I can’t be the only parent that looks at their child and thinks, “Wow. You’re pretty annoying.” I understand as parents, we are supposed to recognize and take a memory snap shots of all their finest moments, but I’m not too proud to admit that hell yes, my child annoys the crap out of me. Yes, my parenting fails at moments. Yes, my child makes incredibly annoying mistakes. Please, for one day, do NOT say the word fart. I would really appreciate it. Better yet, let’s work on not saying “What the!!” I understand and appreciate that my children aren’t perfect. They make me laugh with their individuality and make me fume. And, I have to admit, that I am proud that my child talks back, thinks for himself, and colors outside the line. Okay, the talking back better not be disrespectful but question things! Go right ahead! Learn. Please develop a sense of you and be proud. I’ve been to several playgroups that when I leave, I think to myself, “Does your child do no wrong?” Of course they do! But, why does it seem that no one wants to talk about the annoying crap our children do? I love hearing about the positives but can’t we get real? Can we talk about it all?? There could be a mom who is at her wits end and feels as though she has reached her breaking point. I’ve been there. And, I’ve bounced back because of my mom friends who talk straight. And sometimes, sharing a really awful parenting moment can turn into a laugh fest that reminds us all that we all pee when we laugh.