again, please don’t hate me.  But I just can’t.  Chocolate should be surrounded by peanut butter or nuts or caramel…or more chocolate.  Not some gooey yucky egg yolk looking stuff.  Ew.
Of all weather conditions, this is my all time LEAST favorite.  I just can’t stand humidity.  As a runner with respiratory issues it’s my nemesis.  It’ll kill a run for me and make me feel like I’m suffocating.  I love cool crisp thin air.  I belong in the mountains.
being tickled
If you want to see my feisty red-head come out, tickle me.  Ask my kids and my husband.  That is all.
Becoming a grown up has turned me into a total baby.  I hate heights.  Hate them.  I get clammy hands and heart palpitations.  It’s just stupid.  And while we’re on the subject, I’m not a fan of flying, sharks, or small enclosed spaces.  When did I become so boring?
married Math.  Which means, if he goes first, I’m in trouble.  I am hanging on by a thread with 3rd grade math and had to pull up my trusty iphone calculator the other day for 9×7.  In my defense,  that’s like the one that no one remembers.  6×8 or 6×6?  Those are the ones you remember.  No one remembers 9×7.  Trust me.
It never ends ya’ll.  EVER.  It just keeps coming like Lila’s runny nose.  No matter how many times I wipe that thing it keeps dripping.  Gross I know.  So is laundry.  I know it represents the little people in my life and the big person too.  I have tried praying over them as I fold hoping to make the process a little more tolerable, but it still stinks.  I just can’t get a grip on this process.  SO, if you have any miracle how to get laundry done AND PUT AWAY more efficiently, do tell.
Ok, there you have it.   I hope you know I enjoy being positive and fun and encouraging.  But I also believe that when we really get to know people, we have to see some of the yucky stuff too.  Because we’re all human and we all have bad weeks.  I sincerely hope you have had a fantastic week.  And if your week has looked more like mine, please know that the light at the end of the tunnel is here.  The weekend.  I pray you get the rest and fun and laughter and stress relief you so deserve.  See you next week!!

12 comments on “Friday Favorites..with a twist

  1. I HATE sushi and Cadberry eggs!!!!! I will not even try either one because they look disgusting!!! Our laundry is never completely caught up and most of the time we live out of the laundry baskets.

  2. Kelly! I love you!! 😛 Who puts their daughter’s tush on display? Only a proud mama!!

    I can’t believe you don’t like sushi! I am just gonna chalk it up to you just ain’t had any of the good kind!

    Lying or distortion of the truth is my biggest and all-time pet peeve. You wanna see my red hair (to which i am brunette most of the time) tell me a lie or distort the truth!

  3. I loathe when my roommate cooks and leaves her pots/pans/dishes all over the kitchen. FOR THE LOVE put them in the dishwasher. No, not the sink, because then she will let them sit there for the next 3 days. Kitchen floor, why do you always have crumbs on you? And I don’t even have kids. My roommate loves toast and two weeks ago I ran out of K-cups so I had to use actual coffee grounds…never again. THAT’S a first world problem. Also if it makes you feel better, I’ve had a load of laundry sitting in the dryer for 10 days that I have yet to fold because if I can’t see it, it’s not there. And apparently I have too many clothes because I don’t even know what’s IN the dryer anymore. Hahaha

    Happy Friday!! I hope you enjoy two days sans math homework and you get to eat a bowl of cereal with cold milk 🙂

  4. thanks Linda!! Oh my list could go on for days=) I haven’t tried prilosec. I’m taking Nexium but it’s not getting rid of it. I have an appt with a GI next Wednesday. It’s been pretty rough so hoping to get something to fix it! I’ve also tried zantac with no success. =(

  5. Well Kels, you are a genius haha. I’ll be trying it and teaching it to my 9 year old, because the way they are teaching our kids math these days is confusing as bleepedy bleep. Thanks for the tip!

  6. And since when did adding ONE extra little person make such a huge impact on laundry(have you had this problem?!).? I swear Lila added enough clothes for 20 additional people in our family. It’s insane. Glad I’m not alone!=)

  7. This post is the best. HA! Sadly, my list of dislikes is even longer. I swear I’m not that high maintenance and particular….

    Ok, on the subject of stomach issues, I am basically queen of the ailments. 🙁 I’m so sorry. Have you tried prilosec? Is it a hollow feeling or a burning? I don’t know why GI issues fascinate me.

  8. Kelly,
    Haven’t you learned the finger trick for multiplying with 9. Only works for multiplying 9 times a number less than ten. If you hold up your fingers and you put the finger Down you are multiplying by you will see that the fingers to the left of the down finger and the fingers to the right make up the total. So for 9×7. You put down your 7th finger…you have 6 fingers to the left and 3 to the right so the answer is 63

  9. Girl! The laundry is the bane of my existence! As soon as I get it all washed, folded and put up…I have another load to do. It.never.ends. Ever! Happy Friday friend!

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