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What Things Do Other Parents Do That Annoy You?

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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5 Annoying Things Parents of School-Aged Kids Do

Posted by Kristen Chase

Annoying things parents doWhen my kids were little, they were with me most of the time, so for the most part, I didn't have to deal with the choices of other parents.  Hey, I'm not perfect, but I would like to think I'm pretty considerate of others. Well, most of the time, anyway. 

But now that they're all in school, it's like a constant barrage of inconsiderate behavior. Oh the annoying things parents do!

If you've got school-aged kids like me, then my guess is that you've had to deal with this as well. And while I do my best to grin and bear it, I'd really love to give these parents a piece of my mind.

  1. Send sick kids to school. Yes, I know parents work (I do!), and I know that it's hard to figure out care for them if you can't take off, but seriously, if your kid has a fever or uh, HEAD LICE, you're putting other kids at risk. Keep them home!
  2. Don't follow the classroom rules. When a memo is sent that no candy is allowed for school celebrations, like Valentine's Day for example, please follow that rule. Why not feed your own kid all the Fun Dip that you sent in? Or better, I'll send my kids to your house after they've eaten it all.
  3. Let them wear costumes. Do you realize how hard I have to try to get my kids to not wear ridiculous things to school? It's a daily battle. So when you let your kid wear a Spiderman outfit to class, I get to hear all about it for weeks and weeks.
  4. Let little girls wear high heels. Call me a "fuddy-duddy" but shoes with more than an inch heel on girls that are under 10 seems to be a poor decision, not just because really? do little girls need to wear shoes like that? but it's also not safe. Please stick to the good-old Mary Janes or sneakers!
  5. Pack crazy lunches. Whether it's piles of candy or those ridiculous bento-style lunches with fancy shaped sandwiches, enough already! Cookie cutters are for cookies; not strawberries cut in pretty shapes. I'm tired of hearing how boring my sandwiches and baby carrots are.

 

What things to other parents do that annoy you?

by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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Melissa_anne
by Representative on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

cool i dont do any of these LOL

 

Ferrari
by Felicia on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM
Oh let's see lol my son's school's parking lot only has one opening that is for both the entrance Nd exit. If everyone just follows the rules it would run a lot smoother but no. Some of parked right in the entrance and so the line gets slowed down. Pretty much becomes a standstill. Plus during certain times you are not supposed to turn left. AND of course most don't follow this so it just slows there whole process down.
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easinpc
by Emily on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

My son has a road along side the school that during drop off & pick up hours becomes a one way road and no double parking allowed.  However there are always a few parents that feel those rules dont apply to them and come down the wrong way or double park.  Sadly there have been a few kids hit over the past 15 years but thankfully they are finally doing something to change the area for drop offs & pick ups!


Quoting Ferrari:

Oh let's see lol my son's school's parking lot only has one opening that is for both the entrance Nd exit. If everyone just follows the rules it would run a lot smoother but no. Some of parked right in the entrance and so the line gets slowed down. Pretty much becomes a standstill. Plus during certain times you are not supposed to turn left. AND of course most don't follow this so it just slows there whole process down.


 

meam4444
by Representative on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Knowingly sending your child to school when they are sick, lice, (or haven't been on antibiotics for 24 hours), drives me crazy!!

Sewsofun
by Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Specifically right now I'm annoyed at one parent in particular. My son just got invited to his first birthday party outside of family. She sent it in to school inviting everyone to chuck e cheese. But its also a joint birthday party with her younger non school aged son. There are 26 kids in my sons class, presuming they all come, how would they be able to afford tokens and pizza for all, plus keep track of them all and are we supposed to get presents for the other child too? Or are we required to chaperone our own children? My son really wants to go but I don't feel comfortable with it so I haven't RSVP yet. Ahhh!
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MamaRoberts
by New Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM
Parents who invite my boys to sleep over but make no attempt to get to know me prior and then act all bent out of shape when we decline because I do not know them.... Sorry, I would rather sound like a psycho, then find out too late that you actually are a psycho...
meam4444
by Representative on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM

 I would probably give her a call to clarify some questions (i.e. if you need to stay to watch your child, her logistics on how she will watch the children if you don't stay, what is funded, etc..).  I wouldn't think you should be expected to bring a gift for the other child either.  I know places similar to chuck e cheeses (I've never thrown a party there, so can't speak on them) sometimes have birthday party packages for large and small groups..perhaps they got one of those packages?? 

Hope it all works out!! 

Quoting Sewsofun:

Specifically right now I'm annoyed at one parent in particular. My son just got invited to his first birthday party outside of family. She sent it in to school inviting everyone to chuck e cheese. But its also a joint birthday party with her younger non school aged son. There are 26 kids in my sons class, presuming they all come, how would they be able to afford tokens and pizza for all, plus keep track of them all and are we supposed to get presents for the other child too? Or are we required to chaperone our own children? My son really wants to go but I don't feel comfortable with it so I haven't RSVP yet. Ahhh!

 

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