This week we are discussing speech and behaviour that we find bothersome. If you ask my children they’ll tell you that “uhuh” and “unuh” do not fly in our house. When I ask my kids a question I at least expect them to respond with an understandable word not just a muttered mumble. It seems I have been fighting this battle with them for years.
Like many parents I have an aversion for the word “whatever” when used as a response. Especially when it is followed up with “I don’t care.” This is even more frustrating to hear when I ask for their opinion on dinner then they moan when I pick something they don’t want. My answer to them is always, “You shouldn’t have said you didn’t care.”
When It comes to social media I despise all of the “share if you believe” and all the other posts that are to “test” my faith or friendship or compassion. How is sharing a post going to help that person survive cancer? Or the “my mon my and daddy will buy me a puppy if I get 100,000 likes on this post.” Nope, not going to share that. To me they are the same as chain letters.
Now a phrase that really bothers me is “Well, they claim to be Christians but…” You should just stop what you’re saying because I don’t want to hear it. In my experience that phrase is always followed by something incredibly judgemental. We shouldn’t be judging others. That is all I am going to say on that topic.
“Bae” is annoying. It sounds too much like baby talk. I am glad that my teens don’t use this phrase. I have heard middle school teachers complain about their students baby talking in class. When I was iniddle school my friends and I would use the biggest words we could think of (masticate was used a lot) and now it seems the world is trying to dumb things down.
My middle child picked up a habit of reaching his arms out and wiggling his fingers when he wants something. This wouldn’t bother me so much if he was three but he is thirteen. I was told he picked it up from a Disney Channel show. It leaves me shaking my head though.
Tell me what are some of things that bother you?