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My Kids Have Discovered a New Torture Method! They Use It on Me All the Time!

I love my kids, I really do, but lately it’s been really easy for them to get on my last nerve. I don’t know if it’s because we are in the middle of the summer break where the ‘awesome’ has worn off for all of us. They are bored of cleaning and reading and I am near done with them telling me they are bored and begging them to get anything done. Slap all that on top of the heat and humidity that is keeping us inside, add miserable (and really creative) kids and you have a recipe fit for torture.

Hanging out with them is not torture — they are the most awesome kids on the planet, but they have picked up on some quirks that make me want to rip out my ears. I am not kidding, but you can laugh because I would have laughed a few years ago if someone told me their kid was doing this to them … I know better now.

They love Star Wars and I blame it on their school, but they really love it. They have just finished watching (again) that episode with the world’s most annoying character and I am paying the prices for it. All day, a million times an hour I hear:

Me-sa Jar Jar Binks!

And then I hear:

Me-sa want more food, please.”

And:

Me-sa being bothered by my sister.

Times three.

And about three million times during the day I want to stab something in my ears so I don’t have to hear it any more. Kids can get on your nerves on the best of days with all the questions, the ‘why’s, the sibling spats and requests for food. All that surpasses “annoying” into “torture” when it’s all done in the voice of the most annoying character ever developed.

Send wine.

Photo credit: Devan McGuinness

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