(Closed) God I HATE kids at this very moment (rant)

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Take a breath girl. The scratch can be polished out of glass.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

UUUUUGHHHHHH that is terrible and I am sooooo sorry! I like little ones from a distance…I can’t imagine at this point having to “baby proof” everything, and you shouldn’t have to either! Your friends should have been MUCH more responsible; I’d never let my friend clean up the messy my child made (numerous times), and I’d never let young kids even touch a glass table. That’s a “grown up” item, that just shouldn’t be around kids. I think when you cool down, maybe you should mention to your friend that while you appreciate their company, that having their children over was a bit stressful and I’d certainly mention that your new expensive table has a scratch…irresponsible parents are the worst. Your story reminded me of the Sex & the City episode when Carrie lost her Manolo’s at her friend’s house, and her friend was unsympathetic because she has kids and “bigger” priorities than shoes…Sorry for your situation! Have a glass of wine!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I love kids, but man those parents sound irresponsible! They should’ve been keeping a better eye on their kids in someone else’s house. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Sladi4ka,

I have ONE (1) child – she is now 22.  One.  For the very reasons you pointed out.  

The best is when you have mopped for 4 times in one night and then cannot find your ering/wring or favorite dessert/drink because they had (innocently, natch, not really) taken it to be “grown up”.  But then one day they say, “I love you the best!” with a little hair-tendril falling over their face and that 4yro giggle and hug.  

Go ahead and vent, girl.  But remember, kids, whether you have one or 7 (holy shit!) have a place in this world.  And yes that glass(bottle) of wine will fix it all for the night.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Sladi4ka:  this is really over the top. If you feel so strongly about kids, next time and forever invite your friends alone. I wouldn’t expect them to come but save yourself and them the stress. I’m sure they could tell you were frustrated and did not enjoy themselves anyway. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sladi4ka:  Why did you invite the kids to your house if you hate them so much?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

Wow. Honestly just don’t invite your friends over next time if you hate (their) kids so much.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@Sladi4ka:  I’m sorry you had such a terrible night. I have a similar tolerance for children and parents who don’t tend to them.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I have basically zero tolerance for poorly behaved children, too. I want to have my own eventually, but I can only pray that I will learn how to discipline them properly and be able to afford babysitters for a night in with my friends. You better call your friend and ask that she pay to have the table buffed. I agree that you need to make it clear that children are not welcome over if they stress you out so much. This may look bitchy, but you have to do what you have to do for your own sanity. These parents also need to learn to either make their children behave and clean up after them, or they will lose their adult friends…kind of like my parents did with three children. xD

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@julies1949:  good news!

OP I agree that if the kids stress you out so much you shouldn’t invite them  OR,  for your own sanity, perhaps you can buy a plastic table cloth for kiddy visits.

I also agree with the PP who said it’s crazy they were allowed to do that in your house!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel the same as you, OP! I feel so uncomfortable with kids in my house and I don’t even have a lot of valuable items. I’d be so enraged and I’d be looking to find out how much it’d cost to get the scratch polished out. I hope it’s not a lot. UGH. Can’t trust kids.

I love them outside my house – I’m an elementary school teacher. But I prefer not to have them at home for any prolonged period.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used to put  a plain clear shower curtain under the dining table and chairs when my kids were little. I am not talking about the kitchen table- the dining table. It takes all the stress out of worrying about stains on the carpet.

I can’t imagine being a guest where the hostess was jumping up every 5 seconds to sweep up crumbs.You wouldn’t have to worry about me coming back.

I do agree that the parents should have monitored their cildren’s behavior and stepped in.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Listen OP I get that you’re super angry, and I get it because those parents should’ve been watching their children the entire time and also should have cleaned up the mess. I’ve had guests to my home before with their children and did not have to pick up food from the floor or worry about where they were running off to, so I think it was irresponsible on the parents’ part. But once you calm down, just think practically about what you can do about the table. There are ways to remove scratches from glass. Of course I don’t know them, but it can be done. 

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