I HATE other people's kids!

I'm so frickin PO. And I'm a clean freak, so every little fallen crumb and smudged glass was like a knife in my heart. I couldn't wait for them to leave!!!


You probably shouldn't ever have children. Even the best behaved children will make messes...and your heart will be full of holes.
I'm so frickin PO. And I'm a clean freak, so every little fallen crumb and smudged glass was like a knife in my heart. I couldn't wait for them to leave!!!


You probably shouldn't ever have children. Even the best behaved children will make messes...and your heart will be full of holes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Very true
I'm so frickin PO. And I'm a clean freak, so every little fallen crumb and smudged glass was like a knife in my heart. I couldn't wait for them to leave!!!


You probably shouldn't ever have children. Even the best behaved children will make messes...and your heart will be full of holes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That maybe true but hopefully you can teach them from an early age to be responsible and clean up after themselves and respect other people and their belongings.
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I'm so frickin PO. And I'm a clean freak, so every little fallen crumb and smudged glass was like a knife in my heart. I couldn't wait for them to leave!!!


You probably shouldn't ever have children. Even the best behaved children will make messes...and your heart will be full of holes.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That maybe true but hopefully you can teach them from an early age to be responsible and clean up after themselves and respect other people and their belongings.
Originally Posted by gg
Very young kids take time to learn this... and in the meantime, there will be messes.
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That maybe true but hopefully you can teach them from an early age to be responsible and clean up after themselves and respect other people and their belongings.

That takes years. The original poster's heart won't survive the messy toddler years.

I'm so frickin PO. And I'm a clean freak, so every little fallen crumb and smudged glass was like a knife in my heart. I couldn't wait for them to leave!!!

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Originally Posted by KateRoberts
I was/am that way too. I hate it when people bring their toddlers to my house. But, it's different when it's your own kid(s) making the mess, and, also, you have the ability to raise them your way. Though, I have to say, my son now lives like a pig in spite of my trying to raise him to be neat. But he never EVER behaved that way in anyone else's house, nor in our own house, when he was a toddler. I never had gates, child locks, nor did I have to put my breakables out of his reach. He NEVER touched anything that wasn't his. I did have the little outlet covers, but when he was 2, he found the ONE outlet that didn't have a cover upstairs in an area where he almost never played, and damn if he didn't make straight for it with a key.

Anyway, I hate others' badly behaved children too, so I feel your pain. If my son DID behave that way, I would have taken him aside, put the fear of Mom into him, and if that didn't work, we would have left the situation.

It's your house, and they're not your kids. It's your right to feel anyway you want to about it.
But to hear you say "I hate other people's kids" is a little offensive, being a lot of us DO have kids and we love 'em - good behavior or bad.

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Originally Posted by juvjoy
well I hate other peopel's bad azz kids.
Originally Posted by Trenellm
I agree with that partially; once kids are past a certain age, if their parents are any good at all, those kids should know how to behave. Toddlers, though, I imagine are tougher to control. The parents in Kate's house should have been ON IT, though, keeping the kiddies in line. Don't feel like it? Find a sitter, or stay home and let the kids tear apart your own house.

But yeah, I would say kids age 5 and up, or as young as 4, should know better than to act like little terrors in someone else's home. I've encountered so many kids who are just mean, disrespectful, rude, etc., and while I know it's because of the parents or what they learn from their peers, I can't help feeling really irritated with those kids. Don't they learn any social skills at ALL? School? Anywhere?

Examples? Kids in restaurants, libraries or other public places who are allowed to run rampant. I worked in a restaurant as a waitress for a while, and the customers I hated most were the ones who didn't keep their kids in their seats. I don't need to be tripping over your screaming brat when I'm carrying a two and a half-foot wide tray full of glass, food, beverages and silverware. Thanks.

I also agree that if I had kids, every time they started acting up in public or at someone else's home, we'd leave. I'm not so selfish that I would inflict my over-tired, cranky, unruly children on others.
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I think running, screaming, and climbing on furniture is rude, no matter what the age. I think eating in someone else's living room without being told it's okay is rude at any age. That said, it's the parents who are rude, not the kids. They should have controlled their kids or gone home, especially since it was later in the evening.

Now you know not to invite these people to bring their kids ever again.
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It bothers me when people won't take the time to tend to their children too.

But you invited several young children into your home--you don't expect some mess and noise?

I don't even have kids and I find the statement "I hate other people's kids" to be pretty offensive. They're just children, it's not their fault they don't know any better.

I think Kate was simply venting. It was a very out of control situation for her and she was upset about it. I certainly don't think she really hates other people's kids. Maybe their behavior, but certainly not the little monsters themselves.
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You do realize that "problem children" are usually the result of "problem parents (ie; ineffective parents)?" You know, the whole you reap what you sow thing.
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I think Kate was simply venting. It was a very out of control situation for her and she was upset about it. I certainly don't think she really hates other people's kids. Maybe their behavior, but certainly not the little monsters themselves.
Originally Posted by medussa
I agree.

Out-of-control kids can be a scary thing (especially for the uninitiated).

And of course, one's definition of "out of control" does change with circumstances.
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The worst thing about really little kids is definitely that they always tend to have their hands in their mouth. And then, of course, they take their wet hands and tug at your dry clean only clothing, and touch your furniture, etc.

I'm really not sure how that can be helped.
Is this the first time that you've ever been around toddlers? Just curious, as most people know that they aren't always well behaved. I do think that the parents should have reprimanded a bit more, and having "the guys" go into another room was actually kind of crappy. If the mom's are SAHM's, why wouldn't the dads stick around and "help" out as well?
I can see how you might have expected the kids to be a little bit better behaved, however, if it was later in the evening AND they were at someone else's house...I can totally see how they would have been acting like that.
ITA with the poster who said now you know not to invite them over anymore.

I also agree that kids shoudl be taught responsibility, etc...however, this is a FOUR and a TWO year old. Expecting them to eat and not drop a crumb is kinda over the top to me. My son is 4.5 and still gets food all over his face and on the floor...even when using utencils and a napkin.

Anyways, just don't open your clean-freak home to kids.
Ah, from the mouths of those who do not have children. I was talking to a friend today about how different you are before you have kids, compared to after. We have ALL had those moments when we said that "I would never do that with my kids" or "my kids won't act like that". Just be careful who you curse as parents because it will all come back to bite you in the a$$!

Seriously though, there ARE some parents who do not watch their kids, and let their kids run wild, but also understand that kids will be kids and yes, toddlers can be a little uncontrollable at times.

The biggest thing I learned when I had B was that kids aren't puppies. They have personalities, and free will, and can't just be "trained" to do what you want them to. You have to nurture their personalities, and work WITH them, or you will have a constantly defiant, screaming child on your hands. Yes, I agree that when you're child starts having a fit, it's time to leave, but that's not to say that EVERY small fit is reason to run home - sometimes they will quickly pass.

If you really want to make sure NOTHING happens with a 2/3 year old around, then as a parent you have to be on top of them ALL THE TIME. They are really just mobile babies - if you are really worried about anything in your house at all (which, as a single person, you are allowed to be) then you really shouldn't invite toddlers over your house.
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SAHM = Stay At Home Mom

I prefer the term full-time-mom, since I rarely stay home.
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom

I prefer the term full-time-mom, since I rarely stay home.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I think most moms are full time moms, whether they work outside the home or not.
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I think most moms are full time moms, whether they work outside the home or not.

I disagree. I've been a working mom, and when I was working, I couldn't fulfill all the mothering roles that I do now. I had to hire people to fill in for me when I wasn't there.

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