Things That Parents Say to Non-Parents That Are So Annoying
Before anyone says anything, yes being a parent is tough. However, people have been doing this job for as long as people have been walking around the Earth. So spoiler alert – you aren’t the first people to have kids, be tired, or hate yourself for sitting through a 6 hour tee-ball game.
So for all of the non-parents out there, here is a list to present your parent friends so they know what to stop saying to every person in the world who wasn’t blessed (yet) with a tiny bundle of joy.
“I’m so tired, you know, because of the kids”
We get it, kids are tough, but does that mean that we can’t be tired? Apparently the only people allowed to be tired are parents. Our bad.
“Look what little [insert any name] made in the potty!”
We don’t want to see what anyone has made in the toilet – ever – PERIOD.
Every picture you post on Facebook
Oh how adorable! The 100th picture of your kid pretending to be an adult. Zzzzzz
“Just wait until you have kids”
Yes, just wait until we have kids and we can do this same thing to you. Pay back is coming.
“You think that’s cute, see what little [blah,blah,blah] can do”
Talking about how we don’t understand because we don’t have kids
Believe it or not, we might actually understand. We’re not complete morons, you know, despite not having kids (according to you).
Talking about how much you envy us being able to still do things that you can’t
Complaining about other people’s kids, even though your kid is just as bad
Seriously, we just saw your kid do the same thing just the other day!
Telling us having a pet is not the same as being a parent
Of course it’s not, and why would you think we wouldn’t understand that?
With all that being said, we have never been happier for you. Someday we will join you in said joy and will happily seek out your advice and expertise.