1. When the eight-year-old talks in a baby voice.
Not just to her baby sister, but to anyone within hearing range. Seriously kid, you're 8. No one wants to hear it any more.
2. The never-ending "why?"
The three year old has been absorbing everything around him, and I love that he wants to know exactly how the world works... but c'mon. There are only so many times I can answer "Why?" before we get into an existential debate that I'm not sure you're equipped to argue.
3. Whining. Any whining.
I know how big your mouth is, kid. I see it when you're yelling at me about how you don't want to take a bath. Use it to take a bite, because nibbling your crackers like a mouse is just making a big, crumby mess for me to clean up.
5. Arguing with everything I say
I remember getting yelled at a lot as a kid by my stepdad, "Don't you backtalk me!" but I never really understood what he was talking about. Now, I'm a stepmom who gets to deal with sass constantly. "Come into the living room," usually gets a exaggerated sigh and an, "I am!"
What are your biggest pet peeves when it comes to your children?