But there are some that will just make me crawl a wall....
And my biggest one?
"Mommy? I would like some milk" small child says
"Ok dear, just a minute and I'll get you some" mommy says
"NO, get it NOW, I want it NOW" small child says
Mommy stops everything she is doing to bow down to her small child and get him/her milk
And now child knows that they are boss. They know that they can totally disrespect their parent no matter what the circumstance and mom isn't going to do anything.
I don't mind doing things for my children but not with an attitude like that.
My children are learning very early that it's not ok to disrespect mommy or daddy. Daddy is one of the biggest enforcers.
That is one thing that drives me absolutely NUTS! Parents that allow their children to walk all over them, totally disrespect them and basically spit on them and walk away.
I remember trying to disrespect my mom when I was younger and it didn't work, it bought me a one way ticket to my room or grounding or priviledges taken away. And when I was a teenager, it bought me a lovely night at home with the 'rents, which mom proceeded to make it a nightmare!
I am hoping that by teaching our children respect for us, not allowing them to be disrespectful towards us also teaches them they can't disrespect their teachers, grandparents, aunt's, uncles and some of my closest friends that we consider family.
The hubs makes it really clear that they are not to disrespect me or females in general, and hopefully in time they won't disrespect girls/girlfriends/women/wives.
So there, I stirred the pot....that's my biggest parenting pet peeve, what's yours?
Would have had this up last night but blogger sucks, I think it's time for a move to my own domain!!