10 annoying kids phrases I'd like to ban forever

Katherine - posted on 03/22/2011 ( 59 moms have responded )

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None of my children were early talkers. I waited and waited and waited to hear those precious first words come out of their sweet lips, and they were just as wondrous as I'd hope they'd be. I love when young kids mispronounce words and learn to string sentences together. So stinking cute and such a joy to witness. It's all so magical.

However, there are some things I'd be happy never, ever to hear again ... things like these:

1. "I wet myself." Said inevitably the very night I have changed the sheets.

2. "It wasn't me!" preceded by a loud bang. Never a good sign.

3. "MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY!" Amazing how a word that once sounded so beautiful can become the most annoying thing ever when it's yelled seven times in a row.

4. "My tummy hurts." Either a sign of upcoming vomit or diarrhea. Two banes of my existence.

5. "Don't be mad, but ..." A pretty sure sign that I will in fact be mad.

6. Why. Repeated with why. Followed by why. Sometimes I just don't know!

7. "My head is itchy." No. Not lice. For the love of God, not lice. Anything but lice.

8. "I have to go potty." Said on the highway, in a snow suit, or in the middle of a movie. Always.

9. "But so and so's parents let them!" Remind me why I'm supposed to care about so and so? Because I don't.

10. "I'm telling the truth!" While turning bright red and stuttering. I know you way better than that, kid. Just stop.



What about you? What's your least favorite thing to hear?

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Kate CP - posted on 03/22/2011

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Anything said in a whine. I hate whining. I hate it. Hate hate hate hate hate it.

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If i hear it's mine more then 3 times for whatever it is it become MINE and they loose it for the rest of the day.

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Me: Who did this??? Who made the mess???
Ava: Bubby did it. He's a bad boy.
Jadyn: Sissy did it. She's a bad girl.
Me: Thanks for your honesty kiddos! Now you're both in trouble!

Sharon - posted on 03/22/2011

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I don't know.

When asked why they feel a certain way, or why they did something. OMG, I hate that phrase. To me, knowing why they did something or feel a certain way is key to development but .... UGH...

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/25/2011

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"momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, MOMMA! MOMMA! MOMMA!"

"WHAT!?!"

"ummmmmmm....I forgot"

Sonia - posted on 03/25/2011

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"For real I didnt lie, for real" Whatever, Can you wait? For real makes me crazy!!

Brandi - posted on 03/24/2011

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My kids don't have any phrases.

The ONLY things that bother me is: My oldest rolls his eyes, he is 6. My 4 year old ONLY has an outside voice, he doesn't have an inside voice whatsoever. My 4 year old step-son is a whiner. Dear God, I cannot stand a whiner.

Brandi - posted on 03/24/2011

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My kids don't have any phrases.

The ONLY things that bother me is: My oldest rolls his eyes, he is 6. My 4 year old ONLY has an outside voice, he doesn't have an inside voice whatsoever. My 4 year old step-son is a whiner. Dear God, I cannot stand a whiner.

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When I get the momomomomomomomomom drone I just repeat his name back to him what's up EthanEthanEthanEthanEthanEthan. It seems to work at the moment and he stops saying it :-)

Merry - posted on 03/23/2011

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Eric is 2 he says something like
'coat off?' I say 'ok'
He says 'coat off?' I say 'yes one minute' as I take my own coat off
He says 'Coat off!' I say 'wait one minute'
He says 'COAT OFF!!!'
And finally my own coat is off and hung up and so I take off his coat.
I mean seriously I said I'd do it, he understands what one minute means he knows what wait means but he is so insistent that I do it immediately!
And that goes for most things he asks for
Drinks, food, etc
And of course there's the
mom, -what?-
mom, -what?-
mom, -what eric?-
mom, -eric what do you need?-
mom, -WHAT?
hi *smiles*
ahh! :)

Jenni - posted on 03/23/2011

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"I can't find......" These are my two choices when I hear this:

A) Look for the missing toy for the next 30 mins

B) Listen to a tantrum for the next 30 mins

Completing A does not mean I won't have to repeat choice A in under 5 mins of completion. Infact, my husband and I just spent the last 2 hours of choice A... and maybe a little bit of B... SD and son kept losing/misplacing their CARS and no word of a lie we just spent the last 2 hours looking for one after the other!!!!!! ARRRGGGG.... ok this phrase ABSOLUTELY needs to be banned!!! It's a combination of looking for something you could really care less about for far too much time than it's actually worth and listening to incessant whinning until you find it. Ok I needed a little vent... because yet again my son is looking for "Mater".... I blame it on my husband for wanting to buy him every available character from the CARS movie. :/

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No....yeah thats pretty much it I just can't stand that word how about we elaborate like um mum I'd rather not go to bed right now or actually I would prefer that other toy etc. etc. alas I live in a house where the second I open my mouth I'm getting a billion friggen No's thrown at me urgh.

Candice - posted on 03/23/2011

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we have just hit the terrible twos early.. so id have to say the word no. lol

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My 2 bigger kids have started a new habit of climbing into bed with me at 6am which they now use to start the day with fighting " He's touching me" "she's touching me" Which is then followed by the older one hitting the younger one saying "don't touch me".
Great start to the day thanks kids!

Desiree - posted on 03/23/2011

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Sorry to disappoint you Stephanie it's not a toddler thing, it seems to stick indefinatly. My son is always saying "I can't.... especially if he has lost it. Normaly it is accompanied by did you look your way or mine. because I know if I look I will find it.
How about " I promise.....", Hmmm that get me thinking every time.
"Mommy my sister/brother........!" OH COME ON! it's 6 in the morning how can you fighting already?

Aliska - posted on 03/23/2011

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'I wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllll' in a long, drawn-out, exasperated whine when asked to do something, it usually means it will still be un-done when asked again 15 mins later.

Cyndel - posted on 03/23/2011

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Heave post-Apocalypse sigh 'Oooookaayyy'.
'Mommy do it' after being told to do something.
'Minute mommy minute' when I tell him to do something.
He gets away with exactly zero of these.
A big one lately has been lying about pooping in his pull-ups. I do NOT allow lying EVER. So he gets in BIG trouble for that. But I do make sure he understands that mommy isn't mad about him pooping his pull-up, I'm disappointed that he lied and it is the lying that got him in trouble not the messy pull-up.

Johnny - posted on 03/22/2011

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Tonight trying to get her to bed:

"You need to sleep in your own bed sweetie"

"No I don't want to"

"What's wrong with your bed?"

"It's white."

Okey dokey then....

JuLeah - posted on 03/22/2011

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When she was a baby ... "Ut oh Mama" these words were spoken soon after or right before a crash.

As we are running out the door to school, "Ohh Mama, I forgot to tell you, but I need ..."

To an adult friend, "My Mama's cool. Her arm muscles hang down and swing"

"I did brush my teeth" (insert, wash my hair, brush my hair)

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Mine's not a phrase... it's silence when I ask them to stop/do something/move/whatever... My 3 year-old and 2 year-old have made it their personal mission to ignore everything I say lately and it is MUCH more annoying that any phrase said over and over and over again... Ugh...

Danielle - posted on 03/22/2011

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Lets see..I have a few lol.
"Mooommmm...I'm hungry".(Every five minutes) You're not hungry! You're bored!
"It's not fair that Paris gets to____." Well you get to do alot of things. lifes not fair better you learn that now.
"I NEED THAT!!!" (every toy commercial that comes on tv) Yeah you need that like I need a hole in my head.
"Are we going to look at a house?" (5mins and one answer later) "Are we going to look at a house?" NO! WE'RE GONNA LIVE IN THE TRUCK! (We're house hunting lol)
And don't get me started on tattling. My kids are so bad that they even tattle on the frikkin dog! If you're not bleeding and it aint broke I don't want to hear about it.

My favorite was when my daughter was potty training: Paris, why are your panties wet?
Ecause...Lola peed in them.
So she peed in them while you were wearing them?
Yup.
(Did I mention Lola's the dog?)

Veronica - posted on 03/22/2011

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The older kids blame everything on the younger kids - yea, the 11mo. old climbed the cupboards - im sure of that! hahaha
I can never tell my kids about anything, until i can do it, or get it then and there - otherwise they will bug the shit out of me from the moment i say something, til they get it - for instance - i told the kids i was going to get them a treat -- but in a couple of days - the following couple of days, i was asked a million time when, what was it, did i get it yet, how many more days, hours, etc.

Interrigation (spelling?) -- my kids have to know it all - when, where, why, how, why, what, why - etc. You cant just answer with a simple answer, it has to be fully explained.
"I'm huuUUuunnggryyyy" or "Im still hungry" - after they are fed, or while Im cooking dinner - me: "dont you seeee im cooking supper here?! " or "you just ate!!" With six mouths to feed, im constantly being asked this one!! (not by the baby, but when he cries for his food/bottle too!)

I have a lot of similar ones as everyone else does on here - but the one that i like to throw back at the kids is this one= all of the kids first time they start saying and using, "I Not!" i just came back with, "I know your are a Knott - now do as i told you to!" hahahaha That stops them in their tracks, and makes them think - i dont think any of them get it!

Emily - posted on 03/22/2011

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Oh, I forgot one...

"It's YOUR fault!" "No, it's YOUR fault" "No, it's YOUR fault" (repeat ad nauseam) - Yelled back and forth accusingly between siblings who just got in trouble for fighting. Ugh. SO exasperating!

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When trying to make my son pp in the potty:

"I can't, I can't"

"The potty is broken, mommy."

"My pp is broken, mommy."

"Run! Captain Hook is coming, mommy!!!" ; )

Kate CP - posted on 03/22/2011

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"But I don't FEEL like going potty!"

Tough titties, kiddo. I'm tired of pee in the panties. :P

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2011

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OMGosh! I have a few:
*when asked who did it(I have 4 girls under 8) "Not me"-they all 4 say this one after the other, UGH drives me nuts!
*When I'm telling them something, "Why?" and I usually run out of answers...then I say "I dunno"...and they will continue with "Why don't you know?"
*When made to go to their room for being bad (time out) I hear them yell "Meanie Mommy!"
*Most of all, it's the looks they can give sometimes! That drives me more nuts! lol
* when they respond to my 'NO's' : "But it's not fair!"....um, last time I checked, LIFE isn't fair sweetie!" LOL
*When told to go to bed "I'm thirsty" or "I'm hungry" or "I gotta go potty" (keep in mind that they JUST ate, drank AND went potty!)
*When told to do something "Ok, in a minute"....UGH! Do it now, child! LOL
*When I caught my 4 yr old putting a whole roll of tp in the toilet, I asked "who did that?", her reply "Not me, it was Emily!" (her twin sister...that was in BED asleep!!! LOL)
I have so many more.....but those are my most annoying ones.

Jenni - posted on 03/22/2011

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"Ben's not sharing!" (My 3.5 yo SD) This means my son just picked up a toy and upon seeing him with it she decides she wants to play with it.

Vegemite - posted on 03/22/2011

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3 year old says these and has taught 19month old

"No way, go away!" when he doesn't want to do something

"oh man" swiper from dora

"I waaaant, I waaaant" When they want something they know they aren't allowed to have.

"It's mine, no sharing"

My oldest son also will ask for a lolly which are only for treats and good behaviour. When I say no he'll ask for 3, I'll say no, he'll ask for 7 and so on. Why he thinks if he can't have 1 he'll be able to have 7 is beyond me but it is funny.

Caitlin - posted on 03/22/2011

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Here it's "Snack?.. snack?" repeated many times.. usually right after feeding her a meal - that of course she never finishes because she's "done".

My other one I dread to hear while the kids are in the playroom and i'm out of eyesight.. "Zoe's a horse!" (said by Kayla - 2 1/2 years old about Zoe.. 13 months old who loves to crawl).. This is usually followed by me yelling that "zoe is NOT a horse" or, if i'm not fast enough, a flattened and crying baby.

That's pretty much it here, but not much language has errupted yet, i'm not looking forward to many of these things..

Krista - posted on 03/22/2011

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I waited and waited and waited for him to say "Mama". He said it for all of three days. It was lovely and delightful.

Now? It's "Maaaahhhhhhhh...." in a whining tone, while pointing to something he wants, but then doesn't want anymore as soon as it's handed to him.

Nikki - posted on 03/22/2011

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"enough, down, nah, more" in the context that every time my daughter is in her high chair she says she has had enough and wants to get down. I unbuckle her or take some food away, she cracks it and wants more. Every time. Usually she doesn't eat more. It's so frustrating.

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I don't know and the shrug of the shoulders.

Ella did it.

Adam did it.

Mummy, mummy.... Yes.....Ummmmm....Go and play then......But i want to talk to you...... what about....... Ummmmm. Grrrrrrr Annoyes me so much.

Or the favourite when he is in trouble from my 2 and a half yr old. Your naughty you go policemans. I don't like you anymore.

Meghan - posted on 03/22/2011

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ohh I forgot, silence and then a laugh (or the word "wheeeee") usually means something is about to fall, break or I need to grab a new roll of toilet paper!

Jenni - posted on 03/22/2011

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"Huh?" my 2 year old says this. Drives me up the wall! Don't know where he picked it up. I always say excuse me? or Pardon?
"Play MOMMY PLAY!" when I am playing! He still needs to repeat it every two minutes while we're playing 'race cars'. :P

Ez - posted on 03/22/2011

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'I don't like it' - This just happened ten minutes ago after she asked for kiwi fruit, and after she ate two yesterday.

Bonnie - posted on 03/22/2011

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I don't know

Oh, but why? (even though they were clearly just given the reason why)

I don't want to

Awwwww (said in a whining tone)

Just a minute

Corena - posted on 03/22/2011

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OH! I forgot!

ANY kind of "ghetto" talk from my very white bread teens who most definitely did NOT grow up in the ghetto!
Speak English! Aiiight is not actually a word, either is sup in the context you are using.

Corena - posted on 03/22/2011

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I don't know.
Whatever.
Mine!
"the sigh" you know, the one that signifies that you are the worst mother in the world and have irreperably ruined their life by not allowing them to do anything they want.
NO!


I'm super lucky! I have a 17, 16 & 2 year old! I get all the best phases at the same time! Yay me!

Becky - posted on 03/22/2011

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No
I can't
Why? But why? Why?
Get me ....... RIGHT NOW! Or Do ....... RiGHT NOW! DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!
We're in a very demanding stage right now!

Ez - posted on 03/22/2011

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'I'll do it MYSELF' - You're 2, you can't always do things yourself.

'Don't TOUCH me!!!' - must be yellled :-/

'Mummy I made a mess' - never a good thing, and usually involves food.

'Where's ______? Mummy find it' - You've got two feet and a heartbeat. Find it yourself ;)

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My all time favourite...which I cannot wait for my son to say is (insert sarcasm here)...

Kid - Are we nearly there yet?
Me - No we've got another 2 hours to go

5 minutes later

Kid - ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?
Me - No We still have 2 hours to go

You get the idea OMG I do NOT know how parents cope with this one.

My son has only just started saying no to things he doesn't want to do, we find it quite comical at the moment when we ask him a question and he responds with "nah" I'm sure that'll get old soon though :-)

Emily - posted on 03/22/2011

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The bane of my existence is by far the "I don't know", always in said in response to me asking why they did something. Arg!

"But Daddy said I could!" - The proper response to this eludes me. I know, united front, and all... but he has such different - read LOW - standards.

"Mama, watch this!" - Inevitably followed by something so dreadfully dangerous that it never occurred to me that they would attempt it... and me screaming for them to stop it before they get killed. Motherhood should not be this stressful.

"Can I have a snack?" - After I JUST told them dinner would be ready in 10 minutes.

Johnny - posted on 03/22/2011

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"You can't make me" Seriously kid? You're 2 1/2. I can make you. I had not expected this one until at least 5. Very irritating.

Expansions on NO:

No thank you.
No way.
No think so.
Not at all!
No yes.

That last one really befuddles me. What does that mean?

Nikkole - posted on 03/22/2011

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1.) MOM,MOM.MOM,MOM
2.) I didn't do it
3.) can i have JUST ONE (after telling him no 20 times)
4.) BUT mom its not fair
5.) No mom

Laura - posted on 03/22/2011

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"Someday can I have..." or "Someday can we go..." depending on what commercial he just saw on TV.

And when we're trying to go to bed. "Mom" me, "what?" him, "UMMMM"

Jenni - posted on 03/22/2011

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New phrase my son just learned: "Imma have just one!" Of course once he has just one, all bets are off... he will ask for "'nother one... PLEEEEAAAASEE!"

Meghan - posted on 03/22/2011

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"I can't"
"can I have a snack?" Right after I already asked him, he said no, and I have sat down

Amy - posted on 03/22/2011

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Oh, Mary, my son yells "NO, THANK YOU!" at times when frustrated. Part of terrible twos maybe. Still annoying. Say it nicely.......

Mary - posted on 03/22/2011

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Julianne, give her a few months, and she will move up to "NO WAY"....this gets under my skin like nothing else! What's worse is that I keep telling her to say "No, thank you" instead, which she converts to "No way no thank you !!"

ARGHHHHHH!

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no.
gabby loves this word. Everytime i ask her to do anything, she says no....we're off to a great start :)

Amy - posted on 03/22/2011

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Oh sharon - spot on.

"I don't know." REally?? You must have some reasoning, kiddo.

lately though it's "what? he hit himself." uh huh. sure he did. liar.

or the ever favorite "I don't WANT to." tough. you're going to anyway.

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