Monday, June 16, 2008


I have the peskiest neighborhood kids - and here are a few things I would like to tell their parents

  • while I am glad your kids are playing outside instead of in front of the TV - it doesn't mean they need to scream like someone is cutting off their left freaking leg every five minutes. nope. it does not.
  • you should teach them that when cars come - it means get the fuck out of the road [and don't throw shit at oncoming drivers]
  • proper language for 5-10year olds should not include fuck, shit and damnit.
  • again, the yelling - always YELLING I know you are outside, but i didn't know outside voices ment YELLING?! i know i'm not a parent - but damn, i'm a nanny and i sure as shit don't the kids i watch YELL the whole time they are outside playing....
  • when a baby cries - you should not tell it to be quiet, or that "you make mommy mad when you cry" - baby does not care. BABY hello?!!

so ya, thats the klass that lives very near to me. recently i have felt the need to move. a change. maybe its the pesky neighbors, maybe i am just feeling cramped here [despite the ample space that we have] maybe its none of these things. maybe it's all of them and more.


in other news - Jen is officially, and i quote "fucking pregnant"*! and I am way too excited for her and her husband. That quote sums up her experience to get here, and the happieness I am sure she is feeling now all in two words!! I however am feeling the burnout a little bit with the big test 9 days away. It's better now than it was a few days ago, I kind of had to ride it out and I think I am back on track again. I got really nervous today all of a sudden - like holy shit this is freaking for real next week! Still trucking along full speed ahead..... AANNDD in TTC news - there isn't much, just same old business, I'm thinking this week is O week, so you know what that means! Will update as needed :)

*and, b.c i am surrounded by superfertilewomen

- in the past 2 wks (maybe 2 1/2) FIVE add'l

women have told me they are pg! congrats but sheesh share the frickin water!


DC said...

I used to live next door to a family with six very poorly-behaved children. When they got too loud, I would hose them down. If they cried to their mother, I would say, "Oops. I was just watering my roses and I must have missed." Yup, I'm going to hell.

Kristin said...

I hate it when the kids yell! Try working night shift and hearing them all damn day!! I wake up sometimes wanting to kill someone!

Katie said...

Via NaComLeavMo...
You've just listed so many of my pet hates about other peoples kids. Only bugs me when someone else is in charge of them though, I'm such a meany with all the kids that I look after with girlguiding that they know that all of the above will not be tolerated!

Jen said...

Yay! I got a shout out! :)
Thanks Andrea.

*throws bucket of babydust on Andrea's head.*

Alison said...

Oh no, we had a family similar to this family but they finally moved! How irritating!

KC said...

Yea, I gotta agree with ya on this one. Hearing kids scream and yell is like fingernails on a chalk board to me.

Stupid kids actually ruined my Sunday relaxing at the pool with all their screaming.

Is duct taping their mouths closed legal? Just curious.

margalit said...

Oh kids... they are LOUD. Really loud. Maybe they could can the swear words though.


Amylou said...

Ugh! I hate when the kids don't get out of the way when I drive by. You should get water balloons to throw at them.

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

:) i laughed at your comment on my blog.

chanting back at ya, girl!

ps hate it when kids misbehave! gah!

SAHW said...

I wish someone would share the water with me too! I've been hearing at least a couple of new announcements a's getting stressful...

via NCLM

Tiffanie said...

sadly i find most people's child raising skillz annoying and seriously lacking. like when i am seeing patients in the office and the kids are going apeshit or kicking me. i'd really like to kick the little bastards back. just once.